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Energy Transfer LP WACC %

:8.33% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-16), Energy Transfer LP's weighted average cost of capital is 8.33%. Energy Transfer LP's ROIC % is 7.77% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Energy Transfer LP earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Energy Transfer LP WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Energy Transfer LP'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.

Energy Transfer LP 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 5.83 7.71 6.44 7.41 8.71

Energy Transfer LP 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 8.93 8.50 8.71 9.20 9.05

Competitive Comparison

For the Oil & Gas Midstream subindustry, Energy Transfer LP'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.

   

Energy Transfer LP WACC % Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where Energy Transfer LP's WACC % falls into.



Energy Transfer LP 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, Energy Transfer LP's market capitalization (E) is $35747.124 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, Energy Transfer LP's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $400.5 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $51045 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $51445.5 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 35747.124 / (35747.124 + 51445.5) = 0.41
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 51445.5 / (35747.124 + 51445.5) = 0.59

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 2.78200000%. 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. Energy Transfer LP's beta is 2.21.
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 = 2.78200000% + 2.21 * 6% = 16.042%

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, Energy Transfer LP's interest expense (positive number) was $2267 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $51445.5 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 2267 / 51445.5 = 4.4066%.

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 32.77%.

Energy Transfer LP'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)
=0.41*16.042%+0.59*4.4066%*(1 - 32.77%)
=8.33%

* 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.


Energy Transfer LP  (NYSE:ET) 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, Energy Transfer LP's weighted average cost of capital is 8.33%. Energy Transfer LP's ROIC % is 7.77% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Energy Transfer LP 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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Energy Transfer LP Business Description

Energy Transfer LP logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
8111 Westchester Drive, Suite 600, Dallas, TX, USA, 75225
Energy Transfer owns a large platform of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid assets primarily in Texas and the U.S. midcontinent region. It also has gathering and processing facilities, one of the largest fractionation facilities in the U.S., and fuel distribution. Energy Transfer also owns the Lake Charles gas liquefaction facility. It combined its publicly traded limited and general partnerships in October 2018.
Executives
Whitehurst Bradford D. officer: CFO 100 CONGRESS AVENUE SUITE 450 AUSTIN TX 78701
Perry James Richard director 1108 LAVACA, SUITE 110 #143 AUSTIN TX 78701
Washburne Ray W director 47 HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE SUITE 200 DALLAS TX 75205
Sturrock Troy officer: SVP & Controller 1039 NORTH OAK CLIFF BOULEVARD DALLAS TX 75208
Grimm Michael K director 3141 HOOD STREET, SUITE 350 DALLAS TX 75219
Anderson Steven R. director 1818 MARKET STREET SUITE 1500 PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
Brannon Richard D director C/O CH4 ENERGY SIX, LLC 5128 APACHE PLUME ROAD, SUITE 300 FORT WORTH TX 76109
Mcreynolds John W director, officer: President 1601 BRYAN ST 30TH FL DALLAS TX 75201
Warren Kelcy L director, 10 percent owner
Mccrea Marshall S Iii director, officer: See Remarks
Ramsey Matthew S. director 6002 DEERWOOD HOUSTON TX 77057
Long Thomas E officer: Chief Financial Officer 370 17TH STREET SUITE 2775 DENVER CO 80202
Mason Thomas P officer: EVP and General Counsel 3738 OAK LAWN AVE DALLAS TX 75219
Collins Ted Jr director 508 W. WALL AVE. SUITE 1200 MIDLAND TX 79701-5076
Williams William Presley director 2126 CLEAR LAKE ROAD WEATHERFORD TX 76087

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