In preparing a DCF valuation, you often use the current EBIT as a base to arrive at future cash flows. However, EBIT includes all income and expenses that the company has encountered. This includes items that are regular and recurring and those that are irregular and may not occur. When we are valuing a company, we only what to know what the cash flows are likely to be in the future. Only cash flows that we can expect to occur again from today onward provide us value. Therefore, the EBIT must reflect only items that you will expect in the future.

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