The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) for a firm

| October 3, 2018

1.The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) for a firm can be calculated or found through research. Select two firms in the same industry. The industry may be that in which you currently work or it may be an industry in which you are interested. Calculate or find the WACC for the two firms. How do the WACCs compare? Are the WACCs what you would expect? What causes the differences between the two firms’ WACCs?2.what is the most difficult part of calculating WACC?3.Our second discussion topic concerns the calculation of stock values using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). We will start with a discussion of risk and work towards practical application of the model. The textbook provides a list of betas for a selection of stocks. Choose a few firms from that list and discuss whether the betas are what you would expect. Be sure to explain why or why not.4.Sprint Corporation (NYSE) is showing promising figures in terms of its rankings among the major telecommunication giants like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, with the latest release of metrics that reflect higher than expected rating regarding calls and texting reliability and performance and has received numerous other first, second standing in overall reliability, speed and data and texting network capability.Sprint Corp (NYSE:S)Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (WACC) 7.74%Here are the current Sprint Stock Ratios according to Yahoo Finance:Sprint Corporation (S) -NYSE4.42 Down 0.04(0.90%) Jun 5, 4:00PM EDTAfter Hours: 4.43 Up 0.01 (0.23%) Jun 5, 7:47PM EDTSPRINT Corporation (S)Beta: -1.35552wk Range: 3.79 – 8.96Volume: 12,789,376Market Cap: 17.53BEPS (ttm): -0.85In the past twelve month’s price to sales ratio recorded as 0.54 and price to cash ratio remained 4.48Although it has a negative beta, its recent awards, and investments and its recent teaming up with Google to provide new wireless service may boost the stock, the numbers are conflicting for Sprint, my guess is that it may make a significant turnaround in 2016 and those numbers may change more positively to reflect the company’s potential in the future.Negative Betas, while rare, signify a negative correlation. When the market goes up, we would expect the stock price to go down.Has Sprint’s performance over the last 2 years been consistent with its negative beta?

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