Anglo American - WACC Analysis

Anglo American (Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) Analysis)

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Helpful Information for Anglo American's Analysis

What is the WACC Formula? Analyst use the WACC Discount Rate (weighted average cost of capital) to determine Anglo American's investment risk. WACC Formula = Cost of Equity (CAPM) * Common Equity + (Cost of Debt) * Total Debt. The result of this calculation is an essential input for the discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis for Anglo American. Value Investing Importance? This method is widely used by investment professionals to determine the correct price for investments in Anglo American before they make value investing decisions. This WACC analysis is used in Anglo American's discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation and see how the WACC calculation affect's Anglo American's company valuation.

WACC Analysis Information

1. The WACC (discount rate) calculation for Anglo American uses comparable companies to produce a single WACC (discount rate). An industry average WACC (discount rate) is the most accurate for Anglo American over the long term. If there are any short-term differences between the industry WACC and Anglo American's WACC (discount rate), then Anglo American is more likely to revert to the industry WACC (discount rate) over the long term.

2. The WACC calculation uses the higher of Anglo American's WACC or the risk free rate, because no investment can have a cost of capital that is better than risk free. This situation may occur if the beta is negative and Anglo American uses a significant proportion of equity capital.