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VistaGen Therapeutics WACC %

:9.83% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-06-28), VistaGen Therapeutics's weighted average cost of capital is 9.83%. VistaGen Therapeutics's ROIC % is -707.43% (calculated using TTM income statement data). VistaGen Therapeutics earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


VistaGen Therapeutics WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for VistaGen Therapeutics'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.

VistaGen Therapeutics Annual Data
Trend Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar21 Mar22
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -4.03 -0.09 3.68 7.09 -

VistaGen Therapeutics Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
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 7.09 6.84 7.30 7.98 -

Competitive Comparison

For the Biotechnology subindustry, VistaGen Therapeutics'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.

   

VistaGen Therapeutics WACC % Distribution

For the Biotechnology industry and Healthcare sector, VistaGen Therapeutics's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



VistaGen Therapeutics 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, VistaGen Therapeutics's market capitalization (E) is $199.966 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 Mar. 2022, VistaGen Therapeutics's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $0.4005 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $2.978 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $3.3785 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 199.966 / (199.966 + 3.3785) = 0.9834
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 3.3785 / (199.966 + 3.3785) = 0.0166

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 3.21300000%. 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. VistaGen Therapeutics's beta is 1.13.
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 = 3.21300000% + 1.13 * 6% = 9.993%

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 Mar. 2022, VistaGen Therapeutics's interest expense (positive number) was $0.013 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $3.3785 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 0.013 / 3.3785 = 0.3848%.

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%.

VistaGen Therapeutics'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)
=0.9834*9.993%+0.0166*0.3848%*(1 - 0%)
=9.83%

* 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.


VistaGen Therapeutics  (NAS:VTGN) 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, VistaGen Therapeutics's weighted average cost of capital is 9.83%. VistaGen Therapeutics's ROIC % is -707.43% (calculated using TTM income statement data). VistaGen Therapeutics 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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VistaGen Therapeutics Business Description

VistaGen Therapeutics logo
Industry
Healthcare » Biotechnology NAICS : 325412 SIC : 2834
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
343 Allerton Avenue, South San Francisco, CA, USA, 94080
VistaGen Therapeutics Inc is a biotechnology firm. The company is in its clinical stage and engaged in developing and commercializing product candidates for patients with diseases and disorders involving the central nervous system. Its lead product candidate, AV-101, is an orally available prodrug candidate in Phase II development, initially for the adjunctive treatment of a major depressive disorder in patients with an inadequate response to standard antidepressants. The PH94B is a novel neuroactive nasal spray with therapeutic potential in a wide range of indications involving anxiety or phobia; PH10 is an odorless, fast-acting synthetic neurosteroid for neuropsychiatric indications involving depression.
Executives
Saxe Jon S director FIRST HORIZON PHARMACEUTICAL CORP 660 HEMBREE PKWY STE 106 ROSWELL GA 30076
Dotson Jerrold Duane officer: VP, CFO AND SECRETARY 5 CENTERPOINTE DRIVE SUITE 400 LAKE OSWEGO OR 97035
Singh Shawn director, officer: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER C/O VISTAGEN THERAPEUTICS, INC. 343 ALLERTON AVENUE SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Snodgrass H. Ralph director, officer: PRES./CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER 384 OYSTER POINT BLVD. SUITE 8 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Smith Mark Alan officer: CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER 343 ALLERTON AVENUE SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Mcpartland Mark A. officer: VP CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT C/O VISTAGEN THERAPEUTICS, INC. 343 ALLERTON AVENUE SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Gin Jerry B director 343 ALLERTON AVE SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Underdown Brian J. director C/O LUMIRA CAPITAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 141 ADELAIDE ST. WEST, SUITE 770 TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA M5H 3L5 A6 00000
Cunningham Ann Michelle director 255 N CALDWELL CIRCLE DOWNINGTOWN PA 19335
Rice A. Franklin officer: VP CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT 384 OYSTER POINT BLVD. SUITE 8 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Bonfiglio Gregory A. director 384 OYSTER POINT BOULEVARD, NO. 8 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080
Platinum Long Term Growth Vii, Llc 10 percent owner 152 WEST 57TH STREET 4TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10019
Cato Holding Co 10 percent owner 4364 SOUTH ALSTON AVENUE DURHAM NC 27713
Cato Allen Easley 10 percent owner 4364 SOUTH ALSTON AVENUE DURHAM NC 27713
Jones Stephanie director, 10 percent owner, officer: PRESIDENT 13834 W. HOYT ROAD RATHDRUM ID 83858

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