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Zoom Video Communications WACC %

:7.67 (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-10-24), Zoom Video Communications's weighted average cost of capital is 7.67%. Zoom Video Communications's ROIC % is 55.31% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Zoom Video Communications 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.

*Note: The beta of this company cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.


Zoom Video Communications WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Zoom Video Communications'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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Zoom Video Communications Annual Data
Trend Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21
WACC %
- - - 7.50 7.11

Zoom Video Communications Quarterly Data
Jan17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21
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 6.55 6.88 7.11 7.64 7.24

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, Zoom Video Communications'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.

   

Zoom Video Communications WACC % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Zoom Video Communications's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Zoom Video Communications's WACC % falls into.



Zoom Video Communications 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, Zoom Video Communications's market capitalization (E) is $82476.763 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 Jul. 2021, Zoom Video Communications's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $11.638 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $77.6035 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $89.2415 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 82476.763 / (82476.763 + 89.2415) = 0.9989
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 89.2415 / (82476.763 + 89.2415) = 0.0011

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 1.68000000%. 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. Zoom Video Communications's beta cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.
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 = 1.68000000% + 1 * 6% = 7.68%

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 Jan. 2021, Zoom Video Communications's interest expense (positive number) was $0 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $89.2415 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 0 / 89.2415 = 0%.

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 2.425%.

Zoom Video Communications'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)
=0.9989*7.68%+0.0011*0%*(1 - 2.425%)
=7.67%

* 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.


Zoom Video Communications  (NAS:ZM) 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, Zoom Video Communications's weighted average cost of capital is 7.67%. Zoom Video Communications's ROIC % is 55.31% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Zoom Video Communications 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.

*Note: The beta of this company cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.


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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Zoom Video Communications Business Description

Zoom Video Communications logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 511210 SIC : 7372
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA, USA, 95113
Zoom Video Communications provides a communications platform that connects people through video, voice, chat, and content sharing. The company's cloud-native platform enables face-to-face video and connects users across various devices and locations in a single meeting. Zoom, which was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Jose, California, serves companies of all sizes from all industries around the world.
Executives
Bawa Aparna officer: Chief Operating Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Pelosi Janine officer: Chief Marketing Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Hammonds Kimberly director 100 EAST DAVIE STREET RALEIGH NC 27601
Crehan Shane officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O EVENTBRITE, INC. 155 5TH STREET, 7TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Yuan Eric S. director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Mcmaster Herbert Raymond director C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Steckelberg Kelly officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Gassner Peter P director C/O VEEVA SYSTEMS INC. 4280 HACIENDA DRIVE PLEASANTON CA 94588
Chadwick Jonathan director 3401 HILLVIEW AVENUE PALO ALTO CA 94304
Azus Ryan officer: Chief Revenue Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Swanson Bart director C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Benhorin Roy officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Sankarlingam Velchamy officer: Pres. of Engineering & Product C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Subotovsky Santiago director C/O EMERGENCE CAPITAL PARTNERS 160 BOVENT ROAD SUITE 300 SAN MATEO CA 94402
Emergence Equity Partners Iii, L.p. 10 percent owner 160 BOVET ROAD, SUITE 300 SAN MATEO CA 94402

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