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Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) WACC %

:15.9% (As of Today)
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As of today (2024-02-29), Capital One Financial's weighted average cost of capital is 15.9%%. Capital One Financial's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Capital One Financial earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.

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


Capital One Financial WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Capital One Financial'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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Capital One Financial Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8.86 8.41 8.50 9.55 15.80

Capital One Financial Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
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 9.55 10.70 12.58 15.55 15.80

Competitive Comparison

For the Credit Services subindustry, Capital One Financial'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.


Capital One Financial WACC % Distribution

For the Credit Services industry and Financial Services sector, Capital One Financial's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Capital One Financial's WACC % falls into.



Capital One Financial 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, Capital One Financial's market capitalization (E) is $52343.195 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 Dec. 2023, Capital One Financial's latest one-year quarterly average Book Value of Debt (D) is $48743.8 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 52343.195 / (52343.195 + 48743.8) = 0.5178
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 48743.8 / (52343.195 + 48743.8) = 0.4822

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 4.26%. 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. Capital One Financial's beta is 1.14.
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 = 4.26% + 1.14 * 6% = 11.1%

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 Dec. 2023, Capital One Financial's interest expense (positive number) was $12697 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $48743.8 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 12697 / 48743.8 = 26.0484%.

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 = 1158 / 6045 = 19.16%.

Capital One Financial'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)
=0.5178*11.1%+0.4822*26.0484%*(1 - 19.16%)
=15.9%

* 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.


Capital One Financial  (NYSE:COF) 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, Capital One Financial's weighted average cost of capital is 15.9%%. Capital One Financial's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Capital One Financial 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 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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Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) Business Description

Address
1680 Capital One Drive, McLean, VA, USA, 22102
Capital One is a diversified financial services holding company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Originally a spinoff of Signet Financial's credit card division in 1994, the company is now primarily involved in credit card lending, auto loans, and commercial lending.
Executives
Laprade,iii Frank G. officer: Chief Enterprise Srvcs Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Robert M. Alexander officer: Chief Information Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Ann F Hackett director
Richard D Fairbank director, officer: Chairman, CEO and President 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Kara West officer: Chief Audit Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Kevin S. Borgmann officer: Chief Risk Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Mark Daniel Mouadeb officer: President, U.S. Card 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Neal Blinde officer: EC, Commercial Banking 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Timothy P Golden officer: Controller 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Michael Zamsky officer: Chief Consumer Credit Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Ravi Raghu officer: Pres, Software, Intl & Sm Bus 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Sheldon Hall officer: Chief Risk Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Kaitlin Haggerty officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Peter E Raskind director NATIONAL CITY CORP, 1900 EAST NINTH STREET, CLEVELAND OH 44114-3484
Matthew W Cooper officer: General Counsel 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102