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Cost of Capital Resource Center

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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

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Annual Case Summaries: Key Delaware Business Valuation Decisions

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Big Oil’s Response to the Current Market Environment: Capex Cut Tracker Update

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Duff & Phelps Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on Investment Valuations

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M&A Advisory

Global Software Sector Update - Spring 2020

M&A Advisory
M&A Advisory

China Transactions Insights - Spring 2020

M&A Advisory

Insights

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Annual Case Summaries: Key Delaware Business Valuation Decisions

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Valuation

Big Oil’s Response to the Current Market Environment: Capex Cut Tracker Update

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Valuation

Duff & Phelps Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on Investment Valuations

Valuation
M&A Advisory

Global Software Sector Update - Spring 2020

M&A Advisory

Insights

Valuation

Duff & Phelps 2020 SBBI® Yearbook

Valuation
Cost of Capital

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

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Annual Case Summaries: Key Delaware Business Valuation Decisions

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Valuation

Big Oil’s Response to the Current Market Environment: Capex Cut Tracker Update

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