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Change Healthcare WACC %

:6.93% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-11), Change Healthcare's weighted average cost of capital is 6.93%. Change Healthcare's ROIC % is 0.89% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Change Healthcare earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Change Healthcare WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Change Healthcare'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.

Change Healthcare Annual Data
Trend Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar21 Mar22
WACC %
Premium Member Only - - 5.90 6.79 5.34

Change Healthcare Quarterly Data
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 6.06 5.63 5.34 5.34 6.25

Competitive Comparison

For the Health Information Services subindustry, Change Healthcare'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.

   

Change Healthcare WACC % Distribution

For the Healthcare Providers & Services industry and Healthcare sector, Change Healthcare's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Change Healthcare 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, Change Healthcare's market capitalization (E) is $8079.673 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, Change Healthcare's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $44.8395 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $4721.272 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $4766.1115 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 8079.673 / (8079.673 + 4766.1115) = 0.629
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 4766.1115 / (8079.673 + 4766.1115) = 0.371

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 2.77700000%. 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. Change Healthcare's beta is 1.06.
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 = 2.77700000% + 1.06 * 6% = 9.137%

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 Mar. 2022, Change Healthcare's interest expense (positive number) was $234.244 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $4766.1115 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 234.244 / 4766.1115 = 4.9148%.

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 34.865%.

Change Healthcare'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)
=0.629*9.137%+0.371*4.9148%*(1 - 34.865%)
=6.93%

* 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.


Change Healthcare  (NAS:CHNG) 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, Change Healthcare's weighted average cost of capital is 6.93%. Change Healthcare's ROIC % is 0.89% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Change Healthcare 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.


Related Terms

Change Healthcare Business Description

Change Healthcare logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
424 Church Street, Suite 1400, Nashville, TN, USA, 37219
Change Healthcare is a spin-off of various healthcare processing and consulting services acquired by McKesson over numerous years. Recently, these processing assets were contributed to a joint venture and in June 2019 public shares were issued with McKesson retaining the majority interest. As of the end of the March 2020 quarter, McKesson distributed all its interest in the public processor. Core services consist of insurance (healthcare) claim clearinghouse for healthcare payers in addition to administrative and consulting services to assist healthcare providers improve reimbursement coding, billing, and collections.
Executives
Byers Tracy officer: SVP and GM, Enterprise Imaging C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 424 CHURCH STREET, SUITE 1400 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Domenici Nella director C/O ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN 1345 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10105
Martin Steven B. officer: EVP, Enterprise Technology 3055 LEBANON PIKE SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Mckenzie Diana director METLIFE 200 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10166
Blackstone Family Investment Partnership Vi L.p. 10 percent owner C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP 345 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10154
O'reilly Roderick H. officer: See Remarks C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 3055 LEBANON PIKE, SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Bcp Vi Side-by-side Gp L.l.c. 10 percent owner C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP 345 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10154
Mcenery Thomas officer: EVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Simpkins Neil P director C/O BLACKSTONE GROUP 345 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10154
Whitley-taylor Linda officer: EVP & Chief People Officer AMERIGROUP CORPORATION 4425 CORPORATION LANE VIRGINIA BEACH VA 23462
Roe Phillip W. director 20 BURTON HILLS BOULEVARD SUITE 100 NASHVILLE TN 37215
Joshi Kriten officer: See Remarks C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 3055 LEBANON PIKE, SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Rareshide Paul officer: SVP, Corporate Controller C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 3055 LEBANON PIKE, SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Laur Thomas officer: See Remarks C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 3055 LEBANON PIKE, SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Calhoun August officer: See Remarks C/O CHANGE HEALTHCARE INC. 3055 LEBANON PIKE, SUITE 1000 NASHVILLE TN 37214

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