Financial Institutions - WACC Analysis

Financial Institutions (Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) Analysis)



Helpful Information for Financial Institutions's Analysis

What is the WACC Formula? Analyst use the WACC Discount Rate (weighted average cost of capital) to determine Financial Institutions'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 Financial Institutions. Value Investing Importance? This method is widely used by investment professionals to determine the correct price for investments in Financial Institutions before they make value investing decisions. This WACC analysis is used in Financial Institutions's discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation and see how the WACC calculation affect's Financial Institutions's company valuation.

WACC Analysis Information

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

2. The WACC calculation uses the higher of Financial Institutions'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 Financial Institutions uses a significant proportion of equity capital.