We know that a good Return on Invested Capital is required to attract investors, but we also need our cost of capital (i.e. debt interest) to be lower than our Return on Invested Capital (what we do with investor money). The idea is to find cash for as little as possible and then invest it in projects within your company that will return as much as possible for less than the cost of capital. What is the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and how is it calculated?
Profit is used to drive growth, which is one aspect to your cash needs. But what are you going to do with the excess cash from your business? Your options include purchase assets, spend it on various expenses, hold it in an investment account, pay down debt, or give it back to the shareholders. Do you have a Return on Investment plan for your capital? Continue reading What Is Your Business Return on Invested Capital?