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Bird Global (Bird Global) WACC % :9.01% (As of Apr. 25, 2024)


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What is Bird Global WACC %?

As of today (2024-04-25), Bird Global's weighted average cost of capital is 9.01%%. Bird Global's ROIC % is -35.58% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Bird Global earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.

*Note: The beta of this company cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.

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


Bird Global WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Bird Global'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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Bird Global WACC % Chart

Bird Global Annual Data
Trend Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22
WACC %
- - 7.74 11.60

Bird Global Quarterly Data
Dec19 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23
WACC % Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 10.92 11.60 10.62 10.22 9.14

Competitive Comparison of Bird Global's WACC %

For the Rental & Leasing Services subindustry, Bird Global'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.


Bird Global's WACC % Distribution in the Business Services Industry

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Bird Global's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Bird Global 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, Bird Global's market capitalization (E) is $0.586 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 Sep. 2023, Bird Global's latest one-year quarterly average Book Value of Debt (D) is $97.7046 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 0.586 / (0.586 + 97.7046) = 0.006
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 97.7046 / (0.586 + 97.7046) = 0.994

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 4.652%. 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. Bird Global's beta cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.
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 = 4.652% + 1 * 6% = 10.652%

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 Sep. 2023, Bird Global's interest expense (positive number) was $8.796 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $97.7046 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 8.796 / 97.7046 = 9.0026%.

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 = 4.698 / -105.149 = -4.47%, which is less than 0%. Therefore it's set to 0%.

Bird Global'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)
=0.006*10.652%+0.994*9.0026%*(1 - 0%)
=9.01%

* 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.


Bird Global  (OTCPK:BRDSQ) 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, Bird Global's weighted average cost of capital is 9.01%%. Bird Global's ROIC % is -35.58% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Bird Global earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.

*Note: The beta of this company cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.


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.


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Bird Global (Bird Global) Business Description

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Address
392 North East 191st Street, No. 20388, Miami, FL, USA, 33179
Bird Global Inc is a micro-mobility company engaged in delivering electric transportation solutions for short distances. It partners with cities to bring lightweight, electric vehicles to residents and visitors to replace car trips by providing an alternative sustainable transportation option. The company operates in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Other countries.
Executives
John Ivan Bitove director C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 392 NE 191ST STREET, #20388, MIAMI FL 33179
Hoselito Joseph Prodan officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 392 NE 191ST STREET, #20388, MIAMI FL 33179
Michael Washinushi officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 392 NE 191ST STREET, #20388, MIAMI FL 33179
Stewart Lyons officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 392 NE 191ST STREET, #20388, MIAMI FL 33179
Travis Vanderzanden director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 392 NE 191ST STREET, #20388, MIAMI FL 33179
Shane Torchiana officer: Chief Operating Officer 1425 BRICKELL AVE, UNIT 58E, MIAMI FL 33131
Jeffrey Vance officer: Corporate Controller IMAX CORPORATION, 2525 SPEAKMAN DRIVE, MISSISSAUGA A6 L5K 1B1
Philip Keebler Ryan director C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 392 NE 191ST STREET #20388, MIAMI FL 33179
Philip Evershed director C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 392 N 191ST STREET #20388 FL 33179
Antonio Occhionero director C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 406 BROADWAY, SUITE 369, SANTA MONICA CA 90401
Kevin Talbot director C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 406 BROADWAY, SUITE 369, SANTA MONICA CA 90401
Lance Bradley officer: Chief Technology Officer C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 392 NE 191ST STREET, #20388, MIAMI FL 33179
Ben Lu officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O BIRD RIDES, INC., 392 NE 191ST STREET, #20388, MIAMI FL 33179
Gregory Alan Wright officer: Controller C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 392 NE 191ST STREET, #20388, MIAMI FL 33179
Yibo Ling officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O BIRD GLOBAL, INC., 392 NE 191ST STREET, #20388, MIAMI FL 33179