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National Research WACC %

:6.43% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-01-20), National Research's weighted average cost of capital is 6.43%. National Research's ROIC % is 35.21% (calculated using TTM income statement data). National Research 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.


National Research WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for National Research'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.

National Research 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 13.79 11.48 8.13 3.09 4.83

National Research Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 5.39 4.83 4.86 4.79 5.48

Competitive Comparison

For the Diagnostics & Research subindustry, National Research'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.

   

National Research WACC % Distribution

For the Medical Diagnostics & Research industry and Healthcare sector, National Research's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



National Research 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, National Research's market capitalization (E) is $976.223 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 Sep. 2021, National Research's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $4.2195 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $28.171 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $32.3905 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 976.223 / (976.223 + 32.3905) = 0.9679
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 32.3905 / (976.223 + 32.3905) = 0.0321

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 1.87000000%. 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. National Research's beta is 0.77.
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 = 1.87000000% + 0.77 * 6% = 6.49%

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, National Research's interest expense (positive number) was $1.813 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $32.3905 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 1.813 / 32.3905 = 5.5973%.

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 15.085%.

National Research'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)
=0.9679*6.49%+0.0321*5.5973%*(1 - 15.085%)
=6.43%

* 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.


National Research  (NAS:NRC) 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, National Research's weighted average cost of capital is 6.43%. National Research's ROIC % is 35.21% (calculated using TTM income statement data). National Research 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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National Research Business Description

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National Research Corp is a provider of analytics and insights that facilitate measurement and improvement of the patient and employee experience while also increasing patient engagement and customer loyalty for healthcare providers, payers, and other healthcare organizations. Its portfolio of solutions represents a set of capabilities that individually and collectively provide value to clients. The solutions are offered at an enterprise level through the Voice of the Customer platform, The Governance Institute, and legacy Experience solutions. It operates in the US and Canada, of which key revenue is derived from the US.
Executives
Jackson Steven D. officer: President C/O NATIONAL RESEARCH CORPORATION 1245 Q STREET LINCOLN NE 68508
Martin Joann M director 6221 ANDREW COURT LINCOLN NE 68512
Nunnelly John N director P.O. BOX 2175 AMHERST MA 01004
Karas Kevin R officer: SVP Finance, CFO, Treas & Secy C/O NATIONAL RESEARCH CORPORATION 1245 Q STREET LINCOLN NE 68508
Berwick Donald M director C/O NATIONAL RESEARCH CORPORATION 1245 Q STREET LINCOLN NE 68508
Mowry Barbara director P.O. BOX 103115 DENVER CO 80250
Amandla Mk Trust 10 percent owner C/O THE BRYN MAWR TRUST COMPANY OF DELAW 20 MONTCHANIN RD, SUITE 100 GREENVILLE DE 19807
Hays Michael D. director, officer: CEO C/O NATIONAL RESEARCH CORPORATION 1245 Q STREET LINCOLN NE 68508
K/i/e Trust Under Agreement 10/24/18 10 percent owner C/O BESSEMER TRUST COMPANY OF DELAWARE 1007 N. ORANGE ST., SUITE 1450 WILMINGTON DE 19801
Endacott Kent E. 10 percent owner C/O WOODS & AITKEN LLP 301 SOUTH 13TH STREET, SUITE 500 LINCOLN NE 68508
Beans Patrick E director, officer: CFO and Secretary AMANDLA LLC 709 PIER 2 LINCOLN NE 68528
Warden Gail L director 250 WASHINGTON RD GROSSE POINTE MI 48230
Henricks Susan L officer: President and COO C/O NATIONAL RESEARCH CORPORATION 1245 Q STREET LINCOLN NE 68508
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Peetz Jeffery T 10 percent owner WOODS & AITKEN LLP 301 SOUTH 13TH STREET, SUITE 500 LINCOLN NE 68508
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