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Iron Mountain WACC %

:5.26% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-10-22), Iron Mountain's weighted average cost of capital is 5.26%. Iron Mountain's ROIC % is 5.26% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Iron Mountain 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.


Iron Mountain WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Iron Mountain'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.

Iron Mountain 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 6.61 5.20 6.46 4.64 3.28

Iron Mountain 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 3.02 3.16 3.28 4.00 4.02

Competitive Comparison

For the REIT - Specialty subindustry, Iron Mountain'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.

   

Iron Mountain WACC % Distribution

For the REITs industry and Real Estate sector, Iron Mountain's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Iron Mountain's WACC % falls into.



Iron Mountain 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, Iron Mountain's market capitalization (E) is $13242.809 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, Iron Mountain's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $528.13 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $10279.2025 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $10807.3325 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 13242.809 / (13242.809 + 10807.3325) = 0.5506
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 10807.3325 / (13242.809 + 10807.3325) = 0.4494

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 1.65000000%. 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. Iron Mountain's beta is 0.85.
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 = 1.65000000% + 0.85 * 6% = 6.75%

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, Iron Mountain's interest expense (positive number) was $426.847 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $10807.3325 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 426.847 / 10807.3325 = 3.9496%.

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 13.1%.

Iron Mountain'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)
=0.5506*6.75%+0.4494*3.9496%*(1 - 13.1%)
=5.26%

* 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.


Iron Mountain  (NYSE:IRM) 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, Iron Mountain's weighted average cost of capital is 5.26%. Iron Mountain's ROIC % is 5.26% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Iron Mountain 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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Iron Mountain Business Description

Iron Mountain logo
Industry
Real Estate » REITs NAICS : 523991 SIC : 6798
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
One Federal Street, Boston, MA, USA, 02110
Iron Mountain Inc is a record management services provider. The firm is organized as a REIT. Most of its revenue comes from its storage business, with the rest coming from value-added services. The firm primarily caters to enterprise clients in developed markets. Its business segments include Global RIM Business; Global Data Center Business; and Corporate and Other Business.
Executives
Simons Doyle director 220 OCCIDENTAL AVENUE SOUTH SEATTLE WA 98104
Matlock Robin director C/O IRON MOUNTAIN INCORPORATED ONE FEDERAL STREET BOSTON MA 02110
Verrecchia Alfred J director C/O HASBRO INC 1011 NEWPORT AVENUE PAWTUCKET RI 02862
Halvorsen Kris director 20330 STEVENS CREEK BLVD CUPERTINO CA 95014
Bailey Clark H director 10 OXFORD ROAD LARCHMONT NY 01538
Borges Daniel officer: SVP & Chief Accounting Officer C/O IRON MOUNTAIN INCORPORATED ONE FEDERAL STREET BOSTON MA 02110
Allerton Jennifer director C/O IRON MOUNTAIN INCORPORATED ONE FEDERAL STREET BOSTON MA 02110
Rakowich Walter C director 14100 E 35TH PL AURORA CO 80011
Arway Pamela M director 601 HAWAII ST. EL SEGUNDO CA 90245
Ford Monte E director C/O AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 8 CAMBRIDGE CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA 02142
Murdock Wendy J. director C/O IRON MOUNTAIN INCORPORATED ONE FEDERAL STREET BOSTON MA 02110
Deninger Paul F director C/O JEFFERIES & CO. 1050 WINTER STREET WALTHAM MA 02451
Dauten Kent P director KEYSTONE CAPITAL INC 520 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 450 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Antenucci Ted R director 14100 E 35TH PLACE AURORA CO 80011
Russo Fidelma officer: EVP, Chief Technology Officer C/O IRON MOUNTAIN INCORPORATED ONE FEDERAL STREET BOSTON MA 02110

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