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Tutkielman numero: 13451
The association of IPO underpricing with fundamental risk - Empirical evidence from an international sample of high-tech IPOs during 1990-2011
Tekijä: Valsta, Jussi
Otsikko: The association of IPO underpricing with fundamental risk - Empirical evidence from an international sample of high-tech IPOs during 1990-2011
Vuosi: 2013  Kieli: eng
Laitos: Laskentatoimen laitos
Aine: Laskentatoimi
Asiasanat: laskentatoimi; accounting; hinnoittelu; pricing; riski; risk; listautuminen; listed companies; toimialat; business branches; teknologia; technology
Sivumäärä: 85
Avainsanat: Fundamental risk; IPO underpricing; High-tech company
Tiivistelmä:
This study examines the association of high-tech company IPO underpricing with fundamental risk. The objective of the study is to analyze academic literature on high-tech company valuation, IPO underpricing and why these specific valuation environments are considered as uncertain. Moreover, the study discusses about the fundamental value of company and most importantly, fundamental risk and its implications on high-tech company valuation and IPO underpricing. The primary objective of the study is by using statistical analyses to study whether IPO underpricing is associated with fundamental risk in high-tech context.

The study is quantitative in nature and the research question is being analyzed both with OLS regression and logistic regression models. The sample of the study covers high-tech company IPOs during 1990-2011 specified by SIC and NAICS industry codes. The analysis studies whether IPO underpricing is associated with fundamental risk and moreover, whether fundamental risk is associated differently with different levels of underpricing.

The results indicate that IPO underpricing is not primarily the cause of fundamental risk. However, analyzing the independent variables more in-depth interesting relations are found that support the findings of prior literature on the association of fundamental risk and IPO underpricing. Moreover, the results from logistic regression give more insight about the relation between different levels of underpricing and fundamental risk.
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