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Caveat WACC: Pitfalls in the Use of the Weighted Average Cost of Capital

Lobe, Sebastian (2009) Caveat WACC: Pitfalls in the Use of the Weighted Average Cost of Capital. Corporate Ownership and Control 6 (3), pp. 45-52.

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Abstract

In Discounted Cash Flow valuations, the WACC approach is very popular. Therefore, knowing which limitations the concept inherits is essential. The objective of this paper is thus twofold: First, it is clarified that a constant WACC rate must fail if the implied leverage ratio is time-varying. This seems to be the rationale for defining a nonlinear WACC (NLWACC). However, the NLWACC appears to be ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2009
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre > Lehrstuhl für Finanzdienstleistungen (Prof. Dr. Klaus Röder)
Interdisciplinary Subject Network:Immobilien- und Kapitalmärkte
Keywords:WACC, cost of capital, capital structure
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:16678
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