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Capital Structure of Internet Companies: Case Study

Miglo, Anton and Liang, Shuting and Lee, Zhenting (2014): Capital Structure of Internet Companies: Case Study.

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Abstract

We analyze the financing decisions and capital structure of internet companies and relate observed findings to the common capital structure theories. Large internet companies usually have low debt and small internet companies have high debt. We find that the trade-off theory of capital structure, pecking order theory, market timing theory and other theories cannot individually explain a firm’s capital structure. However, they can compliment each other in describing some patterns of observed behavior. We also suggest a number of recommendations for capital structure theory and practice.

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