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#207 – What Are the Disadvantages of Hurdle Rate?

Strategic Treasurer

What Are the Disadvantages of Hurdle Rate? Investments require a certain minimum rate of return to make them worthwhile. On this podcast, Craig Jeffery and Paul Galloway continue their discussion on investment returns with a specific look into Hurdle Rate. Episode 207. Listen to Episode.

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Data Update 4 for 2021: The Hurdle Rate Question!

Musings on Markets

What is a hurdle rate for a business? In this post, I will start by looking at the role that hurdle rates play in running a business, with the consequences of setting them too high or too low, and then look at the fundamentals that should cause hurdle rates to vary across companies. What is a hurdle rate?

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Data Update 4 for 2024: Danger and Opportunity - Bringing Risk into the Equation!

Musings on Markets

In particular, there are wide variations in how risk is measured, and once measured, across companies and countries, and those variations can lead to differences in expected returns and hurdle rates, central to both corporate finance and investing judgments. What's coming?

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The Hype Cycle, Expertise & Dunning Kruger

Barry Ritholtz

Where the DK/GHC really overlap is when a new product has a low hurdle rate. Michael Dell famously sold PCs out of his dorm room; in the early parts of the 20 th century, there were endless new car companies.

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Musings on Markets: Data Update 5 for 2022: The Bottom Line!

CFO News Room

In my last post, I noted the decline in costs of capital for firms over time, noting that the median cost of capital at the start of 2022 is only 6.33%, across global firms, and argued that companies that demand double-digit hurdle rates risk being shut out of investments.

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Country Risk: A July 2023 Update!

Musings on Markets

Company Hurdle Rates This post has already become much longer than I intended it to be, but I want to end by bringing these equity risk premiums down to the company level, and examining how they play out in hurdle rates, to be used in investment analysis by companies and valuation by investors.

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Data Update 5 for 2024: Profitability - The End Game for Business?

Musings on Markets

In my last three posts, I looked at the macro (equity risk premiums, default spreads, risk free rates) and micro (company risk measures) that feed into the expected returns we demand on investments, and argued that these expected returns become hurdle rates for businesses, in the form of costs of equity and capital.