Finance Formulas / July 18, 2018 / Cecelia Weiss
DuPont analysis is a fundamental performance measurement framework popularized by the DuPont Corporation and is also referred to as the "DuPont identity." DuPont analysis is a useful technique used to decompose the different drivers of the return on equity (ROE). Decomposition of ROE allows investors to focus their research on the distinct company performance indicators otherwise cursory evaluation.
The cost of equity can be a bit tricky to calculate as share capital carries no "explicit" cost. Unlike debt, which the company must pay in the form of predetermined interest, equity does not have a concrete price that the company must pay, but that doesn't mean no cost of equity exists.
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