Archive 2017-107: Best Practices: BV Methods – Cost of Capital




Archive Webinar Package 2017-107: Best Practices: Business Valuation Methods – The Cost of Capital

**Webinar 107: Live Broadcast Date: April 26, 2017**

VPS StraightTalk Webinar Series: Business Valuation Methods – The Cost of Capital Method with Jim Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

Learn the Best Practices of the Business Valuation Methods in this VPS StraightTalk webinar series

The highlight of this session will be a new case study that shows the various ways to calculate the cost of equity capital using the new Duff & Phelps 2016 Valuation Handbook. You will learn how to determine, support, and present on the cost of equity capital. Hitchner will also go through a detailed discussion of the weighted average cost of capital.


Best Practices – Cost of Capital will cover

  • New case study — Detailed calculations of various equity return results
  • Duff & Phelps (D&P) cost of capital components and choices
  • Detailed examples of numerous applications
  • D&P CRSP
  • D&P risk premium study
  • Build-up model
  • Modified capital asset pricing model
  • Dealing with differences
  • Measurement time periods
  • Equity risk premiums (ERPs)
  • Conditional vs. unconditional ERPs
  • Adjusted vs. unadjusted ERPs
  • Historical vs. supply-side ERPs
  • Size premiums, including deciles 10, 10b, and 10z
  • Industry risk premiums
  • Specific company risk
  • Risk indicators

  • Risk-free rate — adjust or not?
  • Betas
  • Damodaran’s views on ERPs, size premiums, and company-specific risk
  • How to reconcile the results when different
  • How to defend your results

  • Easy sanity check on cost of capital

  • D&P recommended ERP

  • Selecting weights in the WACC
  • Tax rates in the WACC
  • Control vs. minority in the WACC

Learning Objectives:

Using a detailed case study (including report language), the participant will learn:

  • How to apply best practices in the cost of equity capital
  • How to apply best practices in the weighted average cost of capital
  • How to defend your calculations


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