The Cost of Capital Navigator allows users to export data into their spreadsheets via the platform or by using our accompanying Cost of Capital Navigator Excel add-in. Users can also create cost of capital estimates using our guided tool, allowing either Kroll's global data or custom inputs to be incorporated into the analysis. Our solution is comprehensive, providing users with multiple alternative models and datasets as they use their professional judgment in developing their own estimates. Data or estimates downloaded into Excel are presented in a format suitable for review by auditors and other stakeholders, including data, inputs, assumptions, underlying data sources, and other clearly-documented information.
Kroll is the leading global independent valuation services firm and a trusted expert on estimating cost of capital. For over 20 years, our professionals have published books and articles, created studies, provided recommendations, produced datasets, and built tools to help businesses and valuation professionals quantify risk and arrive at cost of capital conclusions.
Quantifying risk is essential in any valuation analysis and no easy task. While the result may be subsumed into a single input in a valuation analysis, getting it wrong can make or break an investment decision or materially impact a valuation conclusion. While corporate finance theory has established some generally accepted approaches for calculating cost of capital, multiple complex models have been developed to establish the required inputs, and numerous books and articles have been published on this topic. It remains one of the most complex corporate finance concepts today.