Seven Models for Estimating the Cost of Equity in a Global Setting: The Pros and Cons

Business Valuation Update
Business Valuation Australia
January 15, 2016


What is a good method for developing the equity component of international cost of capital using the capital asset pricing model (CAPM)? Jim Harrington, director at Duff & Phelps (U.S.) and co-author of the 2015 International Valuation Handbook – Guide to Cost of Capital, explains that you can use a number of models to estimate the cost of equity capital in a global environment, but there is no consensus among academics and practitioners as to the “best” model to use.