# How do you calculate beta using comparables?

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## How do you calculate beta using comparables?

One approach is to obtain a comparable levered beta from an industry average or from a comparable company (or companies) that best mimics the current business of the private company, unlever this beta, and then find the levered beta for the private company using the company’s target debt-to-equity ratio.

## How do you predict beta?

A security’s beta is calculated by dividing the product of the covariance of the security’s returns and the market’s returns by the variance of the market’s returns over a specified period. The beta calculation is used to help investors understand whether a stock moves in the same direction as the rest of the market.

## What is the formula for calculating beta?

Beta could be calculated by first dividing the security’s standard deviation of returns by the benchmark’s standard deviation of returns. The resulting value is multiplied by the correlation of the security’s returns and the benchmark’s returns.

## What is the difference between unlevered and levered beta?

Levered beta measures the risk of a firm with debt and equity in its capital structure to the volatility of the market. The other type of beta is known as unlevered beta. Comparing companies’ unlevered betas gives an investor clarity on the composition of risk being assumed when purchasing the stock.

## What does a beta of 0.9 mean?

The higher a fund’s beta, the more volatile it has been relative to its benchmark. A beta that is greater than 1.0 means that the fund is more volatile than the benchmark index. Conversely, a fund with a beta of 0.9 should return 9% when the market goes up 10%, but it should lose only 9% when the market drops 10%.

## When to use comparable companies to estimate the betas of?

CCA provides a reasonably accurate estimate of beta, when the comparable companies are similar in size to the private company. When the comparable companies are larger than the private companies, as will generally be the case in practice, there is a significant downward bias in the estimation.

## How is the unlevered beta of a company calculated?

To use the comparables approach, the β of comparable companies is taken from Bloomberg and the unlevered beta for each company is calculated. Levered beta includes both business risk and the risk that comes from taking on debt.

## How to calculate the equity beta of a firm?

Equity Beta (Levered beta) = Unlev Beta (1 + (1- t) (Debt/Equity Ratio)) Aswath Damodaran! 69! In a perfect world… we would estimate the beta of a ﬁrm by doing the following! Start with the beta of the business that the firm is in Adjust the business beta for the operating leverage of the firm to arrive at the unlevered beta for the firm.

## Which is a determinant of a beta score?

Determinants of Betas! Beta of Firm (Unlevered Beta) Beta of Equity (Levered Beta) Nature of product or service offered by company: Other things remaining equal, the more discretionary the product or service, the higher the beta.