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Synaptics WACC %

:10.56% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-15), Synaptics's weighted average cost of capital is 10.56%. Synaptics's ROIC % is 18.33% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Synaptics 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.


Synaptics WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Synaptics'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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Synaptics Annual Data
Trend Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21 Jun22
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.68 7.62 6.18 8.26 10.30

Synaptics Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 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 Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8.26 9.05 7.98 9.14 10.30

Competitive Comparison

For the Semiconductors subindustry, Synaptics'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.

   

Synaptics WACC % Distribution

For the Semiconductors industry and Technology sector, Synaptics's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Synaptics 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, Synaptics's market capitalization (E) is $5814.408 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, Synaptics's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $246.55 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $697.05 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $943.6 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 5814.408 / (5814.408 + 943.6) = 0.8604
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 943.6 / (5814.408 + 943.6) = 0.1396

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 2.77500000%. 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. Synaptics's beta is 1.52.
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 = 2.77500000% + 1.52 * 6% = 11.895%

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 Jun. 2022, Synaptics's interest expense (positive number) was $29 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $943.6 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 29 / 943.6 = 3.0733%.

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 23.15%.

Synaptics'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)
=0.8604*11.895%+0.1396*3.0733%*(1 - 23.15%)
=10.56%

* 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.


Synaptics  (NAS:SYNA) 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, Synaptics's weighted average cost of capital is 10.56%. Synaptics's ROIC % is 18.33% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Synaptics 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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Synaptics Business Description

Synaptics logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1251 McKay Drive, San Jose, CA, USA, 95131
Synaptics is a global producer of semiconductor solutions for the mobile, PC, and Internet of Things markets. The company develops human interface solutions that enable touch, display, fingerprint, video, audio, voice, AI, and connectivity functions for smartphones, PCs, Internet of Things products, and other electronic devices.
Executives
Lee Vivie director 126 SIERRA POINT ROAD BRISBANE CA 94005
Stein Craig Browning officer: Please see remarks C/O SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED 1251 MCKAY DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Kummrow Patricia Lorraine director C/O SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED 1251 MCKAY DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Hardman Susan J director 1001 MURPHY RANCH ROAD MILPITAS CA 95035
Kumin Phillip Ralph officer: See Remarks C/O SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED 1251 MCKAY DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Mori Janice Satsumi officer: See Remarks C/O SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED 1251 MCKAY DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Butler Dean Warren officer: See Remarks C/O SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED 1251 MCKAY DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Hurlston Michael E. director, officer: See remarks below 5300 CALIFORNIA AVENUE IRVINE CA 92617
Allgood Kiva A. director C/O SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED 1251 MCKAY DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Awsare Saleel officer: See Remarks C/O SIGMA DESIGN, INC. 47467 FREMONT BLVD. FREMONT CA 94538
Nolan Kermit officer: See Remarks 1251 MCKAY DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Lu Yu-lun Richard officer: SVP & GM, Mobile Division 1251 MCKAY DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Liu Shawn Tsai-shyang officer: See Remarks 1251 MCKAY DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Wadlington Mark officer: SVP, Worldwide Sales 215 MOFFETT PARK DRIVE SUNNYVALE CA 94089
Ali Wajid officer: Senior VP and CFO 400 N MCCARTHY BLVD MILPITAS CA 95035

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