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Cheesecake Factory WACC %

:7.42% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-10-26), Cheesecake Factory's weighted average cost of capital is 7.42%. Cheesecake Factory's ROIC % is 0.38% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Cheesecake Factory earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Cheesecake Factory WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Cheesecake Factory'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.

Cheesecake Factory Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.45 2.11 7.21 5.31 6.46

Cheesecake Factory 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 5.72 5.96 6.46 8.34 8.14

Competitive Comparison

For the Restaurants subindustry, Cheesecake Factory'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.

   

Cheesecake Factory WACC % Distribution

For the Restaurants industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Cheesecake Factory's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Cheesecake Factory 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, Cheesecake Factory's market capitalization (E) is $2186.804 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, Cheesecake Factory's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $130.3 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $1492.095 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $1622.395 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 2186.804 / (2186.804 + 1622.395) = 0.5741
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 1622.395 / (2186.804 + 1622.395) = 0.4259

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 1.68000000%. 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. Cheesecake Factory's beta is 1.82.
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 = 1.68000000% + 1.82 * 6% = 12.6%

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, Cheesecake Factory's interest expense (positive number) was $8.599 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $1622.395 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 8.599 / 1622.395 = 0.53%.

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 19.065%.

Cheesecake Factory'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)
=0.5741*12.6%+0.4259*0.53%*(1 - 19.065%)
=7.42%

* 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.


Cheesecake Factory  (NAS:CAKE) 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, Cheesecake Factory's weighted average cost of capital is 7.42%. Cheesecake Factory's ROIC % is 0.38% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Cheesecake Factory 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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Cheesecake Factory Business Description

Cheesecake Factory logo
Industry
Consumer Cyclical » Restaurants NAICS : 722511 SIC : 5812
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
26901 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas Hills, CA, USA, 91301
Cheesecake Factory owns and operates restaurants in the United States and Canada under brands that include The Cheesecake Factory, North Italia, and a collection within the Fox Restaurants Concepts subsidiary. The company's international presence, in the Middle East and Mexico, is through licensing agreements with third parties. The company also has a bakery division that produces cheesecakes and other baked products for sale in its restaurants, international licensees, and third-party bakery customers. The company has four operating business segments: The Cheesecake Factory restaurants, North Italia, other FRC, and others. Most of the company's revenue comes from The Cheesecake Factory restaurants segment.
Executives
Meyer Janice L. director 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD CALABASAS CA 91301
Ginsberg Paul D. director C/O ROARK CAPITAL 1180 PEACHTREE STREET NE, SUITE 2500 ATLANTA GA 30309
Rc Cake Holdings Llc 10 percent owner 1180 PEACHTREE STREET NE SUITE 2500 ATLANTA GA 30309
Ames Edie A director C/O MORTONS RESTATURANT GROUP, INC. 325 LASALLE STREET, SUITE 500 CHICAGO IL 60610
Overton David director, officer: Chairman and C.E.O. PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: OVERTON DAVID a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Slomann Cheryl officer: Principal Accounting Officer 6450 VIA REAL CURPINTERIA CA 93013
Pittaway David Bruce director 150 E 58TH ST STE 3700 NEW YORK NY 10155
Clark Matthew Eliot officer: Exec VP, CFO 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD CALABASAS HILLS CA 91301
Gordon David M officer: President C/O THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY INCORPORATED 26901 MALIBU HILLS DRIVE CALABASAS HILLS CA 91301
Carango Keith officer: President (Subsidiary) 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD CALABASAS HILLS CA 91301
May Scarlett officer: EVP, General Counsel 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD CALABASAS HILLS CA 91301
Mindel Laurence B director IL FORNAIO AMERICA CORP 770 TAMAPAIS DR STE 400 CORTE MADERA CA 94925
Cappello Alexander L director C/O THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD CALABASAS HILLS CA 91301
Zurzolo Debby R officer: Exec VP, Gen Counsel & Secy PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: ZURZOLO DEBBY R a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Byfuglin Max S officer: President (Subsidiary) PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: BYFUGLIN MAX S a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}

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