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Atara Biotherapeutics WACC %

:6.13% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-07), Atara Biotherapeutics's weighted average cost of capital is 6.13%. Atara Biotherapeutics's ROIC % is -250.20% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Atara Biotherapeutics earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Atara Biotherapeutics WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Atara Biotherapeutics'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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Atara Biotherapeutics 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 8.64 26.98 17.53 15.49 10.81

Atara Biotherapeutics Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
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 13.71 13.03 12.29 10.81 10.67

Competitive Comparison

For the Biotechnology subindustry, Atara Biotherapeutics'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.

   

Atara Biotherapeutics WACC % Distribution

For the Biotechnology industry and Healthcare sector, Atara Biotherapeutics's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Atara Biotherapeutics 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, Atara Biotherapeutics's market capitalization (E) is $321.316 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 Mar. 2022, Atara Biotherapeutics's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $2.369 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $19.2795 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $21.6485 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 321.316 / (321.316 + 21.6485) = 0.9369
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 21.6485 / (321.316 + 21.6485) = 0.0631

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 2.82700000%. 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. Atara Biotherapeutics's beta is 0.62.
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 = 2.82700000% + 0.62 * 6% = 6.547%

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, Atara Biotherapeutics's interest expense (positive number) was $0 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $21.6485 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 0 / 21.6485 = 0%.

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%.

Atara Biotherapeutics'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)
=0.9369*6.547%+0.0631*0%*(1 - 0%)
=6.13%

* 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.


Atara Biotherapeutics  (NAS:ATRA) 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, Atara Biotherapeutics's weighted average cost of capital is 6.13%. Atara Biotherapeutics's ROIC % is -250.20% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Atara Biotherapeutics 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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Atara Biotherapeutics Business Description

Atara Biotherapeutics logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
611 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 900, South San Francisco, CA, USA, 94080
Atara Biotherapeutics Inc operates in the United States healthcare sector. It focuses on developing transformative therapies for patients with serious diseases, including solid tumors, hematologic cancers, and autoimmune diseases. The company's product candidates comprise Tab-cel, ATA188, and CAR T Programs.
Executives
Yarema Kristin officer: Chief Commercial Officer C/O ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. 611 GATEWAY BLVD., SUITE 900 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Murugan Amar officer: SVP, GC & Secretary C/O ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. 611 GATEWAY BOULEVARD,SUITE 900 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Dupont Jakob officer: EVP, Head of R&D C/O ONCOMED PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 800 CHESAPEAKE DRIVE REDWOOD CITY CA 94063
Touchon Pascal director, officer: President and CEO C/O ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. 611 GATEWAY BOULEVARD SUITE 900 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Koppikar Utpal officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. 611 GATEWAY BLVD, SUITE 900 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Mallik Ameet director C/O RAFAEL HOLDINGS, INC. 520 BROAD ST NEWARK NJ 07102
Renaud Ronald C Jr director C/O IDENIX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 60 HAMPSHIRE STREET CAMBRIDGE MA 02109
Seidenberg Beth C director
Heiden William K director C/O AMAG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 1100 WINTER STREET WALTHAM MA 02451
Dobmeier Eric director C/O SAETTLE GENETICS INC 21823 30TH DRIVE SE BOTHELL WA 98021
Roncarolo Maria Grazia director C/O ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. 611 GATEWAY BOULEVARD, SUITE 900 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Gallagher Carol Giltner director C/O ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. 3260 BAYSHORE BOULEVARD BRISBANE CA 94005
Fust Matthew K director C/O ULTRAGENYX PHARMACEUTICAL INC. 60 LEVERONI COURT NOVATO CA 94949
Baynes Roy D. director C/O RETROPHIN, INC. 12255 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 250 SAN DIEGO CA 92130
Berger Dietmar officer: Global Head of R&D C/O ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. 611 GATEWAY BOULEVARD, SUITE 900 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080

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