operating income before depreciation and amortization

Definition

OIBDA. A financial measure similar to EBITDA, except that it uses Net Operating Income as opposed to net income. It is calculated by adding interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (also known as ITDA) to the company's operating income. OIBDA is used by companies more frequently, although it is still a non-GAAP measure. Some companies prefer to use OIBDA because it doesn't consider non-operating income, and therefore tends to give a better indication of income from regular operations.

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I needed to know what our operating income before depreciation and amortization was, so I could make some changes to it.

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You should try to make sure you budget properly for your OPERATING INCOME BEFORE DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATIOn so that you have enough for it.

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The operating income before depreciation and amortization provided a clear and useful picture of the company's financial health especially since the metric is after tax.

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