There is no difference, both are the same.
EBITDA also accounts for depreciation and amortization EBITDA: earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
EBITDA Margin is the ratio of EBITDA to Sales Revenue. Example: Revenue of $10,458 and EBITDA of $871 yeilds EBITDA Margin of 8.3%.
EBITDA Margin = EBITDA/Sales
The GOP (Gross Operating Profit) is the profit left after operational costs have been deducted. EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) is the amount of profit with those items in its acronym added back into it.
Depends on what you're comparing it to. Since EBITDA is a dollar amount, it's not really something you can compare between companies, especially of different sizes. Obviously, you want EBITDA to be positive, as it is essentially revenue. It would help with comparisons to convert it to a percentage change. (EBITDA2 - EBITDA1)/(EBITDA1) where EBITDA2 is EBITDA at period 2 and EBITDA1 is EBITDA at period 1. That way, you can see how much EBITDA has grown for a given company in a percentage. Then, you can compare it to similar companies. Higher is usually better.
Yes, EBITDA Margin can be negative. When a company is positive it is due to good efficiencies processes that have kept certain expenses low. While Negative EBITDA can suggest the contrary.
Not necessarily. A negative EBITDA implies that the entity is not capable to cover its interest and tax payments with its operating profits.
Senior Debt / EBITDA
The acronym "EBITDA" stands for "earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization". It is an equation used by large companies to predict and measure financial results.
What is EBITDA?Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) is a non-GAAP metric that can be used to evaluate a company's profitability. EBITDA = Operating Revenue - Operating Expenses + Other RevenueIts name comes from the fact that Operating Expenses do not include interest, taxes, depreciation or amortization. EBITDA is not a defined measure according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and thus can be calculated however a company wishes. It is also not a measure of cash flow.EBITDA differs from the operating cash flow in a cash flow statement primarily by excluding payments for taxes or interest as well as changes in working capital. EBITDA also differs from free cash flow because it excludes cash requirements for replacing capital assets. EBITDA is used when evaluating a company's ability to earn a profit, and it is often used in stock analysis.