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Apple (AAPL) WACC % :11.16% (As of Jun. 18, 2024)


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What is Apple WACC %?

As of today (2024-06-18), Apple's weighted average cost of capital is 11.16%%. Apple's ROIC % is 34.62% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Apple generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.

For a comprehensive WACC calculation, please access the WACC Calculator.


Apple WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Apple's WACC % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Apple WACC % Chart

Apple Annual Data
Trend Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22 Sep23
WACC %
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Apple Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
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Competitive Comparison of Apple's WACC %

For the Consumer Electronics subindustry, Apple's WACC %, along with its competitors' market caps and WACC % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Apple's WACC % Distribution in the Hardware Industry

For the Hardware industry and Technology sector, Apple's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Apple's WACC % falls into.



Apple WACC % Calculation

The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is the rate that a company is expected to pay on average to all its security holders to finance its assets. The WACC is commonly referred to as the firm's cost of capital. Generally speaking, a company's assets are financed by debt and equity. WACC is the average of the costs of these sources of financing, each of which is weighted by its respective use in the given situation. By taking a weighted average, we can see how much interest the company has to pay for every dollar it finances.

WACC=E/(E + D)*Cost of Equity+D/(E + D)*Cost of Debt*(1 - Tax Rate)

1. Weights:
Generally speaking, a company's assets are financed by debt and equity. We need to calculate the weight of equity and the weight of debt.
The market value of equity (E) is also called "Market Cap". As of today, Apple's market capitalization (E) is $3322435.547 Mil.
The market value of debt is typically difficult to calculate, therefore, GuruFocus uses book value of debt (D) to do the calculation. It is simplified by adding the latest one-year quarterly average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation together. As of Mar. 2024, Apple's latest one-year quarterly average Book Value of Debt (D) is $108522.6 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 3322435.547 / (3322435.547 + 108522.6) = 0.9684
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 108522.6 / (3322435.547 + 108522.6) = 0.0316

2. Cost of Equity:
GuruFocus uses Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) to calculate the required rate of return. The formula is:
Cost of Equity = Risk-Free Rate of Return + Beta of Asset * (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return)
a) GuruFocus uses 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate as the risk-free rate. It is updated daily. The current risk-free rate is 4.273%. Please go to Economic Indicators page for more information. Please note that we use the 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate of the country/region where the company is headquartered. If the data for that country/region is not available, then we will use the 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate of the United States as default.
b) Beta is the sensitivity of the expected excess asset returns to the expected excess market returns. Apple's beta is 1.20.
c) (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return) is also called market premium. GuruFocus requires market premium to be 6%.
Cost of Equity = 4.273% + 1.20 * 6% = 11.473%

3. Cost of Debt:
GuruFocus uses latest TTM Interest Expense divided by the latest one-year quarterly average debt to get the simplified cost of debt.
As of Mar. 2024, Apple's interest expense (positive number) was $2000 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $108522.6 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 2000 / 108522.6 = 1.8429%.

4. Multiply by one minus TTM Tax Rate:
GuruFocus uses the most recent TTM Tax Expense divided by the most recent TTM Pre-Tax Income to calculate the tax rate. The calculated TTM tax rate is limited to between 0% and 100%. If the calculated tax rate is higher than 100%, it is set to 100%. If the calculated tax rate is less than 0%, it is set to 0%.
The latest calculated TTM Tax Rate = 17723 / 118112 = 15.01%.

Apple's Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (WACC) for Today is calculated as:

WACC=E / (E + D)*Cost of Equity+D / (E + D)*Cost of Debt*(1 - Tax Rate)
=0.9684*11.473%+0.0316*1.8429%*(1 - 15.01%)
=11.16%

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Apple  (NAS:AAPL) WACC % Explanation

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher ROIC % than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, Apple's weighted average cost of capital is 11.16%%. Apple's ROIC % is 34.62% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Apple generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.


Be Aware

1. GuruFocus uses book value of debt (D) to do the calculation. It is simplified by adding latest one-year quarterly average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation together.
For companies that report quarterly, GuruFocus combines all of the most recent year's quarterly debt data from the beginning of the year to the year-end and calculates the average.
For companies that report semi-annually, GuruFocus combines all of the most recent year's semi-annual debt data from the start of the year to the year-end and calculates the average.
For companies that report annually, GuruFocus combines the beginning and ending annual debt data from the most recent year and then calculates the average.

2. The WACC formula discussed above does not include Preferred Stock. Please adjust if preferred stock is considered.

3. (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return) is also called market premium. GuruFocus requires market premium to be 6%.

4. GuruFocus uses the latest TTM Interest Expense divided by the latest one-year quarterly average debt to get the simplified cost of debt.


Related Terms

Apple (AAPL) Business Description

Address
One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA, USA, 95014
Apple is among the largest companies in the world, with a broad portfolio of hardware and software products targeted at consumers and businesses. Apple's iPhone makes up a majority of the firm sales, and Apple's other products like Mac, iPad, and Watch are designed around the iPhone as the focal point of an expansive software ecosystem. Apple has progressively worked to add new applications, like streaming video, subscription bundles, and augmented reality. The firm designs its own software and semiconductors while working with subcontractors like Foxconn and TSMC to build its products and chips. Slightly less than half of Apple's sales come directly through its flagship stores, with a majority of sales coming indirectly through partnerships and distribution.
Executives
Chris Kondo officer: Principal Accounting Officer 1 INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
Katherine L. Adams officer: SVP, General Counsel APPLE INC., 1 INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
Luca Maestri officer: Senior Vice President, CFO 1 INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
Jeffrey E Williams officer: COO ONE INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
Deirdre O'brien officer: Senior Vice President ONE APPLE PARK WAY, CUPERTINO CA 95014
Timothy D Cook director, officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O APPLE INC, ONE INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
Arthur D Levinson director C/O GENENTECH INC, 1 DNA WAY MS 49, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080-4990
Alex Gorsky director JOHNSON & JOHNSON, ONE JOHNSON & JOHNSON PLAZA, NEW BRUNSWICK NJ 08933
Monica C Lozano director
Angela J Ahrendts officer: Senior Vice President 1 INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
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Craig Federighi officer: Senior Vice President 807 11TH AVENUE, SUNNYVALE CA 94089
Daniel J. Riccio officer: Senior Vice President 1 INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
Philip W Schiller officer: Senior Vice President C/O APPLE INC, ONE INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
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