In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool One analyst Jason Moser takes a question from a Fool reader who asks: "What are a few ways to value a company? Can a balance sheet tell an investor everything he needs to know before investing?" Jason talks about the many different ways investors value companies including book value, discounted cash flow models, and multiples like the P/E ratio and EV/EBITDA along with the idea that while extremely important, value is only one piece of the overall investing puzzle.

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