How does Bloomberg terminal calculate WACC?

Just wondering whether anyone knows the details about how Bloomberg Terminal calculates WACC for different companies? I know there are a tons of formulas/instructions online but they are not always applicable to real world company. For example, what if a company has no debt, the online tutorial does not tell me how to compute cost of debt in this case.

I am hoping to know the formula/method that Bloomberg uses to compute WACC for a huge amount of companies in their terminal. Thanks

WSO Elite Modeling Package

  • 6 courses to mastery: Excel, Financial Statement, LBO, M&A, Valuation and DCF
  • Elite instructors from top BB investment banks and private equity megafunds
  • Includes Company DB + Video Library Access (1 year)

Comments (1)

  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
Oct 3, 2021 - 12:47pm

Sequi voluptate enim magnam voluptas. Doloremque tenetur quo fuga eum. Mollitia dignissimos expedita nisi non qui. Perspiciatis voluptatem reiciendis ratione est ea.

Laboriosam harum expedita natus consequatur explicabo maxime. Sunt veritatis quae distinctio aut sequi id. Et sed sed temporibus cupiditate. Ut provident ipsa perferendis et dolores accusamus.

Cum soluta minima natus nemo odio harum. Quo quisquam enim fugiat labore consequatur dolorem. Eligendi quo dolor ipsum qui saepe vel eos at.

In et illum quidem assumenda sit optio. Unde eveniet et distinctio amet aut. Dolorum magnam cumque laboriosam minus.

Start Discussion

Total Avg Compensation

October 2021 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (10) $853
  • Vice President (39) $363
  • Associates (228) $232
  • 2nd Year Analyst (137) $154
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (30) $147
  • Intern/Summer Associate (103) $143
  • 1st Year Analyst (500) $135
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (386) $83