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Bunge WACC %

:4.22% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-11-26), Bunge's weighted average cost of capital is 4.22%. Bunge's ROIC % is 10.56% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Bunge 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.


Bunge WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Bunge'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.

Bunge 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 6.77 5.48 6.34 3.85 3.92

Bunge 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 3.03 3.92 4.29 4.08 4.01

Competitive Comparison

For the Farm Products subindustry, Bunge'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.

   

Bunge WACC % Distribution

For the Consumer Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Bunge's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Bunge 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, Bunge's market capitalization (E) is $12714.268 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, Bunge's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $2282.5 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $4644 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $6926.5 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 12714.268 / (12714.268 + 6926.5) = 0.6473
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 6926.5 / (12714.268 + 6926.5) = 0.3527

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 1.67000000%. 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. Bunge's beta is 0.48.
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 = 1.67000000% + 0.48 * 6% = 4.55%

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, Bunge's interest expense (positive number) was $265 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $6926.5 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 265 / 6926.5 = 3.8259%.

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 5.205%.

Bunge'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)
=0.6473*4.55%+0.3527*3.8259%*(1 - 5.205%)
=4.22%

* 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.


Bunge  (NYSE:BG) 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, Bunge's weighted average cost of capital is 4.22%. Bunge's ROIC % is 10.56% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Bunge 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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Bunge Business Description

Bunge logo
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Address
1391 Timberlake Manor Parkway, St. Louis, MO, USA, 63017
Founded in 1818, Bunge is a global agribusiness and food company with operations along the farm-to-consumer food chain. The agribusiness segment generates roughly two thirds of profits and includes the largest oilseed processing capacity globally. The company is a leading oilseed processor and seller of packaged vegetable oils and other food and ingredients products.
Executives
Wagner Robert officer: Chief Risk Officer 1391 TIMBERLAKE MANOR PARKWAY CHESTERFIELD MT 63017
Browner Carol M. director C/O BUNGE LIMITED 50 MAIN STREET, 6TH FLOOR WHITE PLAINS NY 10606
Mauger Pierre officer: Chief Transformation Officer C/O BUNGE LIMITED, 50 MAIN STREET 6TH FLOOR WHITE PLAINS NY 10606
Winship Henry Ward Iv director PO BOX 8614 RANCHO SANTA FE CA 92067
Padilla Raul officer: President, Global Operations C/O BUNGE LTD 50 MAIN STREET WHITE PLAINS NY 10606
Borg Deborah officer: EVP & Chief HR, Comms Officer C/O BUNGE LIMITED, 50 MAIN STREET 8TH FLOOR WHITE PLAINS NY 10606
Dimopoulos Christos officer: Pres., Global Supply Chains C/O BUNGE LIMITED 50 MAIN STREET, 6TH FLOOR WHITE PLAINS NY 10606
Neppl John W officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE OMAHA NE 68106
Zachman Brian officer: President Global Risk Mgmnt C/O BUNGE LIMITED 50 MAIN STREET, 6TH FLOOR WHITE PLAINS NY 10606
Buettner Aaron officer: SVP, Bunge Loders Croklaan C/O BUNGE LIMITED 50 MAIN STREET, 6TH FLOOR WHITE PLAINS NY 10606
Podwika Joseph officer: EVP and Chief Legal Officer C/O BUNGE LIMITED 50 MAIN STREET, 6TH FLOOR WHITE PLAINS NY 10606
Simmons Jerry Matthews Jr officer: Controller, Principal Actg Off TWO N. NINTH STREET ALLENTOWN PA 18101
Bair Sheila Colleen director 6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE, SUITE 1500 BETHESDA MD 20817
Fribourg Paul J director 667 MADISON AVE NEW YORK NY 10021
Fyrwald J Erik director LILLY CORPORATE CENTER INDIANAPOLIS IN 46285

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