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Chubb (NYSE:CB) WACC %

:5.19% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-11-28), Chubb's weighted average cost of capital is 5.19%. Chubb's ROIC % is 3.81% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Chubb earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Chubb (NYSE:CB) WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Chubb'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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Chubb Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
WACC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.67 4.27 3.16 3.50 4.29

Chubb Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
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 3.75 4.29 4.79 5.42 4.84

Chubb (NYSE:CB) WACC % Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Property & Casualty subindustry, Chubb'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.

   

Chubb (NYSE:CB) WACC % Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Chubb's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Chubb 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, Chubb's market capitalization (E) is USD89675.762 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 Sep. 2022, Chubb's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was USD499.5 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was USD15058.5 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is USD15558 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 89675.762 / (89675.762 + 15558) = 0.8522
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 15558 / (89675.762 + 15558) = 0.1478

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 1.12000000%. 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. Chubb's beta is 0.75.
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 = 1.12000000% + 0.75 * 6% = 5.62%

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 Dec. 2021, Chubb's interest expense (positive number) was USD492 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is USD15558 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 492 / 15558 = 3.1624%.

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 14.06%.

Chubb'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)
=0.8522*5.62%+0.1478*3.1624%*(1 - 14.06%)
=5.19%

* 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.


Chubb  (NYSE:CB) 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, Chubb's weighted average cost of capital is 5.19%. Chubb's ROIC % is 3.81% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Chubb earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


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.


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Chubb (NYSE:CB) Business Description

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Baerengasse 32, Zurich, CHE, CH-8001
ACE acquired Chubb in the first quarter of 2016 and assumed the Chubb name. The combination makes the new Chubb one of the largest domestic property and casualty insurers, with operations in 54 countries spanning commercial and personal P&C insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance.
Executives
Bonanno Kathleen director 3000 TANNERY WAY SANTA CLARA CA 95054
Enns Peter C. officer: Executive Vice President and* THE CHUBB BUILDING 17 WOODBOURNE AVENUE HAMILTON D0 HM 08
Tellez Luis director DESC, S.A. DE C.V PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS TORRE PISO 32 CUAJIMALPA O5 05120
Townsend Frances F director C/O BAKER BOTTS LLP THE WARNER, 1299 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW WASHINGTON DC 20004-2400
Hugin Robert J director C/O THE MEDICINES CO 8 CAMPUS DR PARSIPPANY NJ 07054
Hagan Annmarie T officer: Chief Accounting Officer TWO LIBERTY PLACE 1601 CHESTNUT STREET PHILADELPHIA PA 19192
Ortega Juan Luis officer: Executive Vice President* CHUBB AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Andrade Juan C officer: Executive Vice President* THE HARTFORD ONE HARTFORD PLAZA HARTFORD CT 06155
Krump Paul J officer: Executive Vice President* C/O CHUBB & SON 15 MOUNTAIN VIEW RD P O BOX161 WARREN NJ 07061-1615
Kellner Lawrence W director 1600 SMITH ST. HQSEO HOUSTON TX 77002
Zimmerman James M director C/O FOSSIL GROUP, INC. 901 S. CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY RICHARDSON TX 75080
Cash James I director C/O WINSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC 685 THIRD AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10017
Burke Sheila P director WELLPOINT, INC 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE INDIANAPOLIS IN 46240
Sidwell David H director MORGAN STANLEY 1585 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10036
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