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Fate Therapeutics WACC %

:9.5% As of Today
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As of today (2021-09-24), Fate Therapeutics's weighted average cost of capital is 9.5%. Fate Therapeutics's ROIC % is -67.27% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Fate Therapeutics earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Fate Therapeutics WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Fate Therapeutics'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.

Fate Therapeutics 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 9.55 14.74 23.24 13.55 10.14

Fate Therapeutics 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 9.60 8.75 10.14 10.11 9.69

Competitive Comparison

For the Biotechnology industry, Fate Therapeutics'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.

   

Fate Therapeutics WACC % Distribution

For the Biotechnology industry and Healthcare sector, Fate Therapeutics's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Fate Therapeutics's WACC % falls into.



Fate Therapeutics 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, Fate Therapeutics's market capitalization (E) is $6149.875 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, Fate Therapeutics's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $2.5235 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $59.589 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $62.1125 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 6149.875 / (6149.875 + 62.1125) = 0.99
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 62.1125 / (6149.875 + 62.1125) = 0.01

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 1.41000000%. 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. Fate Therapeutics's beta is 1.36.
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 = 1.41000000% + 1.36 * 6% = 9.57%

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, Fate Therapeutics's interest expense (positive number) was $1.752 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $62.1125 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 1.752 / 62.1125 = 2.8207%.

4. Multiply by one minus Average Tax Rate:
GuruFocus uses the latest two-year average tax rate to do the calculation.
The latest Two-year Average Tax Rate is 0%.

Fate Therapeutics'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)
=0.99*9.57%+0.01*2.8207%*(1 - 0%)
=9.5%

* 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.


Fate Therapeutics  (NAS:FATE) 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, Fate Therapeutics's weighted average cost of capital is 9.5%. Fate Therapeutics's ROIC % is -67.27% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Fate Therapeutics 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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Fate Therapeutics Business Description

Fate Therapeutics logo
Industry
Healthcare » Biotechnology NAICS : 325412 SIC : 2836
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
3535 General Atomics Court, Suite 200, San Diego, CA, USA, 92121
Fate Therapeutics Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in the United States. It is engaged in the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The company's cell therapy pipeline is comprised of NK- and T-cell immuno-oncology programs, including off-the-shelf engineered product candidates derived from clonal master iPSC lines, and immuno-regulatory programs, including product candidates to prevent life-threatening complications in patients.
Executives
Tahl Cindy officer: General Counsel and Secretary C/O FATE THERAPEUTICS, INC. 3535 GENERAL ATOMICS COURT, STE 200 SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Shoemaker Daniel D officer: Chief Scientific Officer C/O FATE THERAPEUTICS, INC. 3535 GENERAL ATOMICS COURT, SUITE 200 SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Valamehr Bahram officer: Chief Development Officer C/O FATE THERAPEUTICS, INC. 3535 GENERAL ATOMICS COURT, STE 200 SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Dulac Edward J Iii officer: Chief Financial Officer FATE THERAPEUTICS, INC. 3535 GENERAL ATOMICS COURT STE 200 SAN DIEGO CA 92121
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Green Jeremy director, 10 percent owner ONE LETTERMAN DRIVE, BUILDING D SUITE D3-300 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
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Agarwal Shefali director C/O EPIZYME, INC., 400 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
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Rastetter William H director 9885 TOWNE CENTRE DR. SAN DIEGO CA 92121
Hershberg Robert director 3005 FIRST AVENUE SEATTLE WA 98121
Coughlin Timothy director 339 NORTH GRANADOS AVE SOLANA BEACH CA 92075
Lee Michael Stewart director C/O REDMILE GROUP, LLC ONE LETTERMAN DR., BLDG. D, SUITE D3-300 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94129
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Wolchko J Scott director, officer: President and CEO C/O FATE THERAPEUTICS, INC. 3535 GENERAL ATOMICS COURT, SUITE 200 SAN DIEGO CA 92121

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