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CPI Card Group WACC %

:7.78% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-12-03), CPI Card Group's weighted average cost of capital is 7.78%. CPI Card Group's ROIC % is 29.13% (calculated using TTM income statement data). CPI Card Group 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.


CPI Card Group WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for CPI Card Group'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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CPI Card Group Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 7.63 4.83 5.42 5.33 5.45

CPI Card Group 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 4.97 5.45 6.86 7.07 8.31

Competitive Comparison

For the Credit Services subindustry, CPI Card Group'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.

   

CPI Card Group WACC % Distribution

For the Credit Services industry and Financial Services sector, CPI Card Group's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where CPI Card Group's WACC % falls into.



CPI Card Group 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, CPI Card Group's market capitalization (E) is $224.772 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, CPI Card Group's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $8.464 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $318.2295 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $326.6935 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 224.772 / (224.772 + 326.6935) = 0.4076
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 326.6935 / (224.772 + 326.6935) = 0.5924

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 1.43000000%. 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. CPI Card Group's beta is 1.06.
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 = 1.43000000% + 1.06 * 6% = 7.79%

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, CPI Card Group's interest expense (positive number) was $25.397 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $326.6935 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 25.397 / 326.6935 = 7.774%.

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%.

CPI Card Group'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)
=0.4076*7.79%+0.5924*7.774%*(1 - 0%)
=7.78%

* 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.


CPI Card Group  (NAS:PMTS) 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, CPI Card Group's weighted average cost of capital is 7.78%. CPI Card Group's ROIC % is 29.13% (calculated using TTM income statement data). CPI Card Group 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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CPI Card Group Business Description

CPI Card Group logo
Industry
Financial Services » Credit Services NAICS : 522220 SIC : 6153
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
10368 West Centennial Road, Littleton, CO, USA, 80127
CPI Card Group Inc is a payment technology company engaged in providing financial payment card solutions and services. It offers credit, debit and prepaid cards. The business segments of the group are Debit and Credit, which produces Financial Payment Cards and provides integrated card services to card-issuing banks primarily in the United States, and Prepaid Debit, which provides integrated card services to Prepaid Debit Card program managers primarily in the United States. It derives key revenue from the Debit and Credit segment.
Executives
Scheirman Scott director, officer: President & CEO THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY 12500 EAST BELFORD AVENUE ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Dubin Lane officer: SVP & GM of Pers., Ppd. & Iss. C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10368 WEST CENTENNIAL RD. LITTLETON IL 80127
Kilgore Sarah officer: Chief Legal & Compliance Off. C/O CPI CARD GROUP, INC. 10026 WEST SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Lowe John Daniel officer: CFO C/O CPI CARD GROUP 10026 W. SAN JUAN WAY, SUITE 200 LITTLETON CO 80127
Dimaggio Guy officer: SVP and GM of Secure Card C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10026 WEST SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Frasier Loretta G officer: Chief Human Resources Officer C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10026 W. SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Williams Sarah Elizabeth officer: Chief Technology Officer C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10026 W. SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Sheinbaum Marc director 24 DEERFIELD ROAD CHAPPAQUA NY 10514
Peters Nicholas A director 10368 WEST CENTENNIAL RD. LITTLETON CO 80127
Pearce Robert director 10368 WEST CENTENNIAL RD. LITTLETON CO 80127
Pearce Douglas director C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10026 WEST SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Soranno Keating Valerie director C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10026 WEST SAN JUAN WAY LITTLETON CO 80127
Jacoba Lisa officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 10368 WEST CENTENNIAL RD. LITTLETON CO 80127
Bohrer Jason officer: GM & SVP Secure Card C/O CPI CARD GROUP INC. 10368 WEST CENTENNIAL ROAD LITTLETON CO 80127
Tavares Silvio director 20 TIPTOE LANE BURLINGAME CA 94010

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