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Western Asset Global High Fd WACC %

:4.95% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-06-29), Western Asset Global High Fd's weighted average cost of capital is 4.95%. Western Asset Global High Fd's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Western Asset Global High Fd earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Western Asset Global High Fd WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Western Asset Global High Fd'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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Western Asset Global High Fd Annual Data
Trend May18 May19 May20 May21
WACC %
- 4.58 0.23 0.64

Western Asset Global High Fd Semi-Annual Data
Nov17 May18 Nov18 May19 Nov19 May20 Nov20 May21 Nov21
WACC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - 0.23 - 0.64 -

Competitive Comparison

For the Asset Management subindustry, Western Asset Global High Fd'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.

   

Western Asset Global High Fd WACC % Distribution

For the Asset Management industry and Financial Services sector, Western Asset Global High Fd's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Western Asset Global High Fd's WACC % falls into.



Western Asset Global High Fd 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, Western Asset Global High Fd's market capitalization (E) is $158.655 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 Nov. 2021, Western Asset Global High Fd'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 $121.75 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $121.75 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 158.655 / (158.655 + 121.75) = 0.5658
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 121.75 / (158.655 + 121.75) = 0.4342

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 3.08700000%. 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. Western Asset Global High Fd's beta is 0.83.
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 = 3.08700000% + 0.83 * 6% = 8.067%

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 May. 2021, Western Asset Global High Fd's interest expense (positive number) was $1.073 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $121.75 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 1.073 / 121.75 = 0.8813%.

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%.

Western Asset Global High Fd'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)
=0.5658*8.067%+0.4342*0.8813%*(1 - 0%)
=4.95%

* 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.


Western Asset Global High Fd  (NYSE:EHI) 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, Western Asset Global High Fd's weighted average cost of capital is 4.95%. Western Asset Global High Fd's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Western Asset Global High Fd 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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Western Asset Global High Fd Business Description

Western Asset Global High Fd logo
Industry
Financial Services » Asset Management NAICS : 523930 SIC : 6282
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
620 Eighth Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY, USA, 10018
Western Asset Global High Inc Fd Inc is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. Its investment objective is high current income and total return by investing in a global portfolio of securities. The fund invests in various sectors such as Consumer Discretionary, Energy, Healthcare, Industrials, materials, and others.
Executives
Fergerson Laura F other: Manager/Investment Manager 3310 QUALITY DRIVE 2ND FLOOR RANCHO CORDOVA CA 95670
Eakes Brian other: Manager/Investment Manager 100 INTERNATIONAL DRIVE BALTIMORE MD 21202
Hoyt George P. officer: Secretary and Ch Lgl Officer C/O FRANKLIN TEMPLETON 100 FIRST STAMFORD PLACE STAMFORD CT 06902
Nicholls Matthew other: Director of Sub-Adviser ONE FRANKLIN PARKWAY SAN MATEO CA 94403
Bolt Jennifer J other: Director of Sub-Adviser C/O FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC. ONE FRANKLIN PARKWAY SAN MATEO CA 94403-1906
Plafker Jed A. other: Director of Sub-Adviser ONE FRANKLIN PARKWAY SAN MATEO CA 94403
Saba Capital Management, L.p. 10 percent owner 405 LEXINGTON AVENUE 58TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10174
Weinstein Boaz 10 percent owner 405 LEXINGTON AVENUE 58TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10174
Jensen Fred Steven officer: Chief Compliance Officer LEGG MASON 620 EIGHTH AVENUE, 49TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10018
Cronin Daniel P director 235 EAST 42ND ST NEW YORK NY 10017
Hutchinson William R director 535 N MICHIGAN STE 1012 CHICAGO IL 60611
Berarducci Christopher officer: Treas/Principal Finan Officer LEGG MASON 620 EIGHTH AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10018
Kumar Nisha director 1735 MARKET STREET 32ND FLOOR PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
Berg Jennifer S officer: Treasurer 100 INTERNATIONAL DRIVE 7TH FLOOR BALTIMORE MD 21202
Kuehl Todd F officer: Chief Compliance Officer 1555 PEACHTREE STREET NE ATLANTA 2Q 30309

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