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Steelcase WACC %

:7.56% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-15), Steelcase's weighted average cost of capital is 7.56%. Steelcase's ROIC % is 2.19% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Steelcase earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Steelcase WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Steelcase'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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Steelcase Annual Data
Trend Feb13 Feb14 Feb15 Feb16 Feb17 Feb18 Feb19 Feb20 Feb21 Feb22
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 10.27 11.10 8.31 7.94 7.50

Steelcase Quarterly Data
Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22
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 7.90 7.59 7.25 7.50 7.69

Competitive Comparison

For the Business Equipment & Supplies subindustry, Steelcase'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.

   

Steelcase WACC % Distribution

For the Industrial Products industry and Industrials sector, Steelcase's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Steelcase 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, Steelcase's market capitalization (E) is $1353.702 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 May. 2022, Steelcase's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $48.9 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $669.15 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $718.05 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 1353.702 / (1353.702 + 718.05) = 0.6534
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 718.05 / (1353.702 + 718.05) = 0.3466

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 2.77900000%. 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. Steelcase's beta is 1.15.
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 = 2.77900000% + 1.15 * 6% = 9.679%

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 Feb. 2022, Steelcase's interest expense (positive number) was $25.7 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $718.05 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 25.7 / 718.05 = 3.5791%.

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 less than 0%, and it's set to 0%.

Steelcase'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)
=0.6534*9.679%+0.3466*3.5791%*(1 - 0%)
=7.56%

* 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.


Steelcase  (NYSE:SCS) 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, Steelcase's weighted average cost of capital is 7.56%. Steelcase's ROIC % is 2.19% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Steelcase earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


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.


Related Terms

Steelcase Business Description

Steelcase logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
901 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, 49508
Steelcase Inc is a furniture company primarily based in the United States and has operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Steelcase markets its products primarily through a network of independent and company-owned dealers. The company operates through the Americas segment, the EMEA segment and the Other category. The Americas segment offers architecture, furniture and technology products is marketed to corporate, government, healthcare, education and retail customers, EMEA segment provides furniture systems, storage and seating solutions.
Executives
Miller Steven Douglas officer: VP, Chief Technology Officer 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Zondervan Robin L officer: Corporate Controller and CAO 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Williams Linda K director 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Flynn Donna K officer: VP, Global Talent Management 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Schmelter Triona director 2021 SPRING ROAD SUITE 600 OAK BROOK IL 60523
Niemann Jennifer C director 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Kelsey Todd P. director 55 JEWELERS PARK DRIVE NEENAH WI 54956
Brown Timothy C. E. director 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Krestakos Robert G officer: VP, Global Operations 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Lenhardt Terrence J officer: VP, Chief Information Officer 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Moutrey Gale officer: VP, Communications 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Khorramian Hamid officer: Senior VP, Global Operations 901 - 44TH STREET, SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Schmitt Eddy F officer: Senior VP, Americas 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Alvarez Guillaume M officer: Senior VP, EMEA 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508
Ludwig James N officer: VP, Global Design & Prod Eng 901 44TH STREET SE GRAND RAPIDS MI 49508

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