The Duff & Phelps 2018 Valuation Handbook – U.S. Industry Cost of Capital provides over 300 critical data points (depending on data availability) for approximately 170 U.S. industries that can be used to benchmark, augment, and support the Analyst's own custom analysis of the industry in which a subject business, business ownership interest, security, or intangible asset resides. Industries are organized by their Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code.

The industry-level data and information in this book includes:

  • Cost of Equity Capital
  • Cost of Debt Capital
  • Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Sales
  • Market Capitalization
  • Capital Structure
  • Various Levered and Unlevered Beta Estimates (ordinary-least squares (OLS) betas, sum betas, peer group betas, downside betas, etc.)
  • Valuation Multiples
  • Financial and Profitability Ratios
  • Equity Returns
  • Aggregate Forward-Looking Earnings-Per Share (EPS) Growth Rates

The Valuation Handbook – U.S. Industry Cost of Capital has been published since 2014, and is updated annually with data through March 31 of the current year (e.g., the 2018 Valuation Handbook – U.S. Industry Cost of Capital contains data through March 31, 2018). This book also includes three intra-year quarterly updates (June, September, and December).

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Note: The Valuation Handbook – U.S. Industry Cost of Capital will be printed and distributed as a physical book in 2019, but the information and data from this book will be added to the Cost of Capital Navigator later in 2019 and 2020. After the transition, information and valuation data from this book is scheduled to be available exclusively in the online Cost of Capital Navigator platform, the online tool that helps professionals calculate cost of capital. To learn more about the Cost of Capital Navigator, visit:

Valuation Handbook 2018 - U.S. Industry Cost of Capital

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