Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

Yellow Pages Limited (Y.TO)

$12.45

-0.08 (-0.64%)
Share price $ 12.45
Beta 0.941
Diluted Shares Outstanding 26.60
Cost of Debt
Tax Rate -17.89
After-tax Cost of Debt 20.19%
Risk-Free Rate
Market Risk Premium
Cost of Equity 8.248
Total Debt 49.88
Total Equity 331.20
Total Capital 381.08
Debt Weighting 13.09
Equity Weighting 86.91
Wacc

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.