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World Acceptance WACC %

:8.44% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-10-23), World Acceptance's weighted average cost of capital is 8.44%. World Acceptance's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). World Acceptance earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


World Acceptance WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for World Acceptance'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.

World Acceptance Annual Data
Trend Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar21
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 13.02 19.90 10.54 7.92 8.01

World Acceptance Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
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 7.80 7.87 8.47 8.01 7.84

Competitive Comparison

For the Credit Services subindustry, World Acceptance'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.

   

World Acceptance WACC % Distribution

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

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



World Acceptance 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, World Acceptance's market capitalization (E) is $1371.909 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. 2021, World Acceptance's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $0 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $525.2925 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $525.2925 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 1371.909 / (1371.909 + 525.2925) = 0.7231
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 525.2925 / (1371.909 + 525.2925) = 0.2769

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 1.65000000%. 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. World Acceptance's beta is 1.42.
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 = 1.65000000% + 1.42 * 6% = 10.17%

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. 2021, World Acceptance's interest expense (positive number) was $25.699 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $525.2925 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 25.699 / 525.2925 = 4.8923%.

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 20.045%.

World Acceptance'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)
=0.7231*10.17%+0.2769*4.8923%*(1 - 20.045%)
=8.44%

* 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.


World Acceptance  (NAS:WRLD) 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, World Acceptance's weighted average cost of capital is 8.44%. World Acceptance's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). World Acceptance 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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World Acceptance Business Description

World Acceptance logo
Industry
Financial Services » Credit Services NAICS : 522291 SIC : 6141
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
104 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC, USA, 29601
World Acceptance Corp operates a small-loan consumer finance business. The company offers short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. It also offers income tax return preparation services to its loan customers and other individuals.
Executives
Caulder Alice Lindsay officer: SVP, Human Resources 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Mcintyre Scott officer: SVP, Accounting 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Childers Jason E. officer: SVP, IT Strategic Solutions 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Umstetter Luke J. officer: SVP, General Counsel 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Prashad R Chad director, officer: President and CEO 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Calmes John L Jr officer: See remarks C/O WORLD ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Whitaker Darrell E director 14 BATSON ORCHARD CT. TAYLORS SC 29687
Dyer Daniel Clinton officer: Chief Branch Operation Officer 230 4TH AVENUE NORTH SUITE 500 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Bramlett Ken R Jr director 2709 WATER RIDGE PARKWAY 2ND FLOOR CHARLOTTE NC 28217
Way Charles D director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: WAY CHARLES D a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Tinney Jeff L officer: SVP, Western Division 550 HIGHWAY 377 NORTH STE A WHITESBORO TX 76273
Brown Erik T. officer: SVP Central Division P.O. BOX 548 JACKSON MO 63755
Willyard Jackie C officer: SVP, Southeastern Division 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Labruyere Alison N officer: SVP and General Counsel 108 FREDERICK STREET GREENVILLE SC 29607
Wanserski James H officer: Interim President & CEO C/O 22 CANTEY PLACE, NW ATLANTA 2Q 30327

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