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Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund WACC %

:4.44% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-10-24), Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's weighted average cost of capital is 4.44%. Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund'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.

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Annual Data
Trend Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
WACC %
- 4.96 5.24 4.26 3.75

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Semi-Annual Data
Jun16 Dec16 Jun17 Dec17 Jun18 Dec18 Jun19 Dec19 Jun20 Dec20 Jun21
WACC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - 4.26 - 3.75 -

Competitive Comparison

For the Asset Management subindustry, Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund'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.

   

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund WACC % Distribution

For the Asset Management industry and Financial Services sector, Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's WACC % falls into.



Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund 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, Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's market capitalization (E) is $224.080 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, Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund'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 $111.7525 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $111.7525 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 224.080 / (224.080 + 111.7525) = 0.6672
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 111.7525 / (224.080 + 111.7525) = 0.3328

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. Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's beta is 0.69.
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% + 0.69 * 6% = 5.82%

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, Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's interest expense (positive number) was $1.875 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $111.7525 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 1.875 / 111.7525 = 1.6778%.

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 0%.

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund'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)
=0.6672*5.82%+0.3328*1.6778%*(1 - 0%)
=4.44%

* 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.


Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund  (NYSE:BSL) 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, Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's weighted average cost of capital is 4.44%. Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund 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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Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Business Description

Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund logo
Industry
Financial Services » Asset Management NAICS : 523991 SIC : 6733
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
345 Park Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY, USA, 10154
Blackstone Senior Floating Rate Term Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. Its primary investment objective is to seek high current income, with a secondary objective to seek preservation of capital, consistent with its primary goal of high current income. The fund invests at least 80% of its Managed Assets in senior, secured floating rate loans. It also invests in second-lien loans and high yield bonds and employs financial leverage, which may increase the risk to the Fund.
Executives
Post Robert other: Portfolio Manager C/O GSO/BLACKSTONE DEBT FUNDS MGMT, LLC 345 PARK AVE 31ST FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10154
Busch Robert W officer: CFO & Treasurer 345 PARK AVENUE, 31ST FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10154
Zable Robert officer: Executive Vice President, other: Asst. Secretary & PM 1290 BROADWAY SUITE 1100 DENVER CO 80203
Mckemie Gordon other: Portfolio Manager C/O GSO CAPITAL PARTNERS LP 345 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10154
Smith Daniel Harlan Jr. officer: CEO, President, other: Trustee, Chairman 1290 BROADWAY SUITE 1100 DENVER CO 80203
Lee-silvestri Dohyun (doris) officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O GSO CAPITAL PARTNERS LP 345 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10154
Lee Jane officer: Public Relations Officer 1290 BROADWAY SUITE 1100 CO 80203
Beeney Marisa Janel officer: CCO, Chief Legal Counsel, Sec. 1290 BROADWAY, SUITE 1100 DENVER CO 80203
Schpero Gary S other: Trustee 1290 BROADWAY, SUITE 1100 DENVER CO 80203
Shaiman Lee Michael officer: Exec. VP, Assistant Secretary 1290 BROADWAY SUITE 1100 DENVER CO 80203
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co/ny 10 percent owner 200 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10166
Holland Michael F other: Trustee PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: HOLLAND MICHAEL F 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;}
Rosenberg Eric officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O GSO CAPITAL PARTNERS LP 280 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10017
Dalelio Edward H other: Trustee 1000 BOARDWALK AT VIRGINIA AVENUE ATLANTIC CITY NJ 08401
Paolillo Douglas other: Mng. Dir.of Investment Advisor C/O GSO BLACKSTONE DEBT FUNDS MGMT LLC 280 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10017
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