How Do You Pronounce EBITDA?

Fairly simple exercise here: How do YOU pronounce EBITDA, phonetically?

I'm partial to "e-bit-dah" with a an emphasis on the "E" and "dah" being pronounced almost like the Russian word.

How Do You Say EBITDA?

Consensus among our users is that EBITDA should be pronounced as:

ee-bit-dah

The below video demonstrates several different "correct" pronunciations.

Depreciation and Amortization Pronunciation

Amortization is typically pronounced the following way:

Read more about amortization.

Depreciation is typically pronounced the following way:

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Comments (30)

Aug 13, 2015 - 9:27am
Sil:

It is pronounced "ee-bit-dah". I cannot stand it when people go "EBIT-dee-ay".

Seconded

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Aug 13, 2015 - 10:13pm
Eskimo Brothers:

Sil: It is pronounced "ee-bit-dah". I cannot stand it when people go "EBIT-dee-ay".

Seconded

Thirded.

I opened this thread solely to make that same statement.

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

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Aug 14, 2015 - 12:03am
Sil:

It is pronounced "ee-bit-dah". I cannot stand it when people go "EBIT-dee-ay".

Got to second this.

Fortes fortuna adiuvat.
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Aug 13, 2015 - 9:36am

I once heard "eh-bu-duh" said really quickly, sounded the most retarded thing ever - made me question the CEO's quality....

People do the "dee ay" to avoid confusion with EBITDAR

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Aug 18, 2015 - 2:08pm
oreos:

I once heard "eh-bu-duh" said really quickly, sounded the most retarded thing ever - made me question the CEO's quality....

People do the "dee ay" to avoid confusion with EBITDAR


Every midwestern US private company CEO says it this way. Makes my ears bleed

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Aug 17, 2015 - 10:32pm
alman:

I'm waiting for a chance to say EBITDAR on Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Truth is that I'm not fussed what someone uses. There are bigger things to worry about. But I'm in the 'duh' camp.

I read this last night and laughed my ass off as I was studying up on technicals today.

EBITDAR (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization & Rent): Multiple used in Retail/Airlines.

"You often remove Rent because it is a major expense and one that varies significantly between different types of companies."

EBITDARRRRRRRRRR

Aug 13, 2015 - 11:47pm

I pronounce it "Straight cash homie"

"My name's Ralph Cox, and I'm from where ever's not gonna get me hit"

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Aug 21, 2015 - 10:26am

I pronounce and T and D as the same consonant, like Ee-bid-uh. Also, EBITDAX ftw

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Aug 21, 2015 - 10:27am

We had a kid interview and literally spell out each letter E-B-I-T-D-A. Still cringeworthy to this day.

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