Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

Abbott Laboratories (ABT)


-1.16 (-1.13%)
Share price $ 101.71
Beta 0.663
Diluted Shares Outstanding 1,786
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate 16.53
After-tax Cost of Debt 1.29%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 6.829
Total Debt 24,295
Total Equity 181,654.06
Total Capital 205,949.06
Debt Weighting 11.80
Equity Weighting 88.20

There are a number of methods that can be used to determine discount rates. A good approach – and the one we’ll use in this tutorial – is to use the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) – a blend of the cost of equity and after-tax cost of debt. A company has two primary sources of financing – debt and equity – and, in simple terms, WACC is the average cost of raising that money. WACC is calculated by multiplying the cost of each capital source (debt and equity) by its relevant weight and then adding the products together to determine the WACC value.