Surface Transportation Board June 30, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Railroad Cost-of-Capital-2004
Document Number: 05-12900
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On June 30, 2005, the Board served a decision to update its computation of the railroad industry's cost-of-capital for 2004. The composite after-tax cost-of-capital rate for 2004 is found to be 10.1%, based on a current cost-of-debt of 5.25%; a cost of common equity capital of 13.16%; and a capital structure mix comprised of 38.5% debt and 61.5% common equity. The cost-of-capital finding made in this proceeding will be used in a variety of Board proceedings.