Estimating the cost of capital is critical when assessing the long-run expected return on investments. From valuing individual securities or capital projects to evaluating mergers or acquisitions, estimating the cost of capital is one of the most important decisions that corporate finance professionals make. The information on this page is intended to provide the most up-to-date thought leadership in estimating the cost of capital. Since 2014 Duff & Phelps has published its Valuation Handbook series of books, launched with the Valuation Handbook - U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital.
In February of 2018 we will be launching a new digital tool, the Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator, that will provide all the data that was previously available in the Valuation Handbook-U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital. The Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator is an interactive, web-based tool that can assist you in better analyzing cost of capital.