Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (OEC)


+0.41 (+2.97%)
Share price $ 14.22
Beta 1.643
Diluted Shares Outstanding 60.95
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate 27.46
After-tax Cost of Debt 3.18%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 11.459
Total Debt 867.50
Total Equity 866.72
Total Capital 1,734.22
Debt Weighting 50.02
Equity Weighting 49.98

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.