Cost of Capital Professional: Gain the Edge With New Enhancements

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March 6, 2019
Dr. Michael A. Crain, CPA/ABV, CFA, CFE
Ronald L. Seigneur, MBA, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, CGMA
cost of capital


The newest resource for developing cost of capital estimates is now even better. Since January, users have been able to use beta-adjusted size premiums, select arithmetic or geometric averages, compute weighted average cost of capital (WACC), and more. With the new enhancements, the Cost of Capital Professional has maintained its principles of simplicity, transparency, and flexibility in a world where the inputs to cost of capital have become so complex that the risk of making errors has increased greatly. This resource from BVR integrates data from multiple sources, including University of Chicago’s Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) data, Professor Aswath Damodaran’s data resources, and the U.S. Federal Reserve on Treasury bond yields. The philosophy behind the resource is to provide valuation practitioners with an independent, economical, and transparent platform that empowers users to make professional judgments, while avoiding the illusion of precision from overcomplicated mathematics. Join the author of the cost of capital platform, Dr. Michael Crain, CPA/ABV, CFA, a practitioner for over 30 years before joining Florida Atlantic University, and Ron Seigneur, CPA/ABV, ASA CVA, co-chair of the advisory board, for a conceptual overview and practical demo.
Cost of Capital Professional: Gain the Edge with New Enhancements
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