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Leidos Holdings WACC %

:5.44% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-12-03), Leidos Holdings's weighted average cost of capital is 5.44%. Leidos Holdings's ROIC % is 9.50% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Leidos Holdings 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.


Leidos Holdings WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Leidos Holdings'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.

Leidos Holdings Annual Data
Trend Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 12.25 12.89 10.75 7.67 5.51

Leidos Holdings Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 4.71 5.51 6.00 5.75 5.46

Competitive Comparison

For the Information Technology Services subindustry, Leidos Holdings'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.

   

Leidos Holdings WACC % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Leidos Holdings's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Leidos Holdings's WACC % falls into.



Leidos Holdings 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, Leidos Holdings's market capitalization (E) is $12434.069 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 Sep. 2021, Leidos Holdings's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $80.5 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $4229.5 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $4310 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 12434.069 / (12434.069 + 4310) = 0.7426
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 4310 / (12434.069 + 4310) = 0.2574

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 1.43000000%. 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. Leidos Holdings's beta is 0.79.
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 = 1.43000000% + 0.79 * 6% = 6.17%

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, Leidos Holdings's interest expense (positive number) was $182 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $4310 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 182 / 4310 = 4.2227%.

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 21.045%.

Leidos Holdings'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)
=0.7426*6.17%+0.2574*4.2227%*(1 - 21.045%)
=5.44%

* 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.


Leidos Holdings  (NYSE:LDOS) 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, Leidos Holdings's weighted average cost of capital is 5.44%. Leidos Holdings's ROIC % is 9.50% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Leidos Holdings 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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Leidos Holdings Business Description

Leidos Holdings logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 541513 SIC : 7373
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
11951 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA, USA, 20190
Leidos Holdings Inc is engaged in scientific, engineering, system integration, technical services, and solutions to various government entities and highly regulated industries, including the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and the British Ministry of Defense. Areas of focus include intelligence and surveillance, cybersecurity, complex logistics, energy, and health.
Executives
John Miriam E director 7011 EAST AVENUE LIVERMORE CA 94550
Moos James Robert officer: Group President 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
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Cage Christopher R officer: SVP and Corporate Controller 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
Kendall Frank Iii director 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
Reagan James officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer C/O DELTEK 13880 DULLES CORNER LANE HERNDON VA 20171
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Williams Noel B director ONE PARK PLAZA NASHVILLE TN 37203
Schmanske Mary Vicki officer: Group President 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
Porter Elizabeth A officer: Group President 1750 PRESIDENTS STREET RESTON VA 20190
Stevens Roy E officer: Chief of Business Development 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
May Gary Stephen director 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
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