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Dollar Tree WACC %

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As of today (2022-08-09), Dollar Tree's weighted average cost of capital is 6%. Dollar Tree's ROIC % is 8.85% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Dollar Tree generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It 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.


Dollar Tree WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Dollar Tree'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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Dollar Tree Annual Data
Trend Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21 Jan22
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.70 6.23 3.50 4.31 5.71

Dollar Tree Quarterly Data
Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22
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 4.67 4.30 4.86 5.71 6.28

Competitive Comparison

For the Discount Stores subindustry, Dollar Tree'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.

   

Dollar Tree WACC % Distribution

For the Retail - Defensive industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Dollar Tree's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Dollar Tree 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, Dollar Tree's market capitalization (E) is $37750.114 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 Apr. 2022, Dollar Tree's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $1378 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $8427.1 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $9805.1 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 37750.114 / (37750.114 + 9805.1) = 0.7938
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 9805.1 / (37750.114 + 9805.1) = 0.2062

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 2.79700000%. 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. Dollar Tree's beta is 0.73.
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 = 2.79700000% + 0.73 * 6% = 7.177%

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 Jan. 2022, Dollar Tree's interest expense (positive number) was $178.9 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $9805.1 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 178.9 / 9805.1 = 1.8246%.

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 20.755%.

Dollar Tree'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)
=0.7938*7.177%+0.2062*1.8246%*(1 - 20.755%)
=6%

* 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.


Dollar Tree  (NAS:DLTR) 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, Dollar Tree's weighted average cost of capital is 6%. Dollar Tree's ROIC % is 8.85% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Dollar Tree generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It 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.


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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Dollar Tree Business Description

Dollar Tree logo
Address
500 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA, USA, 23320
Dollar Tree operates discount stores in the U.S. and Canada, including over 7,800 shops under both its namesake and Family Dollar units (nearly 15,700 in total). The eponymous chain features branded and private-label goods, generally at a $1.25 price. Nearly 50% of Dollar Tree stores' fiscal 2020 sales came from consumables (including food, health and beauty, and household paper and cleaning products), just over 45% from variety items (including toys and housewares), and 5% from seasonal goods. Family Dollar features branded and private-label goods at prices generally ranging from $1 to $10, with over 76% of fiscal 2020 sales from consumables, 9% from seasonal/electronic items (including prepaid phones and toys), 9% from home products, and 6% from apparel and accessories.
Executives
Flanigan John W officer: Chief Supply Chain Officer 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Gatta Lawrence J. Jr. officer: Chief Merchandising Officer FD C/O LONGS DRUG STORES CORPORATION 141 NORTH CIVIC DRIVE WALNUT CREEK CA 94596
Mantle Ridge Lp other: Director by deputization 712 FIFTH AVENUE, SUITE 17F NEW YORK NY 10019
Kelly Edward J Iii director CIT GROUP INC ONE CIT DRIVE LIVINGSTON NJ 07039
Hilal Paul C director MANTLE RIDGE, L.P. 712 FIFTH AVENUE, SUITE 17F NEW YORK NY 10019
Mr Cobalt Advisor Llc other: Director by deputization 712 FIFTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10019
Scott Bertram L director C/O BECTON DICKERSON & CO 1 BECTON DR FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Heinrich Daniel J director CLOROX CO 1221 BROADWAY OAKLAND CA 94612
Laschinger Mary A director 400 ATLANTIC STREET STAMFORD CT 06921
Grise Cheryl W director NORTHEAST UTILITIES 107 SELDEN STREET BERLIN CT 06037
Dreiling Richard W director, other: Executive Chairman C/O SAFEWAY INC 5918 STONERIDGE MALL ROAD PLEASANTON CA 94588
Hulett Jennifer officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 1500 SOLANA BLVD. SUITE 3400 WESTLAKE TX 76262
Alasdair James officer: EVP Merch and Supply Chain 100 PIER 1 PLACE FORT WORTH TX 76102
Park Winifred director 1 EXPRESS DRIVE COLUMBUS OH 43230
Lech Michael officer: Chief Logistics Officer 500 VOLVO PARKWAY CHESAPEAKE VA 23320

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