Dong, Ming and Hirshleifer, David and Teoh, Siew Hong (2012): Overvalued equity and financing decisions.
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We test whether and how equity overvaluation affects corporate financing decisions using an ex ante misvaluation measure that filters firm scale and growth prospects from market price. We find that equity issuance and total financing increase with equity overvaluation; but only among overvalued stocks; and that equity issuance is more sensitive than debt issuance to misvaluation. Consistent with managers catering to maintain overvaluation and with investment scale economy effects, the sensitivity of equity issuance and total financing to misvaluation is stronger among firms with potential growth opportunities (low book-to-market, high R&D, or small size) and high share turnover.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Overvalued equity and financing decisions|
|Keywords:||financing decisions; equity issuance; overvalued equity; behavioral finance; inefficient markets|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G14 - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M4 - Accounting and Auditing > M41 - Accounting
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
|Depositing User:||Ming Dong|
|Date Deposited:||23. Jul 2012 13:22|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 11:00|
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