Abstract

In my paper, I extended Aggarwal, Bhagat and Rangan’s “The Impact of Fundamentals on IPO Valuation”. I examine IPO valuations over three time periods: 2002-2006, 2007-2011 and 2012-2016. In these time periods, I analyze the first day returns these firms experience along with testing the significance of four variables on their valuations: Total Assets, Previous Year’s Sales, Previous Year’s R&D Expense, and Sales-to-Assets Multiple. The results point to a shift in valuation tactics from valuing in line with investors’ expectations in the early years to undervaluing them in more recent years. Also, Sales and R&D have statistical significance for firm’s valuations over recent years while Total Assets remains constant and the Sales-to-Assets multiple does not have significance.

Thesis Completion

2017

Semester

Spring

Thesis Chair

Frye, Melissa

Co-Chair

Whyte, Ann Marie

Degree

Bachelor Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)

College

College of Business Administration

Department

Finance

Location

Orlando (Main) Campus

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Included in

Finance Commons

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