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Astronics WACC %

:11.18% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-14), Astronics's weighted average cost of capital is 11.18%. Astronics's ROIC % is -10.03% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Astronics earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Astronics WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Astronics'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.

* Premium members only.

Astronics 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 14.57 13.90 6.83 10.23 8.83

Astronics Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
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 11.11 10.06 8.83 8.81 9.91

Competitive Comparison

For the Aerospace & Defense subindustry, Astronics'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.

   

Astronics WACC % Distribution

For the Aerospace & Defense industry and Industrials sector, Astronics's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Astronics 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, Astronics's market capitalization (E) is $367.323 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 Jun. 2022, Astronics's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $5.888 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $182.3275 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $188.2155 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 367.323 / (367.323 + 188.2155) = 0.6612
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 188.2155 / (367.323 + 188.2155) = 0.3388

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 2.84200000%. 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. Astronics's beta is 2.04.
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 = 2.84200000% + 2.04 * 6% = 15.082%

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, Astronics's interest expense (positive number) was $6.804 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $188.2155 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 6.804 / 188.2155 = 3.615%.

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 1.065%.

Astronics'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)
=0.6612*15.082%+0.3388*3.615%*(1 - 1.065%)
=11.18%

* 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.


Astronics  (NAS:ATRO) 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, Astronics's weighted average cost of capital is 11.18%. Astronics's ROIC % is -10.03% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Astronics 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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Astronics Business Description

Astronics logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
130 Commerce Way, East Aurora, NY, USA, 14052
Astronics Corp supplies products to the aerospace, defense, and other industries. The company has two reportable segments namely Aerospace and Test Systems. The aerospace segment serves three primary markets: military, commercial transport and business jet markets. Test Systems segment serves the aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets. The company generates a majority of its revenue from the Aerospace segment. Geographically, it generates a majority of its revenue from the United States.
Executives
Keane Robert S director, 10 percent owner VISTAPRINT USA, INCORPORATED 100 HAYDEN AVE. LEXINGTON MA 02421
Calaway Tonit M director HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY 3700 WEST JUNEAU AVENUE MILWAUKEE WI 53208
Kuehn Michael C officer: Executive Vice President 130 COMMERCE WAY EAST AURORA NY 14052
Moran Mark J director 1600 SMITH STREET HQSEO HOUSTON TX 77002
Keane Daniel G 10 percent owner 1801 ELMWOOD AVE BUFFALO NY 14207
5096 Saranac Llc 10 percent owner 1801 ELMWOOD AVENUE SUITE 1 BUFFALO NY 14207-2463
Mulato James other: Pres Astronics Test Systems 4 GOODYEAR IRVINE CA 92677
Frisby Jeffry D director C/O QUAKER CHEMICAL CORPORATION ONE QUAKER PARK, 901 HECTOR STREET CONSHOHOCKEN PA 19428
Johnson Warren C director P.O. BOX 189 13133 BEAR ROAD WALES CENTER NY 14169
Kim Neil Y. director MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 5488 MARVELL LANE SANTA CLARA CA 95054
Kevin T. Keane 2016 Grat 10 percent owner 1801 ELMWOOD AVENUE, SUITE 1 BUFFALO NY 14207-2463
Hedges Nancy L officer: Principal Accounting Officer 130 COMMERCE WAY EAST AURORA NY 14052
Peabody Mark officer: VP Astronics Advanced Electron 130 COMMERCE WAY EAST AURORA NY 14052
Kramer James S officer: VP Luminescent Systems, Inc. 130 COMMERCE WAY EAST AURORA NY 14052
Boushie Raymond W director 124 LUUREL LANE PONTE VEDRA BEACH FL 32082

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