Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

Neoenergia S.A. (NEOE3.SA)


+0.48 (+3.00%)
Share price $ 16.48
Beta 0.745
Diluted Shares Outstanding 1,214
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate 29.77
After-tax Cost of Debt 4.23%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 7.215
Total Debt 38,769
Total Equity 20,006.72
Total Capital 58,775.72
Debt Weighting 65.96
Equity Weighting 34.04

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.