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Louisiana-Pacific WACC %

:12.61% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-16), Louisiana-Pacific's weighted average cost of capital is 12.61%. Louisiana-Pacific's ROIC % is 92.25% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Louisiana-Pacific 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.


Louisiana-Pacific WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Louisiana-Pacific'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.

Louisiana-Pacific 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 10.45 11.11 9.80 10.70 11.91

Louisiana-Pacific 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 11.90 11.90 11.91 12.16 12.49

Competitive Comparison

For the Building Products & Equipment subindustry, Louisiana-Pacific'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.

   

Louisiana-Pacific WACC % Distribution

For the Construction industry and Industrials sector, Louisiana-Pacific's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Louisiana-Pacific's WACC % falls into.



Louisiana-Pacific 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, Louisiana-Pacific's market capitalization (E) is $4412.377 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, Louisiana-Pacific's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $7.5 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $385.5 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $393 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 4412.377 / (4412.377 + 393) = 0.9182
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 393 / (4412.377 + 393) = 0.0818

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 2.78200000%. 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. Louisiana-Pacific's beta is 1.79.
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 = 2.78200000% + 1.79 * 6% = 13.522%

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, Louisiana-Pacific's interest expense (positive number) was $12 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $393 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 12 / 393 = 3.0534%.

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 21.93%.

Louisiana-Pacific'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)
=0.9182*13.522%+0.0818*3.0534%*(1 - 21.93%)
=12.61%

* 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.


Louisiana-Pacific  (NYSE:LPX) 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, Louisiana-Pacific's weighted average cost of capital is 12.61%. Louisiana-Pacific's ROIC % is 92.25% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Louisiana-Pacific 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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Louisiana-Pacific Business Description

Louisiana-Pacific logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
414 Union Street, Suite 2000, Nashville, TN, USA, 37219
Louisiana-Pacific Corp is primarily an oriented strand board producer while offering engineered wood siding and engineered wood products used in home construction. The company's segment includes Siding; OSB; EWP and South America. It generates maximum revenue from the Siding segment. The Siding segment serves diverse end markets with a broad product offering of engineered wood siding, trim, and fascia, including LP SmartSide Trim and Siding, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim and Siding, LP BuilderSeries Lap Siding, and LP Outdoor Building Solutions.
Executives
Mason Jimmy Earl officer: EVP & General Manager of OSB 414 UNION STREET SUITE 2000 NASHVILLE TN 37219-1711
Bayardo Jose A director 11700 OLD KATY ROAD SUITE 300 HOUSTON TX 77079
Everhart Robin H officer: SVP, CHRO 414 UNION STREET SUITE 2000 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Blosser Michael W officer: SVP, Manufacturing Services 414 UNION STREET SUITE 2000 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Daniel Nicole C. officer: SVP, General Counsel 414 UNION STREET NASHVILLE TN 37219
Doyle Derek Nelson officer: Principal Accounting Officer 414 UNION STREET, SUITE 2000 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Grasberger F Nicholas Iii director 350 POPLAR CHURCH ROAD CAMP HILL PA 17011
Martin Joseph Richards officer: Interim General Counsel C/O LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION 414 UNION STREET, SUITE 2000 NASHVILLE TN 37219
Macadam Stephen E. director C/O ENPRO INDUSTRIES, INC. 5605 CARNEGIE BLVD., STE. 500 CHARLOTTE NC 28209
Haughie Alan officer: EVP, CFO 860 RIDGE LAKE BLVD. MEMPHIS TN 38120
Kinney Michael Emory officer: Interim CFO 411 UNION STREET NASHVILLE TN 37219
Mann Timothy Jr officer: EVP, General Counsel 1000 ABERNATHY ROAD N.E. SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Ringbloom Jason Paul officer: EVP OSB 414 UNION STREET NASHVILLE TN 37219
Horton Ozey K Jr director 200 OLD WILSON BRIDGE ROAD COLUMBUS OH 43085
Embree Tracy A director 500 JACKSON STREET COLUMBUS IN 47201

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