WGU BGA1 (Capital Budgeting) Task 4 WACC And Essay

Cost of capital is often used in net present value analysis as the discount rate, which is the rate that other investments would return that have similar risks. Cost of capital is the total of all of the actual costs of a company’s debts and equities. These costs include such factors as interest, tax expense, and equity costs.

Cost of capital is used in the internal rate of return analysis by comparing the internal rate of return calculation to the cost of capital calculation. If the internal rate of return figure is equal to or greater than the cost of capital figure, then the investment is acceptable. If the internal rate of return figure is less than the cost of capital figure, then the investment is not acceptable, because its return will be less than what it costs to make the investment.

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