Getting the data on dire news

BVWireIssue #46-2
July 19, 2006

Last week the S&P Retail Index started sinking “in a sea of red,” according to, due to swelling geopolitical and economic fears and a Wal-Mart stock downgrade. The news prompted us to look at the sales of retail firms, which according to the Pratt’s Stats™ database, posted the following five year, median MVIC/EBITDA multiples:



Each data field had at least 200 data points—many over 300; for more information on the database, including its FAQ, go to

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