Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

Acer Therapeutics Inc. (ACER)


+0.10 (+10.50%)
Share price $ 1
Beta 0.580
Diluted Shares Outstanding 15.77
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate 0.00
After-tax Cost of Debt 4.36%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 6.519
Total Debt 2.33
Total Equity 15.77
Total Capital 18.09
Debt Weighting 12.86
Equity Weighting 87.14

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.