Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

Calamos Global Total Return Fund (CGO)

$11.8

+0.04 (+0.34%)
Share price $ 11.8
Beta 1.281
Diluted Shares Outstanding 8.81
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate 0.00
After-tax Cost of Debt 2.72%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 8.932
Total Debt 37
Total Equity 103.98
Total Capital 140.98
Debt Weighting 26.25
Equity Weighting 73.75
Wacc

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.