Understanding the Cost of Debt Ratio

Research in the SME sector shows that around 40-50% of companies seek debt financing at least once in their life cycle. It’s essential to understand the actual cost of Debt to make informed decisions within the business. The Cost of Debt represents the effective interest rate the business pays on its debts. Generally, the ratio […]

Understand the Market Value of Equity

The Market Value of Equity of the company, also known as Market Capitalization, is the total monetary value of the firm’s equity. We calculate it as the current stock price multiplied by the number of outstanding shares. Therefore the MVE continually changes, as these two values are quite volatile. Analysts mostly use the Market Value […]

Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) Case Study: Amazon (AMZN)

With a reach in e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence, Amazon is now one of the largest corporations in the world. Analysts often refer to it as one of the most influential economic forces in the world. Alongside Google, Microsoft, and Apple, Amazon is considered one of the Big Four tech companies. In […]

Leveraged Buyout Acquisitions

What is a Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Transaction? A Leveraged Buyout (LBO) transaction is the acquisition of an entity using significant amounts of loaned capital to meet the consideration. LBO transactions can go up to 9:1 ratio of Debt to Equity. In a Leveraged Buyout transaction, the target company’s assets become collateral for the loan. LBOs […]

Understanding the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

Introduction The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) shows a firm’s blended cost of capital across all sources, including both debt and equity. We weigh each type of financing source by its proportion of total capital and then added together. Financial analysts use WACC widely in financial modeling as the discount rate when calculating the […]

DuPont Model for Business Analysis

It was 1912, and Donaldson Brown was working as an explosives salesman for the DuPont Corporation. About that time, the company treasurer John Raskob brought him into the financial activities of the company and encouraged him to use statistics to evaluate the business performance of the various activities under the DuPont corporation. Pierre du Pont, […]