Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD-B.TO)


+0.78 (+1.60%)
Share price $ 49.67
Beta 0.889
Diluted Shares Outstanding 1,123.30
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate 19.46
After-tax Cost of Debt 3.91%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 7.851
Total Debt 6,809.30
Total Equity 55,794.31
Total Capital 62,603.61
Debt Weighting 10.88
Equity Weighting 89.12

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.