Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (LOB)


+1.86 (+8.18%)
Share price $ 24.6
Beta 1.462
Diluted Shares Outstanding 41.77
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate 16.22
After-tax Cost of Debt 117.79%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 10.590
Total Debt 83.20
Total Equity 1,027.57
Total Capital 1,110.78
Debt Weighting 7.49
Equity Weighting 92.51

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.