FCFF from EBITDA

Hello everyone, 

I wanted to confirm how we can calculate FCFF from EBITDA as I have seen different formulas and I am still confused. 

1) EBITDA - D&A = EBIT we then subtract the cash taxes and then we add back pre-tax D&A since its a non-cash expense but it is tax-deductible, we then subtract/add changes in net working capital and CapEx

2) FCFF = (EBITDA – Interest) (1 – Tax rate) + Interest(1 – Tax rate) – Capex + Changes in WC.

Am I confusing my self or is 1 the right way?

Thanks!

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 9, 2021 - 1:47pm

First formula is standard. Not sure where the second one is from, if you expand the first term it simplifies to EBITDA - CapEx + Changes in NWC (btw WC should be subtracted), which is wrong because you don't factor in tax payments. 

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 10, 2021 - 2:21am

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