Hitchner surveys COE data sources of choice

BVWireIssue #237-1
June 8, 2022

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The Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) Navigator has been the consistent clear choice for cost of equity (COE) data by valuation analysts, according to ongoing surveys by Jim Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services). He’s been doing a number of surveys over the years, and the COE survey has been done periodically since 2019, which has shown consistent results for all of the data providers (see below).


  Mean Average Median Average
 Kroll (Duff & Phelps) Navigator88%88%
 BVR Cost of Capital Pro22%21%
 Damodaran’s data and analyses14% 14%
 Pepperdine survey data11%10%
 Other or none of the above8%7%


The results of more surveys are in the June 2022 issue of Hardball With Hitchner.


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