## How does Warren Buffett determine discount rate?

Buffett: In order to calculate **intrinsic value**, you take those cash flows that you expect to be generated and you discount them back to their present value — in our case, at the long-term Treasury rate. And that discount rate doesn’t pay you as high a rate as it needs to.

## How is a discount rate determined?

How to calculate discount rate. There are two primary discount rate formulas – the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and adjusted present value (APV). The WACC discount formula is: **WACC = E/V x Ce + D/V x Cd x (1-T)**, and the APV discount formula is: APV = NPV + PV of the impact of financing.

## What is a reasonable discount rate?

Usually **within 6-12%**. For investors, the cost of capital is a discount rate to value a business. Don’t forget margin of safety. A high discount rate is not a margin of safety.

## What is the difference between discount rate and interest rate?

An interest rate is the rate you can expect to pay for borrowing money, or the rate of return you expect from an investment. Discount rate refers to the rate used **to determine the present value of cash**.

## How do you calculate simple discount rate?

For example, if we agree to pay a bank $9,000 in 2 years at 6% simple discount, the bank will compute the interest: I = Prt = 9000(0.06)(2) = 1080, then deduct this from the total. So we would receive 9000 − 1080 = 7920, and we would owe the bank 9000 after 2 years.

## What is a good discount rate to use for NPV?

It’s the rate of return that the investors expect or the cost of borrowing money. If shareholders expect a **12% return**, that is the discount rate the company will use to calculate NPV.

## How do you use discount rate?

To apply a discount rate, **multiply the factor by the future value of the expected cash flow**. For example, if you expect to receive $4,000 in one year and the discount rate is 95 percent, the present value of the cash flow is $3,800.