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Boston Omaha WACC %

:4.65% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-10-19), Boston Omaha's weighted average cost of capital is 4.65%. Boston Omaha's ROIC % is -1.09% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Boston Omaha earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Boston Omaha WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Boston Omaha'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.

Boston Omaha Annual Data
Trend Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
WACC %
Premium Member Only - 8.40 8.69 2.15 3.33

Boston Omaha Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
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 0.84 0.92 3.33 5.45 4.76

Competitive Comparison

For the Advertising Agencies subindustry, Boston Omaha'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.

   

Boston Omaha WACC % Distribution

For the Media - Diversified industry and Communication Services sector, Boston Omaha's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Boston Omaha 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, Boston Omaha's market capitalization (E) is $1072.134 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. 2021, Boston Omaha's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $4.9715 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $67.556 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $72.5275 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 1072.134 / (1072.134 + 72.5275) = 0.9366
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 72.5275 / (1072.134 + 72.5275) = 0.0634

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 1.59000000%. 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. Boston Omaha's beta is 0.55.
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 = 1.59000000% + 0.55 * 6% = 4.89%

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. 2020, Boston Omaha's interest expense (positive number) was $0.842 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $72.5275 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 0.842 / 72.5275 = 1.1609%.

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 0%.

Boston Omaha'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)
=0.9366*4.89%+0.0634*1.1609%*(1 - 0%)
=4.65%

* 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.


Boston Omaha  (NAS:BOMN) 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, Boston Omaha's weighted average cost of capital is 4.65%. Boston Omaha's ROIC % is -1.09% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Boston Omaha 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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Boston Omaha Business Description

Boston Omaha logo
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Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1601 Dodge Street, Suite 3300, Omaha, NE, USA, 68102
Boston Omaha Corp is a US-based company which invests in real estate. Its operations include its ownership of multiple billboards in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Alabama and equity method investments in several real estate companies. The company operates three separate lines of business, outdoor billboard advertising, surety insurance and related brokerage activities, and broadband services. It also engages in investments in real estate management and related activities. The company generates the majority of the revenue from billboard rentals.
Executives
Weisenburger Joshua Paul officer: Chief Financial Officer 1411 HARNEY ST. SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Briner Bradford B director 705 GIMGHOUL ROAD CHAPEL HILL NC 27514
Keating Brendan Joseph director 8918 SPANISH RIDGE AVENUE, SUITE 100 LAS VEGAS NV 89148
Boulderado Partners, Llc 10 percent owner 292 NEWBURY STREET SUITE 333 BOSTON MA 02115
Boulderado Group, Llc other: Manager is Director and Co-CEO 304 NEWBURY STREET SUITE 333 BOSTON MA 02115
Boulderado Capital, Llc 10 percent owner 292 NEWBURY STREET BOSTON MA 02115
Rozek Alexander Buffett director, 10 percent owner, officer: Co-Chief Executive Officer 292 NEWBURY ST #333 BOSTON MA 02115
Magnolia Group, Llc 10 percent owner 1411 HARNEY STREET SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Magnolia Boc Ii, Lp 10 percent owner 1411 HARNEY ST. SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Magnolia Boc I, Lp 10 percent owner 1411 HARNEY ST. SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Peterson Adam K director, 10 percent owner, officer: Co-Chief Executive Officer 1411 HARNEY STREET, SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Magnolia Capital Fund, Lp 10 percent owner 1411 HARNEY ST., SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Lafoy William Scott officer: CEO of Link Media Holdings,LLC C/O LINK MEDIA OUTDOOR 200 MANSELL CT. EAST, BLDG 200 STE. 360 ROSWELL GA 30076
Royal Jeffrey C director 5420 NICHOLAS STREET OMAHA NE 68132
Kenan Frank H. Ii director C/O BOSTON OMAHA CORPORATION., 292 NEWBURY ST. SUITE 333 BOSTON MA 02115

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