Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (OSBC)


+0.18 (+1.03%)
Share price $ 17.64
Beta 1.104
Diluted Shares Outstanding 30.74
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate 28.07
After-tax Cost of Debt 4.09%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 8.767
Total Debt 148.54
Total Equity 542.22
Total Capital 690.75
Debt Weighting 21.50
Equity Weighting 78.50

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.