Optimal capital budget MCC vs WACC
Date: May 26, 2008 06:38AM
A company optimal budget is the amount of new capital required to take all projects with IRR greater than:
Cost of new debt
Cost of retained earnings
Can somebody also explain difference between WACC and MCC ann siginficance of MCC?
Date: May 26, 2008 07:54AM
WACC is the cost of capital, if you didnt use the funds to invest in a certain project you theoretically could use it to pay down your WACC.
MCC is your marginal cost of capital which is how expensive your next dollar of financing (from a debt or equity perspective) will be.
Date: May 26, 2008 11:40AM
aren't MCC and WACC the same thing?
Date: May 26, 2008 11:42AM
Yep, I also think MCC and WACC are just different names for the same thing
Date: May 26, 2008 11:53AM
Ah yes, that makes sense. Thanks!
Date: May 26, 2008 11:55AM
I hate to sound like I am picking on you here, but I have to disagree with you again. WACC is the weighted average of the marginal costs of financing for each type of financing used. I took this verbatim from my Level 2 corporate finance book. Therefore, they are the same thing.
Date: May 26, 2008 11:57AM
"MCC is the cost of the next dollar"
When we calculate WACC, we don't use historical costs. We use the cost of financing under current market conditions, which would be the cost of the next dollar. For example, the market price of floating new bonds goes into the debt component of the WACC.
I still think they both are essentially the same thing. Although, clarification would be appreciated.
Date: May 26, 2008 12:06PM
thanks for the clarification wyantjs, would much rather know when I am thinking something wrong then going into the exam with bad knowledge!