Hansen Medical - WACC Analysis

Hansen Medical (Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) Analysis)



Helpful Information for Hansen Medical's Analysis

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

WACC Analysis Information

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

2. The WACC calculation uses the higher of Hansen Medical'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 Hansen Medical uses a significant proportion of equity capital.