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Clear Secure WACC %

:8.83 (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-08-07), Clear Secure's weighted average cost of capital is 8.83%. Clear Secure's ROIC % is -42.12% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Clear Secure earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.

*Note: The beta of this company cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.


Clear Secure WACC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Clear Secure'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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Clear Secure Annual Data
Trend Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
WACC %
- - 7.52

Clear Secure Quarterly Data
Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
WACC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - - 7.52 7.52 8.32

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, Clear Secure'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.

   

Clear Secure WACC % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Clear Secure's WACC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Clear Secure 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, Clear Secure's market capitalization (E) is $2225.419 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 Mar. 2022, Clear Secure's latest two-year average Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $0 Mil and its latest two-year average Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $0 Mil. The total Book Value of Debt (D) is $0 Mil.
a) weight of equity = E / (E + D) = 2225.419 / (2225.419 + 0) = 1
b) weight of debt = D / (E + D) = 0 / (2225.419 + 0) = 0

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 2.82700000%. 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. Clear Secure's beta cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.
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 = 2.82700000% + 1 * 6% = 8.827%

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, Clear Secure's interest expense (positive number) was $0.349 Mil. Its total Book Value of Debt (D) is $0 Mil.
Cost of Debt = 0.349 / 0 = %.

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%.

Clear Secure'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)
=1*8.827%+0*%*(1 - 0%)
=8.83%

* 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.


Clear Secure  (NYSE:YOU) 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, Clear Secure's weighted average cost of capital is 8.83%. Clear Secure's ROIC % is -42.12% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Clear Secure earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.

*Note: The beta of this company cannot be obtained because it has a price history shorter than 3 years. It will thus be set to 1 as default to calculate WACC.


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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Clear Secure Business Description

Clear Secure logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
65 East 55th Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY, USA, 10022
Clear Secure Inc is involved in the creation of a frictionless travel experience while enhancing security. Its secure identity platform uses biometrics to automate the identity verification process through lanes in airports which helps to make the travel experience safe and easy.
Executives
Liu Dennis W. officer: Chief Accounting Officer 65 EAST 55TH STREET, 17TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
General Atlantic (alc), L.p. 10 percent owner C/O GENERAL ATLANTIC SERVICE CO., L.P. 55 EAST 52ND STREET, 33RD FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10055
General Atlantic (lux) S.a R.l. 10 percent owner 412F ROUTE D'ESCH LUXEMBOURG P7 10055
General Atlantic Partners (lux), Scsp 10 percent owner 55 EAST 52ND STREET FLOOR 33 NEW YORK NY 10055
General Atlantic Genpar (lux) Scsp 10 percent owner 412F ROUTE D'ESCH LUXEMBOURG N4 2086
General Atlantic Partners (bermuda) Eu, L.p. 10 percent owner C/O GENERAL ATLANTIC SERVICE COMPANY LP 55 EAST 52ND STREET, 33RD FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10055
Gap (bermuda) L.p. 10 percent owner C/O GENERAL ATLANTIC SERVICE COMPANY 55 EAST 52ND ST. 32ND FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10055
General Atlantic Genpar (bermuda), L.p. 10 percent owner C/O GENERAL ATLANTIC SERVICE COMPANY,LLC 55 EAST 52ND ST. 32ND FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10055
General Atlantic Partners 100, L.p. 10 percent owner C/O GENERAL ATLANTIC SERVICE COMPANY,LP 55 EAST 52ND STREET, 33RD FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10055
Perrin Walter Catesby Iii officer: EVP, Growth 65 EAST 55TH STREET, 17TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Comella Maria A. officer: Head of Public Affairs 65 EAST 55TH STREET, 17TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Cornick Kenneth L. director, 10 percent owner, officer: President & CFO 65 EAST 55TH STREET, 17TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Jouhal Chiranjiv S. officer: Chief Technology Officer 65 EAST 55TH STREET, 17TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Levine Matthew officer: GC & Chief Privacy Officer 65 EAST 55TH STREET, 17TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Patterson Richard N. Jr. officer: Chief Info Sec. Officer 65 EAST 55TH STREET, 17TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022

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