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Resources Connection WACC %

:6.94% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-12-04), Resources Connection's weighted average cost of capital is 6.94%. Resources Connection's ROIC % is 10.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Resources Connection 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.


Resources Connection WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Resources Connection'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.

Resources Connection Annual Data
Trend May12 May13 May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19 May20 May21
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.09 10.27 8.18 5.44 6.51

Resources Connection Quarterly Data
Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21
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 5.40 5.55 6.19 6.51 6.51

Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Resources Connection'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.

   

Resources Connection WACC % Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Resources Connection's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Resources Connection 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, Resources Connection's market capitalization (E) is $564.506 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 Aug. 2021, Resources Connection's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $10.7145 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $91.206 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $101.9205 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 564.506 / (564.506 + 101.9205) = 0.8471
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 101.9205 / (564.506 + 101.9205) = 0.1529

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 1.44000000%. 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. Resources Connection's beta is 1.08.
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 = 1.44000000% + 1.08 * 6% = 7.92%

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 May. 2021, Resources Connection's interest expense (positive number) was $1.6 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $101.9205 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 1.6 / 101.9205 = 1.5699%.

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 4.245%.

Resources Connection'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)
=0.8471*7.92%+0.1529*1.5699%*(1 - 4.245%)
=6.94%

* 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.


Resources Connection  (NAS:RGP) 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, Resources Connection's weighted average cost of capital is 6.94%. Resources Connection's ROIC % is 10.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Resources Connection 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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Resources Connection Business Description

Resources Connection logo
Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 561499 SIC : 7389
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
17101 Armstrong Avenue, Suite 100, Irvine, CA, USA, 92614
Resources Connection Inc provides consulting and business initiative support services primarily through its operative subsidiary, Resources Global Professionals. The company offers transformation and improvement, financial reporting and analysis, strategy development, and program and project management services and support. Its clients operate in the accounting, finance, corporate governance, risk and compliance management, corporate advisory, strategic communications and restructuring, information management, human capital, supply chain management, and legal and regulatory sectors.
Executives
Duchene Kate W director, officer: President & CEO C/O RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CENTER DR COSTA MESA CA 92626
Ryu Jennifer Y officer: CFO 17101 ARMSTRONG AVENUE IRVINE CA 92614
Pisano A Robert director C/O RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CENTER DR COSTA MESA CA 92626
Von Maltzan Marco director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVE #100 RGP IRVINE CA 92614
Crawford Susan J director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVE IRVINE CA 92614
Shih Anne director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVENUE IRVINE CA 92614
Wargotz Michael H director AXCESS WORLDWIDE 515 MADISON AVE., 15TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Cherbak Anthony director 695 TOWN CENTER DRIVE SUITE 600 COSTA MESA CA 92626
Kistinger Robert F director 17101 ARMSTRONG AVE IRVINE CA 92614
Sykes Jolene director 695 TOWN CENTER DRIVE SUITE 606 COSTA MESA CA 92626
Dimick Neil F director BUILDING 4, TRIDENT PLACE MOSQUITO WAY HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE X0 AL10 9UL
Brackney Timothy L officer: President and COO 12 ANDERSON WAY MENLO PARK CA 94025
Bower John D officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CENTER DR COSTA MESA CA 92626
Murray Donald B director RESOURCES CONNECTION 695 TOWN CTR DR STE 600 COSTA MESA CA 92626
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