Damodaran updates cost of capital data

BVWireIssue #221-2
February 10, 2021

cost of capital
cost of capital, discount rate, equity risk premium, private company valuation, risk analysis, cost of equity

Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) has started his annual posting of data updates on his website that include risk-free rates, equity risk premiums, corporate default spreads, corporate tax rates, country risk premiums, and other data—all of which is free. He does a series of posts on his blog based on these new data. The first post takes a look back at 2020 and explains the background of his annual data analysis. A recent survey of valuation analysts found that 13% use Damodaran’s data for developing an estimate of cost of equity. 
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