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Constellation Brands WACC %

:7.11% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-12), Constellation Brands's weighted average cost of capital is 7.11%. Constellation Brands's ROIC % is 9.56% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Constellation Brands 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.


Constellation Brands WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Constellation Brands'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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Constellation Brands 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 3.00 6.05 6.22 7.80 8.29

Constellation Brands 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 8.36 7.95 8.13 8.29 7.67

Competitive Comparison

For the Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries subindustry, Constellation Brands'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.

   

Constellation Brands WACC % Distribution

For the Beverages - Alcoholic industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Constellation Brands's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Constellation Brands 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, Constellation Brands's market capitalization (E) is $45973.145 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, Constellation Brands's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $553.35 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $10414.85 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $10968.2 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 45973.145 / (45973.145 + 10968.2) = 0.8074
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 10968.2 / (45973.145 + 10968.2) = 0.1926

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 2.85700000%. 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. Constellation Brands's beta is 0.94.
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 = 2.85700000% + 0.94 * 6% = 8.497%

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, Constellation Brands's interest expense (positive number) was $356.4 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $10968.2 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 356.4 / 10968.2 = 3.2494%.

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 59.89%.

Constellation Brands'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)
=0.8074*8.497%+0.1926*3.2494%*(1 - 59.89%)
=7.11%

* 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.


Constellation Brands  (NYSE:STZ) 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, Constellation Brands's weighted average cost of capital is 7.11%. Constellation Brands's ROIC % is 9.56% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Constellation Brands 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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Constellation Brands Business Description

Constellation Brands logo
Address
207 High Point Drive, Building 100, Victor, New York, NY, USA, 14564
Constellation Brands is the largest multi-category alcohol supplier in the U.S. The business is anchored by a portfolio of Mexican beer trademarks, including Corona and Modelo, for which it acquired exclusive and perpetual U.S. ownership from AB InBev. The latter had to divest these rights due to antitrust mandates as it consummated its 2013 acquisition of dominant Mexican brewer, Grupo Modelo. Constellation's wine/spirits business is in transition, and it has divested several lower-margin assets, including myriad wine brands and its Ballast Point craft beer brand. The firm imports most products after manufacturing them abroad, going to market through independent wholesalers. It owns 38.6% of Canopy Growth, a leading provider of medicinal and recreational cannabis products.
Executives
Carey Kaneenat Kristann officer: EVP & Chief HR Officer 207 HIGH POINT DRIVE BUILDING 100 VICTOR NY 14564
Richard Sands Master Trust 10 percent owner 207 HIGH POINT DRIVE BUILDING 100 VICTOR NY 14564
Res Master Llc 10 percent owner 207 HIGH POINT DRIVE BUILDING 100 VICTOR NY 14564
Robert Sands Master Trust 10 percent owner 207 HIGH POINT DRIVE BUILDING 100 VICTOR NY 14564
Rss Master Llc 10 percent owner 207 HIGH POINT DRIVE BUILDING 100 VICTOR NY 14564
Rct 2020 Investments Llc 10 percent owner 207 HIGH POINT DRIVE BUILDING 100 VICTOR NY 14564
Fink Nicholas I. director 510 LAKE COOK ROAD DEERFIELD IL 60015
Daniels Jennifer director C/O BARNES & NOBLE, INC. 122 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10011
Johnson Susan S director 303 PEACHTREE STREET, NE ATLANTA GA 30308
Hernandez Ernesto M director C/O CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. 207 HIGH POINT DRIVE, BLDG. 100 VICTOR NY 14564
Schmeling Judy director C/O HSN, INC. 1 HSN DRIVE ST.PETERSBURG FL 33729
Mccarthy Daniel J director FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS 401 MERRITT 7 NORWALK CT 06851
Newlands William A director, officer: President & CEO C/O CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. 207 HIGH POINT DR., BUILDING 100 VICTOR NY 14564
Bourdeau James O. officer: EVP & Gen. Counsel C/O CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. 207 HIGH POINT DRIVE, BLDG. 100 VICTOR NY 14564
Sabia James A. Jr. officer: EVP & Chief Marketing Officer C/O CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. 207 HIGH POINT DRIVE, BLDG. 100 VICTOR NY 14564

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