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From valuing individual securities or capital projects to evaluating M&A, estimating the cost of capital is one of the most important decisions that corporate finance professionals make. Duff & Phelps is the leading global independent valuation services firm and a trusted expert on estimating the cost of capital. For over 20 years, our professionals have published books, created studies, provided recommendations and built tools to help businesses and valuation professionals estimate the cost of capital.

U.S. Equity Risk Premium Recommendations

Duff & Phelps 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.

Duff & Phelps Recommended U.S. Equity Risk Premium Increased from 5.0% to 6.0% Effective March 25, 2020

Duff & Phelps Recommended U.S. Equity Risk Premium Increased from 5.0% to 6.0% Effective March 25, 2020

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Cost of Capital Navigator

The Duff & Phelps 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 three cost of capital modules, each offering three annual subscription levels—Basic, Pro and Enterprise. Additional products offered by Duff & Phelps include the Valuation Handbook – International Industry Cost of Capital which provides global industry-level cost of capital estimates and statistics, and the annual Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation® (SBBI®) Yearbook which provides historical U.S. capital markets data.

Duff & Phelps regularly hosts events and provides insights on current topics impacting cost of capital assumptions and demos of new products. Our thought leaders aim to help clients when estimating cost of capital. Explore their expert analysis and opinions on latest trends.

Cost of Capital Products

U.S. Cost of Capital Module

Provides size premia, risk premia, equity risk premia, risk-free rates, betas and industry risk premia that can be used to estimate U.S. cost of capital.

U.S. Industry Benchmarking Module

Provides U.S. industry-level inputs needed to estimate cost of capital and industry-level benchmarks that can be used to augment and support custom analyses.

International Cost of Capital Module

Provides country risk premia, relative volatility factors, equity risk premia and international industry betas that can be used to estimate cost of capital globally.

2019 Valuation Handbook – International Industry Cost of Capital

It provides global industry-level cost of capital estimate and detailed industry-level statistics for sales, market capitalization and more.

Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation (SBBI®) Yearbook

This annual book has been the definitive annual resource for historical U.S. capital markets performance data for over 30 years.

Webcasts and Videos

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Coronavirus – Cost of Capital Considerations in the Current Environment

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Webcast Replay

Introducing Cost of Capital Navigator - International Cost of Capital Module

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Webcast Replay

International Cost of Capital – Quantifying Country Risk Premia

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Webcast Replay

Introducing Cost of Capital Navigator – U.S. Industry Benchmarking Module

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Webcast Replay

Enhancing Cost of Capital Estimates with Industry Benchmarks

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Insights

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Carla Nunes Participated in International Institute of Business Valuers Webinar

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James Harrington and Carla Nunes Published in CBV Institute’s Journal of Business Valuation Annual Publication

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Duff & Phelps 2020 SBBI® Yearbook

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Carla Nunes in International Institute of Business Valuers Education Committee

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Roger Grabowski Shares Takeaways From His Presentation at OIV Conference in Milan

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