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Fox WACC %

:6.36 As of Today
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As of today (2021-09-28), Fox's weighted average cost of capital is 6.36%. Fox's ROIC % is 13.15% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Fox 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.

*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.


Fox WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Fox'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.

Fox Annual Data
Trend Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21
WACC %
Premium Member Only - - 8.28 6.21 6.40

Fox Quarterly Data
Jun16 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 6.21 5.98 5.94 6.63 6.40

Competitive Comparison

For the Broadcasting subindustry, Fox'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.

   

Fox WACC % Distribution

For the Media - Diversified industry and Communication Services sector, Fox's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Fox 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, Fox's market capitalization (E) is $22171.305 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, Fox's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $481.5 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $8004.5 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $8486 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 22171.305 / (22171.305 + 8486) = 0.7232
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 8486 / (22171.305 + 8486) = 0.2768

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 1.48000000%. 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. Fox'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 = 1.48000000% + 1 * 6% = 7.48%

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 Jun. 2021, Fox's interest expense (positive number) was $395 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $8486 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 395 / 8486 = 4.6547%.

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 26.015%.

Fox'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)
=0.7232*7.48%+0.2768*4.6547%*(1 - 26.015%)
=6.36%

* 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.


Fox  (NAS:FOX) 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, Fox's weighted average cost of capital is 6.36%. Fox's ROIC % is 13.15% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Fox 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.

*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.


Related Terms

Fox Business Description

Fox logo
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Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, USA, 10036
Fox represents the assets not sold to Disney by the predecessor firm, Twenty First Century Fox. The remaining assets include Fox News, the FOX broadcast network, FS1 and FS2, Fox Business, Big Ten Network, 28 owned and operated local television stations of which 17 are affiliated with the Fox Network, and the Fox Studios lot. The Murdoch family continues to control the successor firm, which represents a large-scale bet on the value of live sports and news in the U.S. market.
Executives
Hernandez Roland A director 300 NORTH SAN RAFAEL AVE PASADENA CA 91105
Murdoch Lachlan K director, officer: Executive Chairman, CEO C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Murdoch Keith Rupert director, officer: Chairman C/O FOX CORPORATION 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Nallen John officer: Chief Operating Officer C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
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Carey Chase director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Dinh Viet D officer: Chief Legal and Policy Officer GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER 600 NEW JERSEY AVENUE NW WASHINGTON DC 20001
Tomsic Steven officer: Chief Financial Officer 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Ryan Paul D director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Dias Anne director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Cruden Financial Services Llc 10 percent owner C/O MCDONALD CARANO WILSON LLP 100 LIBERTY STREET RENO NV 89501
Murdoch Family Trust 10 percent owner C/O MCDONALD CARANO WILSON LLP 100 LIBERTY STREET RENO NV 89501
Twenty-first Century Fox, Inc. 10 percent owner 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036

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