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Fidelity National Financial WACC %

:10.03% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-13), Fidelity National Financial's weighted average cost of capital is 10.03%. Fidelity National Financial's ROIC % is 3.90% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Fidelity National Financial earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Fidelity National Financial WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Fidelity National Financial'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.

Fidelity National Financial 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 5.65 7.13 7.45 8.36 9.46

Fidelity National Financial 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 9.36 9.27 9.46 9.54 10.11

Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Specialty subindustry, Fidelity National Financial'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.

   

Fidelity National Financial WACC % Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Fidelity National Financial's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Fidelity National Financial's WACC % falls into.



Fidelity National Financial 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, Fidelity National Financial's market capitalization (E) is $11329.005 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, Fidelity National Financial'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 $3293 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $3293 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 11329.005 / (11329.005 + 3293) = 0.7748
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 3293 / (11329.005 + 3293) = 0.2252

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 2.84200000%. 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. Fidelity National Financial's beta is 1.55.
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 = 2.84200000% + 1.55 * 6% = 12.142%

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, Fidelity National Financial's interest expense (positive number) was $114 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $3293 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 114 / 3293 = 3.4619%.

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 20.59%.

Fidelity National Financial'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)
=0.7748*12.142%+0.2252*3.4619%*(1 - 20.59%)
=10.03%

* 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.


Fidelity National Financial  (NYSE:FNF) 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, Fidelity National Financial's weighted average cost of capital is 10.03%. Fidelity National Financial's ROIC % is 3.90% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Fidelity National Financial 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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Fidelity National Financial Business Description

Fidelity National Financial logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
601 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, USA, 32204
Fidelity National Financial Inc provides title insurance, escrow, and other title-related services. It operates in three segments: Title, F&G, Corporate and Other. The title segment that derives majority revenue consists of the operations of title insurance underwriters and related businesses, which provide title insurance and escrow and other title-related services including trust activities, trustee sales guarantees, and home warranty products. Substantially all of the company's revenue is generated in the United States.
Executives
Dhanidina Halim director 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
Morgan Sandra Douglass director 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
Jewkes Roger S officer: Chief Operating Officer 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
Shea Peter O Jr director 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
Massey Richard N director 900 S. SHACKLEFORD ROAD SUITE 401 LITTLE ROCK AR 72211
Foley William P Ii director FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL, INC. 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
Gravelle Michael L officer: Executive Vice President 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
Quirk Raymond R director, officer: Chief Executive Officer 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
Sadowski Peter T officer: EVP, Chief Legal Officer FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL, INC. 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
Lane Daniel D director 14 CORPORATE PLZ SUITE 150 NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660
Murren Heather Hay director 28903 NORTH AVENUE PAINE VALENCIA CA 91355
Kerr Janet director 50 CASTILIAN DR GOLETA CA 93117
Sandler Ricky C 10 percent owner 65 EAST 55TH STREET 25TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Eminence Gp, Llc 10 percent owner C/O EMINENCE CAPITAL, LP 65 EAST 55TH STREET, 25TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Eminence Capital, Lp 10 percent owner 399 PARK AVENUE, 25TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022

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