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FTI Consulting WACC %

:3.91% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-10-16), FTI Consulting's weighted average cost of capital is 3.91%. FTI Consulting's ROIC % is 10.79% (calculated using TTM income statement data). FTI Consulting 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.


FTI Consulting WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for FTI Consulting'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.

FTI Consulting 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 1.97 2.06 7.43 4.49 3.02

FTI Consulting Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
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 2.67 2.70 3.02 4.37 4.09

Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, FTI Consulting'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.

   

FTI Consulting WACC % Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, FTI Consulting's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



FTI Consulting 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, FTI Consulting's market capitalization (E) is $4924.784 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, FTI Consulting's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $39.2215 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $449.8975 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $489.119 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 4924.784 / (4924.784 + 489.119) = 0.9097
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 489.119 / (4924.784 + 489.119) = 0.0903

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 1.59000000%. 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. FTI Consulting's beta is 0.40.
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 = 1.59000000% + 0.40 * 6% = 3.99%

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, FTI Consulting's interest expense (positive number) was $19.805 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $489.119 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 19.805 / 489.119 = 4.0491%.

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 22.295%.

FTI Consulting'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)
=0.9097*3.99%+0.0903*4.0491%*(1 - 22.295%)
=3.91%

* 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.


FTI Consulting  (NYSE:FCN) 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, FTI Consulting's weighted average cost of capital is 3.91%. FTI Consulting's ROIC % is 10.79% (calculated using TTM income statement data). FTI Consulting 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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FTI Consulting Business Description

FTI Consulting logo
Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 541611 SIC : 8742
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
555 12th Street North West, Suite 700, Washington, DC, USA, 20004
FTI Consulting Inc is a firm that generates its sales by providing professional business advisory services to customers. The company operates through five segments, namely corporate finance and restructuring, forensic and litigation consulting, economic consulting, technology, and strategic communications. Customers of the company come from a wide array of sectors, including construction, energy and power, environmental, financial institutions, healthcare and life science, insurance, real estate and infrastructure, retail and consumer products, telecom, media, and technology. The majority of the company's revenue is derived from serving customers in the United States.
Executives
Bacon Brenda J director 909 COMMERCE ROAD ANNAPOLIS MD 21403
Costamagna Claudio director VIA SEBETO 4 MILANO L6 20123
Seeger Laureen director C/O MCKESSON CORPORATION ONE POST STREET - 33RD FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
Bartlett Mark S. director 4701 WEST GREENFIELD AVENUE MILWAUKEE WI 53214
Fanandakis Nicholas C director 1007 MARKET STREET WILMINGTON DE 19898
Ellis Vernon James director 49 QUEENS GATE TERRACE LONDON X0 SW7 5PN
Holthaus Gerard E director 3129 BLENDON ROAD OWINGS MILLS MD 21117
Paul Holly officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 6016 KINGSFORD ROAD BETHESDA MD 20817
Keating Brendan J officer: CAO and Controller C/O FTI CONSULTING INC 555 12TH STREET NW WASHINGTON DC 20004
Sabherwal Ajay officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 521 E. MOREHEAD STREET, SUITE 500 CHARLOTTE NC 28202
Linton Paul Alderman officer: Chief Strategy/Transf. Officer 5915 SONOMA ROAD BETHESDA MD 20817
Lu Curtis P officer: General Counsel 1203 STONNELL PLACE ALEXANDRIA VA 22302
Gunby Steven Henry director, officer: President & CEO 9508 HEMSWELL PLACE POTOMAC MD 20854
Pachman Matthew officer: VP, Chief Risk/Ethics Officer 4807 JAMESTOWN ROAD BETHESDA MD 20816
Freeman Catherine M officer: SVP, Controller and CAO 909 COMMERCE ROAD ANNAPOLIS MD 21401

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