Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are NOI and EBITDA the same?
Both NOI and EBITDA, which stands for Earnings Before Interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization, show profitability before deducting interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. However, NOI is used to measure the profits of a commercial or residential real estate property, while EBITDA reveals a company's profits.
How do you calculate net operating income (NOI) before tax?
NOI is a before tax calculation. Therefore, it doesn’t account for tax.
What is a good net operating income (NOI) percentage?
Instead of a percentage, NOI is a number that accounts for the revenues and expenses of a specific property.

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