Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-1:40pm; ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

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Featuring  (click image for bio)

Dr. Michael A. Crain
Florida Atlantic University
Ronald L. Seigneur
Seigneur Gustafson LLP

About This Program

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.


  • Cost of capital fundamentals
  • Why simpler is often better
  • Why professional judgment still matters
  • Data sources and computations
    • US Federal Reserve Treasury bond yields
    • CRSP historical ERPs and size premiums
    • Damodaran historical and implied ERPs
    • User-custom values
    • S&P 500 sizes premiums vs. beta-adjusted size premiums
    • Using arithmetic means vs. geometric means
  • Cost of Capital Professional Demo
    • Accessing the platform
    • Setting up a new project
    • Data choices
    • Compute cost of equity
    • Compute weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
    • Saving and exporting work product
  • Where do we go from here?
    • Where to learn more
    • How to request a demo
    • How to subscribe

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the illusion of precision from complicated mathematics
  • Identify how to retrieve cost of capital inputs relevant to the practitioner’s subject company
  • Explain how the Cost of Capital Professional can help valuation practitioners be more effective

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Admission to this program includes one CPE certificate for one individual. Any additional listeners requesting CPE must pay a processing fee assessed at the completion of the online CE survey for this course.

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CPE Information

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Recommended CPE: 2 Credit Hours (Accounting Technical)

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