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Equity Performance of Zero-debt Firms vis-à-vis Their Leveraged Counterparts
Published in SAGE
2015
Volume: 16
   
Issue: 5
Pages: 800 - 811
Abstract
The purpose of this article is to find out whether firms that operate with debt-free balance sheet are rewarded more by the investors at large. For this, we form portfolios of debt-free firms and compare their performance with performance of matching portfolios of leveraged firms from the same industry and of similar size. Both absolute and risk-adjusted return measures are used as performance proxies. Our results show that debt-free firms tend to outperform the leveraged counterparts in terms of both absolute and risk-adjusted performance measures.
About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetGlobal Business Review
PublisherData powered by TypesetSAGE
ISSN0972-1509
Open AccessNo