GCC WACC - H1 2018

GCC WACC - H1 2018

Subsequent to our note published in February 2018, we have updated the values of equity risk premium and cost of capital to reflect the changes in current operating environment. Calculation of risk free rates for GCC countries was previously done by computing the inflation di...

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GCC WACC – H2 2017

GCC WACC – H2 2017

Subsequent to our note published in July 2017, we have updated the values of equity risk premiums and cost of capital to reflect the changes in current operating environment. Cost of capital (under the implied ERP method) decreased for most GCC countries in comparison with H1...

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GCC WACC – H1 2017

GCC WACC – H1 2017

Subsequent to our note published in January 2017 , we have updated the values of equity risk premiums and cost of capital to reflect the changes in current operating environment. Calculation of risk free rates for GCC countries was previously done by computing the inflation ...

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GCC WACC – H2 2016

GCC WACC – H2 2016

Subsequent to our note published in July 2016, we have updated the values of equity risk premiums and cost of capital to reflect the changes in current operating environment. Credit rating of Bahrain was downgraded to BB- (S&P) and Ba2 (Moody’s) in mid-2016. The Credit Defaul...

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GCC WACC – H1 2016

GCC WACC – H1 2016

Calculation of risk free rates for GCC countries was previously done by computing the inflation differentials between the country and U.S and summing it with U.S risk free rate, as most of the GCC countries had not issued sovereign bonds earlier. However, in 2016, most of the...

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GCC WACC – H2 2015

GCC WACC – H2 2015

Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) assumes importance in corporate finance decision making. In the GCC, unlisted companies outnumber listed companies by miles and hence most of the deals involve unlisted comp anies in one way or other. Corporate finance professionals f...

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