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Broadcom (NAS:AVGO) WACC %

:9.7% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-11-26), Broadcom's weighted average cost of capital is 9.7%. Broadcom's ROIC % is 18.91% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Broadcom 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.


Broadcom (NAS:AVGO) WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Broadcom'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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Broadcom Annual Data
Trend Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Oct15 Oct16 Oct17 Oct18 Oct19 Oct20 Oct21
WACC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 7.76 7.94 6.44 6.01 6.88

Broadcom Quarterly Data
Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22 Jul22
WACC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.68 6.88 8.63 9.63 9.01

Broadcom (NAS:AVGO) WACC % Competitive Comparison

For the Semiconductors subindustry, Broadcom'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.

   

Broadcom (NAS:AVGO) WACC % Distribution

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

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



Broadcom 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, Broadcom's market capitalization (E) is $214617.675 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 two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation together. As of Jul. 2022, Broadcom's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $558.5 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $39837.5 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $40396 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 214617.675 / (214617.675 + 40396) = 0.8416
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 40396 / (214617.675 + 40396) = 0.1584

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 3.69100000%. 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. Broadcom's beta is 1.16.
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 = 3.69100000% + 1.16 * 6% = 10.651%

3. Cost of Debt:
GuruFocus uses last fiscal year end Interest Expense divided by the latest two-year average debt to get the simplified cost of debt.
As of Oct. 2021, Broadcom's interest expense (positive number) was $1885 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $40396 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 1885 / 40396 = 4.6663%.

4. Multiply by one minus Average Tax Rate:
GuruFocus uses the latest two-year average tax rate to do the calculation. The calculated average tax rate is limited to between 0% and 100%. If the calculated average tax rate is higher than 100%, it is set to 100%. If the calculated average tax rate is less than 0%, it is set to 0%.
The latest Two-year Average Tax Rate is less than 0%, and it's set to 0%.

Broadcom'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)
=0.8416*10.651%+0.1584*4.6663%*(1 - 0%)
=9.7%

* 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.


Broadcom  (NAS:AVGO) 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, Broadcom's weighted average cost of capital is 9.7%. Broadcom's ROIC % is 18.91% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Broadcom 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 two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation together.

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 last fiscal year end Interest Expense divided by the latest two-year average debt to get the simplified cost of debt.


Related Terms

Broadcom (NAS:AVGO) Business Description

Broadcom logo
Address
1320 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA, USA, 95131-2313
Broadcom--the combined entity of Broadcom and Avago--boasts a highly diverse product portfolio across an array of end markets. Avago focused primarily on radio frequency filters and amplifiers used in high-end smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices, in addition to an assortment of solutions for wired infrastructure, enterprise storage, and industrial end markets. Legacy Broadcom targeted networking semiconductors, such as switch and physical layer chips, broadband products (such as television set-top box processors), and connectivity chips that handle standards such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The company has acquired Brocade, CA Technologies, and Symantec's enterprise security business to bolster its offerings in software.
Executives
Fernandez Raul J director 11600 SUNRISE VALLEY DR RESTON VA 20191
Lien Justine director 1320 RIDDER PARK DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Bryant Diane M director 2200 MISSION COLLEGE BLVD SANTA CLARA CA 95054
You Harry L. director EMC CORPORATION 176 SOUTH STREET HOPKINTON MA 01748
Krause Thomas H. officer: Chief Financial Officer 1320 RIDDER PARK SAN JOSE CA 95131
Ingram Bryan officer: SVP & GM, Wireless Semicon Div C/O AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 350 WEST TRIMBLE ROAD, BLDG. 90 SAN JOSE CA 95131
Spears Kirsten M. officer: Principal Accounting Officer 1320 RIDDER PARK SAN JOSE CA 95131
Kawwas Charlie B officer: SVP & Chief Sales Officer C/O AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES U.S. INC. 350 WEST TRIMBLE ROAD SAN JOSE CA 95131
Brazeal Mark David officer: Chief Legal Officer 1320 RIDDER PARK DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Tan Hock E director, officer: President and CEO BROADCOM INC. 1320 RIDDER PARK DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Silver Lake Partners V De (aiv), L.p. director C/O SILVER LAKE 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100 MENLO PARK CA 94025
Silver Lake Technology Associates V, L.p. director C/O SILVER LAKE 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100 MENLO PARK CA 94025
Slta V (gp), L.l.c. director C/O SILVER LAKE 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100 MENLO PARK CA 94025
Silver Lake Technology Investors V, L.p. director C/O SILVER LAKE 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100 MENLO PARK CA 94025
Silver Lake Group, L.l.c. director 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100 MENLO PARK CA 94025

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