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Assurant WACC %

:5.09% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-12-04), Assurant's weighted average cost of capital is 5.09%. Assurant's ROIC % is 1.76% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Assurant earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Assurant WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Assurant'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.

Assurant Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.35 5.42 6.72 4.71 4.43

Assurant Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 4.39 4.43 5.50 5.40 5.50

Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Specialty subindustry, Assurant'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.

   

Assurant WACC % Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Assurant's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Assurant 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, Assurant's market capitalization (E) is $8673.564 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 Sep. 2021, Assurant'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 $2129.9 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $2129.9 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 8673.564 / (8673.564 + 2129.9) = 0.8029
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 2129.9 / (8673.564 + 2129.9) = 0.1971

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. Assurant's beta is 0.66.
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% + 0.66 * 6% = 5.4%

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 Dec. 2020, Assurant's interest expense (positive number) was $104.5 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $2129.9 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 104.5 / 2129.9 = 4.9063%.

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 22.165%.

Assurant'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)
=0.8029*5.4%+0.1971*4.9063%*(1 - 22.165%)
=5.09%

* 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.


Assurant  (NYSE:AIZ) 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, Assurant's weighted average cost of capital is 5.09%. Assurant's ROIC % is 1.76% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Assurant 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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Assurant Business Description

Assurant logo
Industry
Financial Services » Insurance NAICS : 524298 SIC : 6411
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
55 Broadway, Suite 2901, New York, NY, USA, 10006
Assurant Inc offers a range of property-casualty, health, employee benefit, and warranty insurance to a client base made up of individuals and institutions. The company has four reportable segments namely Global Housing, Global Lifestyle, Global Preneed and Total Corporate and Other. Global Housing segment provides lender-placed homeowners, manufactured housing, flood insurance, and other related products, Global Lifestyle provides mobile device protection and related services, Global Preneed is engaged in providing pre-funded funeral insurance and annuity products whereas Total Corporate and others includes activities related to holding company primarily related to the company's frozen benefit plans. It generates a majority of its revenue from the Global Lifestyle Segment.
Executives
Dirienzo Dimitry officer: SVP, CAO, Controller C/O ASSURANT, INC. 28 LIBERTY ST. 41 F. NEW YORK NY 10005
Mergelmeyer Gene officer: EVP, COO ASSURANT, INC. 28 LIBERTY ST. 41 FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10005
Dziadzio Richard S officer: EVP and CFO C/O ALLIANCE CAPITAL 1345 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10105
Luthi Francesca officer: EVP, CAO 1180 NORTH TOWN CENTER DRIVE SUITE 100 LAS VEGAS NV 89144
Rosenblum Jay officer: EVP and CLO C/O ASSURANT, INC. 28 LIBERTY ST, 41ST FL. NEW YORK NY 10005
Carter J Braxton Ii director C/O T-MOBILE US, INC. 12920 SE 38TH STREET BELLEVUE WA 98006
Jackson Lawrence V director C/O ASSURANT, INC., 28 LIBERTY ST., 41 F NEW YORK NY 10005
Redzic Ognjen director C/O ASSURANT, INC. 28 LIBERTY STREET, 41ST FL. NEW YORK NY 10005
Stein Robert W director ASSURANT, INC. ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA, 41 FL. NEW YORK NY 10005
Cento Juan director ASSURANT, INC. ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA, 41 FL. NEW YORK NY 10005
Alves Paget Leonard director SPRINT NEXTEL 6200 SPRINT PARKWAY KSOPHF0410 - 4A403 OVERLAND PARK KS 66251
Perry Debra J director 515 RIDGEWOOD AVENUE GLEN RIDGE NJ 07028
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Reilly Paul J director C/O ASSURANT, INC. 28 LIBERTY STREET, 41ST FL. NEW YORK NY 10005

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