January 12, 2006,
News & Opinion
Yes, there are "hip" and "hot" topics in finance, including the key numbers to watch when assessing public companies. And there has been an interesting transformation over the years regarding what numbers were "hot. " In the late 90's, 2000 and 2001, the key financial number everyone watched and talked about was EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization).