Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

PIMCO Global StocksPLUS & Income Fu... (PGP)


-0.20 (-2.97%)
Share price $ 6.38
Beta 0.980
Diluted Shares Outstanding 11.02
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate 0.00
After-tax Cost of Debt 0.66%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 8.375
Total Debt 56.12
Total Equity 70.30
Total Capital 126.42
Debt Weighting 44.39
Equity Weighting 55.61

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.