Definitions for "cost of capital"
The opportunity cost of an investment; that is, the rate of return that a company...
The rate that must be earned by the company to satisfy all the firm's providers of capital. It is based on the opportunity cost of funds. Finance By Example (Archives): Cost of Borrowing & Rating Agencies
The rate of return an enterprise has to offer to induce investors to provide it with capital. The cost of loan capital is the rate of interest that has to be paid. The cost of equity capital is the expected yield needed to induce investors to buy shares.