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First Horizon (NYSE:FHN) WACC %

:7.84% (As of Today)
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As of today (2023-01-27), First Horizon's weighted average cost of capital is 7.84%. First Horizon's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). First Horizon earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


First Horizon WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for First Horizon'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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First Horizon Annual Data
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WACC %
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First Horizon Quarterly Data
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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 8.43 7.96 7.78 8.01 -

Competitive Comparison

For the Banks - Regional subindustry, First Horizon'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.

   

First Horizon WACC % Distribution

For the Banks industry and Financial Services sector, First Horizon's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where First Horizon's WACC % falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the WACC %'s extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.



First Horizon 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, First Horizon's market capitalization (E) is $13234.880 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, First Horizon's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $990 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $1584 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $2574 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 13234.880 / (13234.880 + 2574) = 0.8372
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 2574 / (13234.880 + 2574) = 0.1628

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 3.50700000%. 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. First Horizon's beta is 0.80.
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 = 3.50700000% + 0.80 * 6% = 8.307%

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, First Horizon's interest expense (positive number) was $164 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $2574 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 164 / 2574 = 6.3714%.

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 14.745%.

First Horizon'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)
=0.8372*8.307%+0.1628*6.3714%*(1 - 14.745%)
=7.84%

* 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.


First Horizon  (NYSE:FHN) 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, First Horizon's weighted average cost of capital is 7.84%. First Horizon's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). First Horizon 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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First Horizon (NYSE:FHN) Business Description

First Horizon logo
Address
165 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN, USA, 38103
First Horizon Corp is the parent company of First Tennessee Bank, a prominent regional bank with about 200 branches around Tennessee. The regional bank is responsible for roughly 65% of its revenue, while capital markets make a 25% contribution. The remainder is split between the firm's non-strategic (wind-down) and corporate operations. First Horizon concentrates on offering a variety of banking products mainly in its home state, where it has the second- largest deposit franchise with a 13% deposit market share.
Executives
Dmuchowski Hope officer: Sr. EVP & CFO 165 MADISON AVE MEMPHIS TN 38103
Casbon John N director 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Locascio Tammy officer: Sr. EVP, Chief HR Officer 165 MADISON AVE MEMPHIS TN 38103
Kemp Sr James Michael director 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Maples Ricky E director 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Akins Terry Lawson officer: Sr. EVP, Chief Risk Officer 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Ardoin Elizabeth A officer: SEVP, Chief Communications Ofc 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Sugranes Rosa director 2975 N.W. 77TH AVE DORAL FL 33132
Restel Anthony J officer: SEVP Chief Operating Officer 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Shea E Stewart Iii director 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Fenstermaker William H director 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Byrd Daryl G director, officer: Executive Chairman of Board 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Barton Harry V Jr director 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Brown Michael J officer: President - Regional Banking 200 WEST CONGRESS STREET LAFAYETTE LA 70501
Davidson Wendy P director 2210 WEST OAKLAWN DRIVE SPRINGDALE AR 72762

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