International Cost of Capital

International Cost of Capital

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The International Cost of Capital Module provides global cost of capital data for over 175 countries, with data going back to March 2014. Country risk, a combination of political, economic and financial risks that are associated with investing in a foreign country, can vary significantly over both the short- and long-term. Failure to account for changes in country risk can lead to misleading value conclusions. The new interactive module guides users through the process of quantifying global country risk when estimating cost of capital.

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Estimating cost of capital in developed countries, where a relative abundance of market data and comparable companies exist, requires a high degree of expertise. Estimating cost of capital in less-developed countries (i.e., “emerging markets”) can present greater challenges, primarily due to lack of data and the potential indicators for increased financial, economic and political risks. The International Cost of Capital Module provides a simplified framework to mitigate the challenges of valuing a business across countries. The International Module includes three models to assess country risk, alternatives when local country inputs are not available or reliable, and advanced guidance and documentation. Outlined below is a global country risk map illustrating risk across countries, as well as summary country risk data by region from various country risk models used in the module.

Global Country Risk Map
Global Country Risk Map

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International Cost of Capital Module
Global Cost of Capital
Global Cost of Capital Data
Country Risk Premia analyzed each quarter
Charts Cost of Capital
Advanced Guidance
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Country-level Data Includes

  • Country risk premia (CRPs) for over 175 countries
  • Relative volatility (RV) factors for over 70 countries
  • Global equity risk premia and risk-free rates
  • International industry-level betas (Pro only)
  • Long-term inflation expectations
  • Full country risk premia tables by country (Pro only)


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