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Medtronic WACC %

:5.93% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-09-27), Medtronic's weighted average cost of capital is 5.93%. Medtronic's ROIC % is 7.49% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Medtronic 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.


Medtronic WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Medtronic'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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Medtronic Annual Data
Trend Apr13 Apr14 Apr15 Apr16 Apr17 Apr18 Apr19 Apr20 Apr21 Apr22
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.66 4.29 4.28 4.66 5.24

Medtronic Quarterly Data
Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22 Jul22
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 4.56 4.15 4.33 5.24 5.90

Competitive Comparison

For the Medical Devices subindustry, Medtronic'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.

   

Medtronic WACC % Distribution

For the Medical Devices & Instruments industry and Healthcare sector, Medtronic's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Medtronic 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, Medtronic's market capitalization (E) is $107515.210 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 Jul. 2022, Medtronic's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $1876.5 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $23375 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $25251.5 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 107515.210 / (107515.210 + 25251.5) = 0.8098
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 25251.5 / (107515.210 + 25251.5) = 0.1902

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 1.74380000%. 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. Medtronic'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 = 1.74380000% + 0.85 * 6% = 6.8438%

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 Apr. 2022, Medtronic's interest expense (positive number) was $553 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $25251.5 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 553 / 25251.5 = 2.19%.

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 7.535%.

Medtronic'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)
=0.8098*6.8438%+0.1902*2.19%*(1 - 7.535%)
=5.93%

* 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.


Medtronic  (NYSE:MDT) 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, Medtronic's weighted average cost of capital is 5.93%. Medtronic's ROIC % is 7.49% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Medtronic 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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Medtronic Business Description

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Lower Hatch Street, 20 On Hatch, Dublin, IRL, 2
One of the largest medical device companies, Medtronic develops and manufactures therapeutic medical devices for chronic diseases. Its portfolio includes pacemakers, defibrillators, heart valves, stents, insulin pumps, spinal fixation devices, neurovascular products, advanced energy, and surgical tools. The company markets its products to healthcare institutions and physicians in the United States and overseas. Foreign sales account for almost 50% of the company's total sales.
Executives
Fong Ivan K officer: EVP GENERAL COUNSEL & SECR 3M CENTER ST. PAUL MN 55144-1000
Kirk Jennifer M officer: Chief Accounting Officer 5 GREENWAY PLAZA SUITE 110 HOUSTON TX 77046
Lofton Kevin E director GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. 333 LAKESIDE DRIVE FOSTER CITY CA 94404
Wall Brett A. officer: EVP & Group Pres Restora Thera 710 MEDTRONIC PARKWAY LC300 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55432
Salmon Sean officer: EVP & Group President Diabetes MEDTRONIC PLC, 710 MEDTRONIC PARKWAY LC300 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55432
Goldsmith Andrea Jo director 1220 AUGUSTA DRIVE SUITE 600 HOUSTON TX 77057
Liddicoat John R officer: EVP & President of Americas MEDTRONIC PLC 710 MEDTRONIC PKWY, MS LC300 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55432
White Robert John officer: EVP & President MITG MEDTRONIC PLC 710 MEDTRONIC PKWY MS LC300 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55432
Parkhill Karen L officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer 1717 MAIN STREET, MC 6402 DALLAS TX 75201
Reddy Preetha director APOLLO HOSPITALS 21 GREAMS LN, OFF GREAMS RD CHENNAI K7 600006
Ellis Gary Lee officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer THE TORO COMPANY 8111 LYNDALE AVENUE SOUTH BLOOMINGTON MN 55420
Hanson Bryan C officer: EVP AND PRESIDENT, COVIDIEN ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS 345 E. MAIN STREET WARSAW IN 46580
Hakami Hooman officer: EVP & Group President Diabetes 710 MEDTRONIC PKWY MSLC300 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55432
Oconnell Christopher J officer: See Remarks MEDTRONIC, INC. 710 MEDTRONIC PKWY MINNEAPOLIS MN 55432
Lenehan James T director C/O MEDTRONIC INC 710 MEDTRONIC PKWY MS LC300 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55432

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