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The Howard Hughes WACC %

:5.64% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-07), The Howard Hughes's weighted average cost of capital is 5.64%. The Howard Hughes's ROIC % is 2.37% (calculated using TTM income statement data). The Howard Hughes earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


The Howard Hughes WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for The Howard Hughes'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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The Howard Hughes 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 8.72 6.32 6.00 5.27 6.66

The Howard Hughes Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
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 6.54 6.46 6.04 6.66 6.74

Competitive Comparison

For the Real Estate - Diversified subindustry, The Howard Hughes'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.

   

The Howard Hughes WACC % Distribution

For the Real Estate industry and Real Estate sector, The Howard Hughes's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where The Howard Hughes's WACC % falls into.



The Howard Hughes 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, The Howard Hughes's market capitalization (E) is $3562.794 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 Mar. 2022, The Howard Hughes'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 $4508.409 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $4508.409 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 3562.794 / (3562.794 + 4508.409) = 0.4414
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 4508.409 / (3562.794 + 4508.409) = 0.5586

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 2.82700000%. 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. The Howard Hughes's beta is 1.54.
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 = 2.82700000% + 1.54 * 6% = 12.067%

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 Dec. 2021, The Howard Hughes's interest expense (positive number) was $130.036 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $4508.409 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 130.036 / 4508.409 = 2.8843%.

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 80.535%.

The Howard Hughes'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)
=0.4414*12.067%+0.5586*2.8843%*(1 - 80.535%)
=5.64%

* 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.


The Howard Hughes  (NYSE:HHC) 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, The Howard Hughes's weighted average cost of capital is 5.64%. The Howard Hughes's ROIC % is 2.37% (calculated using TTM income statement data). The Howard Hughes 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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The Howard Hughes Business Description

The Howard Hughes logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 1100, 11th Floor, The Woodlands, TX, USA, 77380
The Howard Hughes Corp is a real estate company that develops master-planned communities (MPCs) and is involved in other strategic real estate development opportunities across the United States. The company operates in four segments: Operating Assets, MPCs, Seaport, and Strategic Developments. Operating Assets manages real estate that generates recurring cash flows; MPC develops residential land and sells improved acreage to homebuilders; Seaport encompasses renovated buildings, including restaurants, outdoor bars, and event venues; and Strategic Developments is involved in seeking, planning, and investing in real estate opportunities and development rights. Among those segments, Operating Assets and MPC are the company's most profitable divisions.
Executives
Olea Carlos A. officer: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 9950 WOODLOCH FOREST DRIVE SUITE 1100 THE WOODLANDS TX 77381
O'reilly David R. director, officer: Director and CEO 390 N. ORANGE AVENUE STE. 2400 ORLANDO FL 32801
Striph David Michael officer: EVP, Head of Operations ONE GALLERIA TOWER 13355 NOEL ROAD, 22ND FLOOR DALLAS TX 75240
Fitchitt Greg officer: President, Columbia ONE GALLERIA TOWER 13355 NOEL ROAD, 22ND FLOOR DALLAS TX 75240
Orrock Kevin officer: President, Summerlin ONE GALLERIA TOWER 13355 NOEL ROAD, 22ND FLOOR DALLAS TX 75240
Johnstone Douglas officer: Regional President, Hawaii ONE GALLERIA TOWER 13355 NOEL ROAD, 22ND FOOR DALLAS TX 75240
Carman James officer: President, Houston Region ONE GALLERIA TOWER 13355 NOEL ROAD, 22ND FOOR DALLAS TX 75240
Melton Heath officer: PRESIDENT, PHOENIX REGION 9950 WOODLOCH FOREST DRIVE SUITE 1100 THE WOODLANDS TX 77381
Loeffler Correne S officer: Chief Financial Officer 1401 ENCLAVE PARKWAY SUITE 600 HOUSTON TX 77077
Williams Anthony director 9950 WOODLOCH FOREST DRIVE, SUITE 1100 THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Cross L Jay officer: President 233 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE SUITE 4600 CHICAGO IL 60606
Tighe Mary Ann director 13355 NOEL ROAD, 22ND FLOOR DALLAS TX 75240
Kaplan Beth J director 1716 LOCUST STREET DES MOINES IA 50309
Slosser Michael officer: EVP - Hospitality ONE GALLERIA TOWER 13355 NOEL ROAD, 22ND FLOOR DALLAS TX 75240
Treacy Simon Joseph officer: President, Hawaii ONE GALLERIA TOWER 13355 NOEL ROAD, 22ND FLOOR DALLAS TX 75240

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