Ultimate Software - WACC Analysis

Ultimate Software (Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) Analysis)



Helpful Information for Ultimate Software's Analysis

What is the WACC Formula? Analyst use the WACC Discount Rate (weighted average cost of capital) to determine Ultimate Software's investment risk. WACC Formula = Cost of Equity (CAPM) * Common Equity + (Cost of Debt) * Total Debt. The result of this calculation is an essential input for the discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis for Ultimate Software. Value Investing Importance? This method is widely used by investment professionals to determine the correct price for investments in Ultimate Software before they make value investing decisions. This WACC analysis is used in Ultimate Software's discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation and see how the WACC calculation affect's Ultimate Software's company valuation.

WACC Analysis Information

1. The WACC (discount rate) calculation for Ultimate Software uses comparable companies to produce a single WACC (discount rate). An industry average WACC (discount rate) is the most accurate for Ultimate Software over the long term. If there are any short-term differences between the industry WACC and Ultimate Software's WACC (discount rate), then Ultimate Software is more likely to revert to the industry WACC (discount rate) over the long term.

2. The WACC calculation uses the higher of Ultimate Software's WACC or the risk free rate, because no investment can have a cost of capital that is better than risk free. This situation may occur if the beta is negative and Ultimate Software uses a significant proportion of equity capital.