Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

Western Asset Inflation-Linked Oppo... (WIW)


+0.01 (+0.10%)
Share price $ 9.66
Beta 0.582
Diluted Shares Outstanding 61.29
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate 0.00
After-tax Cost of Debt 0.06%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 6.266
Total Debt 400.63
Total Equity 592.06
Total Capital 992.69
Debt Weighting 40.36
Equity Weighting 59.64

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.