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Duck Creek Technologies WACC %

:8.67 (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-09), Duck Creek Technologies's weighted average cost of capital is 8.67%. Duck Creek Technologies's ROIC % is -1.89% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Duck Creek Technologies earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.

*Note: The beta of this company cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.


Duck Creek Technologies WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Duck Creek Technologies'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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Duck Creek Technologies Annual Data
Trend Aug17 Aug18 Aug19 Aug20 Aug21
WACC %
- - - - 7.28

Duck Creek Technologies Quarterly Data
Aug17 Aug18 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22
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 7.56 7.28 7.39 7.78 8.77

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, Duck Creek Technologies'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.

   

Duck Creek Technologies WACC % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Duck Creek Technologies's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Duck Creek Technologies's WACC % falls into.



Duck Creek Technologies 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, Duck Creek Technologies's market capitalization (E) is $1822.642 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 May. 2022, Duck Creek Technologies's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $3.8605 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $21.506 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $25.3665 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 1822.642 / (1822.642 + 25.3665) = 0.9863
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 25.3665 / (1822.642 + 25.3665) = 0.0137

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 2.78600000%. 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. Duck Creek Technologies's beta cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.
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 = 2.78600000% + 1 * 6% = 8.786%

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 Aug. 2021, Duck Creek Technologies's interest expense (positive number) was $0.1 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $25.3665 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 0.1 / 25.3665 = 0.3942%.

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%.

Duck Creek Technologies'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)
=0.9863*8.786%+0.0137*0.3942%*(1 - 0%)
=8.67%

* 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.


Duck Creek Technologies  (NAS:DCT) 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, Duck Creek Technologies's weighted average cost of capital is 8.67%. Duck Creek Technologies's ROIC % is -1.89% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Duck Creek Technologies earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.

*Note: The beta of this company cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.


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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Duck Creek Technologies Business Description

Duck Creek Technologies logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
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Address
22 Boston Wharf Road, Floor 10, Boston, MA, USA, 02210
Duck Creek Technologies Inc is a technology company. The company is one of the leading SaaS provider of core systems for the P&C insurance industry. The product portfolio includes distribution management, reinsurance management, digital management, and other services. Geographically, it derives a majority of revenue from the United States.
Executives
Keeney Jessica Kate officer: Chief Product Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD BOSTON MA 02210
Rhodes Kevin R officer: Chief Financial Officer 20 HARVARD MILLS SQUARE WAKEFIELD MA 01880
Bloom William A director ONE TOWER SQUARE HARTFORD CT 06183
Winter Jeffrey Howard officer: Chief Marketing Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Vaidyanathan Nageswaran officer: Chief Technology Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Townsend Courtney officer: Chief People Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD BOSTON MA 02210
Dodd Julie director C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Foster Matthew R. officer: Chief Operating Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Disco (guernsey) Gp Co. Ltd director BOX 656, EAST WING, TRAFALGAR COURT LES BANQUES, ST PETER PORT Y7 GY1 3PP
Nicoll Stuart director C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET CHICAGO IL 60601
Fitzgerald Scott officer: Chief Marketing Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Dey Anirban officer: Chief Product & Technology Ofc C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Jackowski Michael A. director, officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Van Biert Eugene Jr. officer: Chief Revenue Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Wilson George Larry director C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210

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