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Rewriting WACC Formula

$WACC = \frac{E}{V} * R_e + \frac{D}{V} *R_D(1-T_c) $ where $R_D$ should be the cost of the debt. $T_c$ is the tax rate. When googling the formula for cost of debt I find $Cost of debt = R_D = ...
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How to handle negative WACC due to net income of a company being negative?

I am calculating the weighted Average capital cost of a company using the following formula : WACC However the company I am tying to find WACC has negative net income. As a result my WACC is negative. ...
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WACC: should the new issue of debt be averaged?

If a company already has debt in the amount of 3M with the cost of debt of 10% before taxes and common shares in the amount of 4M with the cost of equity of 8% and then decides to raise more money ...
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Should the targeted rate of return stay the same regardless of the currency?

I work for a european company which invests mostly in the euro zone but also in the UK. I'm in charge with calculating the hurdle rate targeted for these investments. The internal guidelines are for ...
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Calculation for WACC for commercial banks

Commerical banks have a large weightage of debt from deposits, which has a very low interest rate. This caused our calculated WACC to be very low. Is this correct? https://docs.google.com/...
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estimate cost of equity (Re) / required rate of return using DCF [closed]

I'd like to estimate Amazon's after-tax cost of equity (Re) using both the DCF and CAPM approaches. Tons of info and resources on how to estimate Re using CAPM, but DCF, I see no relevant resources. ...
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Why is there inconsistency in WACC vs unlevered return?

To evaluate an enterprise we can discount free cash flow by either the unlevered required rate of return or the WACC. With Tax we have: $WACC=R_e \frac{E}{E+D}+R_f\frac{D}{E+D}(1-t)$ where $R_e$ is ...
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Does WACC not depend on the cost of debt?

According to chapter 17 of Ross's Corporate Finance (Brazilian translation of 2nd edition), $$ r_{WACC} = \frac{S}{S+B}r_S + \frac{B}{S+B}r_B(1 - T) $$ and $$ r_S = r_0 + \frac{B}{S}(1 - T)(r_0 - ...
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When calculating theoretical futuresprices for oil, how do you calculate the storage costs?

I have read that the terminal cost can typically be 0,15-0,5 dollars per barrel, but are you also supposed to include the cost of capital (WACC) when calculating the total cost? Why? Why not?
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What is the influence of inflation on the Wacc?

I understand that the WACC is influenced by the debt ratio but what is the impact of the inflation on the WACC
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DCF valuation and the constant WACC assumption

I have a question that has been on my mind ever since I learned about DCF. I was taught that for the DCF to be valid WACC should be constant. As a physicist by training this assumption is strange to ...
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Valuing equity of a firm using WACC gives incorrect results

Suppose I have a free cash flow to the firm FCFF and the market cap is E. Obviously I don't believe the equity valuation and that's why I would even attempt valuating it. So one way to do it is find ...
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Calculating a firm's cost of debt using bond issues

When a firm issues coupon bonds that are traded on the open market these bonds can trade at either a premium or discount during the lifetime of the bond. If, for instance, the bond trades at a ...
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Choosing WACC Tax Rate

I'm calculating the historical and forward quarterly WACC for a security. For the historical WACC, should I use the quarter's tax rate (which in some cases is very negative) or a TTM tax rate or ...
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Should cash-flows discounted at WACC be pre- or post-tax?

WACC in my mind is effectively a post-tax measure: $$\text{WACC} = \frac{E}{V} k_e+\frac{D}{V}k_d(1-t)$$ In this case should cash-flows, in particular loan cash-flows be adjusted for tax as well? ...
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Trying to calculate WACC (Weighted Average Cost of Capital) for this (small) data set

I've attached the data set I'm working with to this post. I'm trying to calculate the WACC using this data. I found a formula here: http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/063014/what-formula-...
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How to use WACC for investment?

How can I use the value of WACC(weighted average cost of capital)? I have calculated the WACC of company to be 7%. What if the company had a smaller or bigger WACC? Which one would attract investment?
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ISLAMIC FINANCE WACC

I need to calculate WACC for copany operating in the coutry with islamic finance system. I used build-up method to calculate cost of equity. But still searching for cost of debt in the economy. Has ...
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