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Coca-Cola Co WACC %

:6.08% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-17), Coca-Cola Co's weighted average cost of capital is 6.08%. Coca-Cola Co's ROIC % is 13.29% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Coca-Cola Co 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.


Coca-Cola Co WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Coca-Cola Co'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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Coca-Cola Co 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 4.77 4.34 3.48 4.24 5.75

Coca-Cola Co 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 4.97 5.00 5.75 6.11 6.04

Competitive Comparison

For the Beverages - Non-Alcoholic subindustry, Coca-Cola Co'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.

   

Coca-Cola Co WACC % Distribution

For the Beverages - Non-Alcoholic industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Coca-Cola Co's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Coca-Cola Co's WACC % falls into.



Coca-Cola Co 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, Coca-Cola Co's market capitalization (E) is $280949.534 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, Coca-Cola Co's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $3656.5 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $39120.5 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $42777 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 280949.534 / (280949.534 + 42777) = 0.8679
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 42777 / (280949.534 + 42777) = 0.1321

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 2.90000000%. 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. Coca-Cola Co's beta is 0.61.
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 = 2.90000000% + 0.61 * 6% = 6.56%

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, Coca-Cola Co's interest expense (positive number) was $1597 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $42777 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 1597 / 42777 = 3.7333%.

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 20.705%.

Coca-Cola Co'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)
=0.8679*6.56%+0.1321*3.7333%*(1 - 20.705%)
=6.08%

* 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.


Coca-Cola Co  (NYSE:KO) 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, Coca-Cola Co's weighted average cost of capital is 6.08%. Coca-Cola Co's ROIC % is 13.29% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Coca-Cola Co 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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Coca-Cola Co Business Description

Coca-Cola Co logo
Address
One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, GA, USA, 30313
Coca-Cola is the largest nonalcoholic beverage entity in the world, owning and marketing some of the leading carbonated beverage brands, such as Coke, Fanta, and Sprite, as well as nonsparkling brands, such as Minute Maid, Georgia Coffee, Costa, and Glaceau. Operationally, the firm focuses its manufacturing efforts early in the supply chain, making the concentrate (or beverage bases) for its drinks that are then processed and distributed by its network of more than 100 bottlers. Concentrate operations represent roughly 85% of the company's unit case volume. The firm generates most of its revenue internationally, with countries like Mexico, Brazil, and Japan being key markets outside of the U.S.
Executives
Allen Herbert A Iii director ALLEN & COMPANY LLC 711 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10022
Douglas Monica Howard officer: SVP & General Counsel 535 MADISON AVENUE, 20TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Braun Henrique other: Operating Unit President C/O THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Gayton Bradley M officer: SVP & General Counsel ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Loveless Kathy officer: Vice President & Controller C/O THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Chang Lisa other: Chief People Officer THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Arroyo Manuel other: Group President THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Koumettis Nikolaos other: Group President THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Quan Nancy officer: Senior Vice President THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Tsay Caroline J director C/O ROSETTA STONE INC. 1919 NORTH LYNN STREET, 7TH FLOOR ARLINGTON VA 22209
Davis Christopher C director C/O GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY 1300 NORTH 17TH STREET, SUITE 1700 ARLINGTON VA 22209
Dinkins James L officer: Senior Vice President C/O THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Perez Beatriz R officer: Senior Vice President ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Randazza Mark officer: Principal Accounting Officer THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Long Robert Edward officer: Senior Vice President THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313

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