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How to set the hurdle rate for capital investments

Tucker, Jon

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Dave Stauffer
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
• There exists a wide range of approaches to setting the hurdle rate for capital investments.
• It is essential that we do not set the hurdle rate too high, thereby foregoing valuable investment opportunities, or too low, thereby destroying value for shareholders.
• Whilst academics tend to advocate a series of at times complex adjustments, most CFOs settle for a relatively simple approach and allow for complexity instead in their cash flow projections.
• The most common approach is to employ a CAPM-based equity cost as an input to a WACC calculation.
• A company-wide hurdle rate is typically employed by companies, though adjustments are made for projects of atypical risk.

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Tucker, J. (2009). How to set the hurdle rate for capital investments. In D. Stauffer (Ed.), Qfinance: The Ultimate Resource, 322-324. A & C Black

Publication Date Jan 1, 2009
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 322-324
Book Title Qfinance: The Ultimate Resource
Keywords hurdle rate, capital investment, cost of capital, WACC, CAPM
Publisher URL http://QFINANCE.com
Related Public URLs http://www.qfinance.com...apital-investments?full”>“How to Set the Hurdle Rate for Capital Investments”

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