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Western Midstream Partners LP WACC %

:16.11% (As of Today)
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As of today (2021-11-27), Western Midstream Partners LP's weighted average cost of capital is 16.11%. Western Midstream Partners LP's ROIC % is 10.47% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Western Midstream Partners LP earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Western Midstream Partners LP WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Western Midstream Partners LP'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.

Western Midstream Partners LP Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
WACC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 11.89 11.36 7.61 6.33 13.79

Western Midstream Partners LP 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 10.86 13.79 16.06 16.53 16.14

Competitive Comparison

For the Oil & Gas Midstream subindustry, Western Midstream Partners LP'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.

   

Western Midstream Partners LP WACC % Distribution

For the Oil & Gas industry and Energy sector, Western Midstream Partners LP's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Western Midstream Partners LP's WACC % falls into.



Western Midstream Partners LP 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, Western Midstream Partners LP's market capitalization (E) is $8474.098 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, Western Midstream Partners LP's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $223.3715 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $7683.6985 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $7907.07 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 8474.098 / (8474.098 + 7907.07) = 0.5173
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 7907.07 / (8474.098 + 7907.07) = 0.4827

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 1.67000000%. 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. Western Midstream Partners LP's beta is 4.20.
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 = 1.67000000% + 4.20 * 6% = 26.87%

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, Western Midstream Partners LP's interest expense (positive number) was $366.557 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $7907.07 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 366.557 / 7907.07 = 4.6358%.

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 1.395%.

Western Midstream Partners LP'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)
=0.5173*26.87%+0.4827*4.6358%*(1 - 1.395%)
=16.11%

* 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.


Western Midstream Partners LP  (NYSE:WES) 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, Western Midstream Partners LP's weighted average cost of capital is 16.11%. Western Midstream Partners LP's ROIC % is 10.47% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Western Midstream Partners LP 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.


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Western Midstream Partners LP Business Description

Western Midstream Partners LP logo
Industry
Energy » Oil & Gas NAICS : 213112 SIC : 1389
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 2800, The Woodlands, TX, USA, 77380
Western Midstream Partners LP is a US-based company which own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets. The company through its subsidiary is engaged in the business of gathering, processing, compressing, treating and transporting natural gas, condensate, NGLs and crude oil. It owns or has investments in assets located in the Rocky Mountains (Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming), the Mid-Continent (Kansas and Oklahoma), North-central Pennsylvania and Texas.
Executives
Stewart Lisa A director EL PASO CORPORATION 1001 LOUISIANA STREET HOUSTON TX 77002
Schulte David J director 233 WEST 47TH ST. KANSAS CITY MO 64112
Owen Kenneth F. director 15631 JACINTOPORT BLVD. HOUSTON TX 77015
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Western Gas Resources Inc 10 percent owner 1099 18TH STREET, SUITE 1200 DENVER CO 80202-1955
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Bourne Robert W. officer: SVP & Chief Commercial Officer 1400 16TH STREET SUITE 310 DENVER CO 80202

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