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Oaktree Specialty Lending WACC %

:8.99% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-10-24), Oaktree Specialty Lending's weighted average cost of capital is 8.99%. Oaktree Specialty Lending's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Oaktree Specialty Lending earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Oaktree Specialty Lending WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Oaktree Specialty Lending'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.

Oaktree Specialty Lending Annual Data
Trend Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.51 3.53 5.04 6.13 6.96

Oaktree Specialty Lending 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 7.20 6.96 7.58 8.31 8.02

Competitive Comparison

For the Credit Services subindustry, Oaktree Specialty Lending'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.

   

Oaktree Specialty Lending WACC % Distribution

For the Credit Services industry and Financial Services sector, Oaktree Specialty Lending's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Oaktree Specialty Lending's WACC % falls into.



Oaktree Specialty Lending 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, Oaktree Specialty Lending's market capitalization (E) is $1347.294 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, Oaktree Specialty Lending's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $0 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $591.341 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $591.341 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 1347.294 / (1347.294 + 591.341) = 0.695
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 591.341 / (1347.294 + 591.341) = 0.305

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 1.68000000%. 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. Oaktree Specialty Lending's beta is 1.55.
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 = 1.68000000% + 1.55 * 6% = 10.98%

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 Sep. 2020, Oaktree Specialty Lending's interest expense (positive number) was $26.289 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $591.341 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 26.289 / 591.341 = 4.4457%.

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%.

Oaktree Specialty Lending'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)
=0.695*10.98%+0.305*4.4457%*(1 - 0%)
=8.99%

* 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.


Oaktree Specialty Lending  (NAS:OCSL) 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, Oaktree Specialty Lending's weighted average cost of capital is 8.99%. Oaktree Specialty Lending's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Oaktree Specialty Lending 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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Oaktree Specialty Lending Business Description

Oaktree Specialty Lending logo
Industry
Financial Services » Credit Services NAICS : 522390 SIC : 6162
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
333 South Grand Avenue, 28th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 90071
Oaktree Specialty Lending Corp is a specialty finance company. It provides lending services and invests in small and mid-sized companies. The company's investment objective is to maximize its portfolio's total return by generating current income from debt investments, and to a lesser extent, capital appreciation from equity investments. Its investments generally range in size from ten million dollars to hundred million dollars and are principally in the form of the first lien, second lien, or collectively, senior secured, and subordinated debt investments, which may also include an equity component made in connection with investments by private equity sponsors.
Executives
Gero Deborah Ann director 333 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Ruben Richard director C/O OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. 333 S. GRAND AVENUE, 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Tannenbaum Leonard M 10 percent owner 10 BANK STREET, 12TH FLOOR WHITE PLAINS NY 10606
Panossian Armen officer: Chief Executive Officer 333 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Jacobson Craig A director C/O EXPEDIA, INC. 333 108TH AVENUE NE BELLEVUE WA 98004
Pendo Mathew officer: President and COO C/O OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. 333 S. GRAND AVENUE, 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Carlisle Melvin officer: CFO & Treasurer C/O OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. 333 S. GRAND AVENUE, 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Zimmerman Bruce director C/O OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. 333 S. GRAND AVENUE, 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Gamsin Marc director 1999 AVENUE OF THE STARS SUITE 2150 LOS ANGELES CA 90067
Frank John director C/O OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 333 SOUTH GRAND 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Lee Edgar officer: See Remarks C/O OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. 333 SOUTH GRAND AVE, 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Oaktree Holdings, Inc. 10 percent owner 333 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Oaktree Capital Management Lp 10 percent owner 333 S GRAND AVE 28TH FL LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Oaktree Capital Group, Llc 10 percent owner 333 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Oaktree Capital Group Holdings Gp, Llc 10 percent owner 333 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071

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