This course provides a comprehensive analysis on how to calculate and use a company’s cost of capital. The cost of capital is calculated for a company’s debt, preferred stock and common stock. Once the cost for each item of the capital structure is determined, the company can calculate its weighted average cost of capital (WACC). The WACC is the discount rate used to evaluate all investments made by the company.
If you would like Continuing Education Credit (e.g. CPE, CE, CPD, etc.) for this course, it is available if you take this course on the Illumeo dot com platform under course title: Calculating Your Corporate Cost of Capital: Corporate Finance Series. Illumeo is certified to provide CPE in over two dozen different professional certifications covering finance, accounting, treasury, internal audit, HR, and more. However, in order to receive CPE credit the courses must be taken on an ‘approved-by-the-governing-body’ CPE platform, and for over two dozen corporate professional certifications, that is the Illumeo platform. Go to Illumeo dot com to learn more.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in finance, accounting or related fields
- Exposure to corporate finance and the four financial statements
- Provide viewers with a basic understanding of a company’s capital structure
- Be able to calculate the cost of debt, preferred stock and common equity
- Be able to calculate the WACC
- Use of WACC in evaluating company investments