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Chevron WACC %

:10.21% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-09-29), Chevron's weighted average cost of capital is 10.21%. Chevron's ROIC % is 10.81% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Chevron 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.


Chevron WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Chevron'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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Chevron Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8.82 7.30 6.18 7.89 8.91

Chevron Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
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 8.61 8.40 8.91 8.94 9.57

Competitive Comparison

For the Oil & Gas Integrated subindustry, Chevron'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.

   

Chevron WACC % Distribution

For the Oil & Gas industry and Energy sector, Chevron's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Chevron 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, Chevron's market capitalization (E) is $277138.005 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. 2022, Chevron's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $902 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $36940 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $37842 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 277138.005 / (277138.005 + 37842) = 0.8799
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 37842 / (277138.005 + 37842) = 0.1201

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 3.79000000%. 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. Chevron's beta is 1.27.
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 = 3.79000000% + 1.27 * 6% = 11.41%

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. 2021, Chevron's interest expense (positive number) was $712 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $37842 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 712 / 37842 = 1.8815%.

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 26.445%.

Chevron'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)
=0.8799*11.41%+0.1201*1.8815%*(1 - 26.445%)
=10.21%

* 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.


Chevron  (NYSE:CVX) 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, Chevron's weighted average cost of capital is 10.21%. Chevron's ROIC % is 10.81% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Chevron 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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Chevron Business Description

Chevron logo
Address
6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA, USA, 94583-2324
Chevron is an integrated energy company with exploration, production, and refining operations worldwide. It is the second- largest oil company in the United States with production of 3.1 million of barrels of oil equivalent a day, including 7.7 million cubic feet a day of natural gas and 1.8 million of barrels of liquids a day. Production activities take place in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Its refineries are in the U.S. and Asia for total refining capacity of 1.8 million barrels of oil a day. Proven reserves at year-end 2021 stood at 11.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent, including 6.1 billion barrels of liquids and 30.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
Executives
Bonner Eimear P officer: Vice President 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Hewson Marillyn A director C/O CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION PO BOX 14662 READING PA 19612-4662
Inchausti David A officer: Vice Pres. and Comptroller 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Parfitt Colin E officer: Vice President 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Morris Rhonda J officer: Vice President 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Reed Debra L director 488 8TH AVENUE SAN DIEGO CA 92101
Umpleby Iii Donald J director 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Nelson Mark A officer: Vice President 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Frank John director C/O OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 333 SOUTH GRAND 28TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Austin Wanda M director 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Moyo Dambisa F director 10200 S. DEANZA BOULEVARD CUPERTINO CA 95014
Ourada Jeanette L officer: Vice Pres. and Comptroller 6001 BOLLINGER CANYON ROAD SAN RAMON CA 94583
Thulin Inge G director 1250 5TH AVENUE SOUTH NAPLES FL 34102
Cummings Alexander B Jr director
Huntsman Jon M Jr director 500 HUNTSMAN WAY SALT LAKE CITY UT 84108

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