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Prodigal,

I use a simple spreadsheet that pulls the stock price and has the relevant data in it to calculate P/S and EV/S, P/E (shares, cash, debt, TTM Sales, TTM Earnings if profitable, etc...).

I update the relevant numbers quarterly (mostly).

I estimate a forward growth rate for the next year which I usually try to hedge on a bit. Meaning I'll use a conservative growth rate. For instance, I assume 50% growth over the next 12 months for Shopify.

On the SHOP current numbers, I have TTM Sales at $853.6M taking into account the most recent quarter. EV/S 15.4. Since I'm factoring in 50% growth compared to the 62% you show, our EV/S over the next 12 months are very close.

As to the value of the spreadsheet, for me it is pretty priceless. But the primary purpose is to provide first level evaluation of the business which provides a stepping stone to further research. I am indebted to this board in helping with that research.

Hope this was somewhat helpful.


A.J.
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