Cost of Capital Resource Center
Kroll is the leading global independent valuation services provider and a trusted expert on estimating cost of capital.
From valuing individual securities or capital projects to evaluating M&A, estimating cost of capital is one of the most important decisions that corporate finance professionals make. For over 20 years, our professionals have published books, created studies, provided recommendations and built tools to help businesses and valuation professionals estimate cost of capital.
Kroll Equity Risk Premium Recommendations
Kroll regularly reviews fluctuations in the global economic and financial market conditions. These reviews warrant a periodic reassessment of the equity risk premium (ERP) and the accompanying risk-free rate and key inputs used to calculate the cost of equity capital in the context of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and other models used to develop discount rates.
Cost of Capital in the Current Environment
COVID-19 has generated an unprecedented reaction in both financial markets and economies worldwide, and the resulting uncertainty highlights significant challenges in estimating the cost of capital inputs in the current environment. The infographic below tracks the impact of COVID-19 on some of the financial market and economic indicators used to support the Kroll’s Global Cost of Capital Inputs: Recommended Equity Risk Premium and accompanying Normalized Risk-Free Rate.
Cost of Capital Navigator
The Kroll Cost of Capital Navigator is an online platform that guides you through the process of estimating the cost of capital, a key component of any valuation analysis. You can subscribe to any or all four cost of capital modules, each offering three annual subscription levels–Basic, Pro and Enterprise. Additional products offered by Kroll include the annual Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation® (SBBI®) Yearbook which provides historical U.S. capital markets data.
Kroll regularly hosts events and provides insights on current topics impacting cost of capital assumptions. We aim to help clients when estimating cost of capital. Explore our expert analyses and opinions on latest trends.