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Paya Holdings WACC %

:8.36 (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-19), Paya Holdings's weighted average cost of capital is 8.36%. Paya Holdings's ROIC % is 2.12% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Paya Holdings earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.

*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.


Paya Holdings WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Paya Holdings'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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Paya Holdings Annual Data
Trend Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
WACC %
- - 7.05 7.19

Paya Holdings Quarterly Data
Dec18 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
WACC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 7.69 7.31 7.19 7.56 7.94

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Infrastructure subindustry, Paya Holdings'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.

   

Paya Holdings WACC % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Paya Holdings's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Paya Holdings 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, Paya Holdings's market capitalization (E) is $877.175 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. 2022, Paya Holdings's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $0.651 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $232.9825 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $233.6335 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 877.175 / (877.175 + 233.6335) = 0.7897
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 233.6335 / (877.175 + 233.6335) = 0.2103

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 2.97600000%. 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. Paya Holdings'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 = 2.97600000% + 1 * 6% = 8.976%

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. 2021, Paya Holdings's interest expense (positive number) was $14.142 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $233.6335 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 14.142 / 233.6335 = 6.0531%.

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%.

Paya Holdings'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)
=0.7897*8.976%+0.2103*6.0531%*(1 - 0%)
=8.36%

* 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.


Paya Holdings  (NAS:PAYA) 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, Paya Holdings's weighted average cost of capital is 8.36%. Paya Holdings's ROIC % is 2.12% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Paya Holdings earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.

*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.


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Paya Holdings Business Description

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Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
303 Perimeter Center N, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA, USA, 30346
Paya Holdings Inc is a provider of integrated payment and frictionless commerce solutions that help customers accept and make payments, expedite receipt of money, and increase operating efficiencies. Its operating segment includes Integrated Solutions and Payment Services. The company generates maximum revenue from the Integrated Solutions segment. Integrated Solutions segment represents the delivery of credit and debit card payment solutions, and to a lesser extent, ACH processing solutions to customers via integrations with software partners across strategic vertical markets. Integrated Solutions partners also include vertical focused front-end Customer Relationship Management software providers as well as back-end Enterprise Resource Planning and accounting solutions.
Executives
Boyda Debora director 303 PERIMETER CENTER NORTH ATLANTA GA 30346
Devarasetty Balaji officer: Chief Information Officer 303 PERIMETER CENTER NORTH ATLANTA GA 30346
Shepard Michele officer: Chief Commercial Officer 303 PERIMETER CIRCLE NORTH ATLANTA GA 30346
Singh Sid director 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW ATLANTA GA 30309
Chukwu Oni director 303 PERIMETER CENTER NORTH, SUITE 600 ATLANTA GA 30346
Doster Melinda officer: GENERAL COUNSEL & HHR 303 PERIMETER CENTER NORTH, SUITE 600 ATLANTA GA 30346
Bell Eric Christopher officer: Chief Accounting Officer 303 PERIMETER CENTER NORTH, SUITE 600 ATLANTA GA 30346
Renzulli Glenn Joseph officer: Chief Financial Officer 303 PERIMETER CENTER NORTH, SUITE 600 ATLANTA GA 30346
Scappa Christina officer: See Remarks. 303 PERIMETER CENTER NORTH, SUITE 600 ATLANTA GA 30346
Winfield Darrell Gerard officer: Chief Information Officer 303 PERIMETER CENTER NORTH, SUITE 600 ATLANTA GA 30346
Weiner Benjamin Nicolas officer: See Remarks. 303 PERIMETER CENTER NORTH, SUITE 600 ATLANTA GA 30346
Trala Anna May Louise director 303 PERIMETER CENTER NORTH, SUITE 600 ATLANTA GA 30346
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