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Globe Life WACC %

:7.26% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-12), Globe Life's weighted average cost of capital is 7.26%. Globe Life's ROIC % is 2.87% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Globe Life earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Globe Life WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Globe Life'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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Globe Life 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 7.85 8.46 7.52 7.14 7.64

Globe Life 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 7.64 7.61 7.64 7.39 7.46

Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Life subindustry, Globe Life'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.

   

Globe Life WACC % Distribution

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

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



Globe Life 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, Globe Life's market capitalization (E) is $10061.398 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, Globe Life's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $367.281 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $1607.19 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $1974.471 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 10061.398 / (10061.398 + 1974.471) = 0.836
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 1974.471 / (10061.398 + 1974.471) = 0.164

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. Globe Life's beta is 0.86.
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% + 0.86 * 6% = 8.002%

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, Globe Life's interest expense (positive number) was $83.486 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $1974.471 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 83.486 / 1974.471 = 4.2283%.

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 18.37%.

Globe Life'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)
=0.836*8.002%+0.164*4.2283%*(1 - 18.37%)
=7.26%

* 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.


Globe Life  (NYSE:GL) 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, Globe Life's weighted average cost of capital is 7.26%. Globe Life's ROIC % is 2.87% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Globe Life 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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Globe Life Business Description

Globe Life logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
3700 South Stonebridge Drive, McKinney, TX, USA, 75070
Globe Life Inc is an insurance holding company. It provides a variety of life and supplemental health insurance products and annuities to a broad base of customers. The company's core operations are organized into four reportable segments: life insurance, supplemental health insurance, annuities, and investments. Investment activities, conducted by the investment segment, focus on seeking investments with a yield and term appropriate to support the insurance product obligations. These investments generally consist of fixed maturities and, over the long term, the expected yields are considered when setting insurance premium rates and product profitability expectations.
Executives
Tyler Christopher Kyle officer: EVP & Chief Info. Officer 3700 S. STONEBRIDGE DRIVE MCKINNEY TX 75070
Kalmbach Thomas Peter officer: EVP & Chief Actuary 3700 S. STONEBRIDGE DRIVE MCKINNEY TX 75070
Hensley Robert Edward officer: EVP & Chief Investment Officer 3700 S. STONEBRIDGE DRIVE MCKINNEY TX 75070
Zorn Rebecca E officer: EVP & Chief Talent Officer 3700 S. STONEBRIDGE DRIVE MCKINNEY TX 75070
Moore Christopher Todd officer: Corp.SVP, Assoc.Counsel & Sec 3700 SOUTH STONEBRIDGE DRIVE MCKINNEY TX 75070
Rogers John Henry Jr other: Officer of Principal Sub 1433 ROLLING HILLS CELINA TX 75009
Mcpartland James Eric officer: EVP &Chief Information Officer 2345 TIMBERLAKE CIRCLE ALLEN TX 75013
Matson Kenneth J other: Officer of Principal Sub. FAMILY HERITAGE LIFE POST OFFICE BOX 470608 CLEVELAND OH 44147-0608
Carlson David Kendall other: Officer of Principal Sub. UNITED AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY 3700 SOUTH STONEBRIDGE DRIVE MCKINNEY TX 75070
Henrie Michael Shane officer: SVP & Chief Accounting Officer UNITED AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY 3700 SOUTH STONEBRIDGE DRIVE MCKINNEY TX 75070
Majors Michael Clay officer: EVP - Investor Rel. & Admin. UNITED AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY 3700 SOUTH STONEBRIDGE DRIVE MCKINNEY TX 75070
Svoboda Frank M officer: EVP & CFO 3340 PECAN HOLLOW CT GRAPEVINE TX 76051
Hutchison Larry M director, officer: Co-Chaiman & CEO P O BOX 8080 MCKINNEY TX 75010
Addison Linda director 3700 S. STONEBRIDGE DRIVE MCKINNEY TX 75070
Alexander Marilyn A director 565 DUNNEGAN DRIVE LAGUNA BEACH CA 92651

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