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3 Companies I Love Whose Valuations Terrify Me

Lee Samaha, The Motley Fool
·6 min read
3 Companies I Love Whose Valuations Terrify Me
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The two are often the same, but in the case of 3D engineering and design software company Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK), automation company Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), and universal lubricant company WD-40 (NASDAQ: WDFC), a great company is matched with a not so great valuation. Let's take a look at WD-40's enterprise value (market cap plus net debt), or EV, to earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) multiple. There's no way around the fact that all three of the above-mentioned companies trade on hefty absolute valuations, and WD-40 has a particularly high rating compared to its historical performance.