The Long-run Performance of Initial Public Offerings: Evidence from the A-share Shanghai Stock Exchange

YU, Lijun (2006) The Long-run Performance of Initial Public Offerings: Evidence from the A-share Shanghai Stock Exchange. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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The long-run underperformance of initial public offerings (IPOs) is one of the hotspots in the IPO fields. It is essential to study the long-run performance of IPOs in China, because it benefits how to improve the efficiency of IPO market and provides insight of emerging market. It can also add to the international evidences on IPOs performance. This dissertation provides evidence to support the underperformance of IPOs in A-share Shanghai Stock Exchange, in China. The evidence is based on the data from the stock markets in Shanghai over the period from 1st January 2000 to 31st December 2002. Time-series analysis is used to test the long-run market-adjusted returns of IPOs in China. It also attempts to fill the great gap in existing studies on the explanations for the long-run stock price anomy. Regression analysis is adopted to provide reasons for explaining the long-run performance of IPOs.

This research finds that the IPOs significantly underperformed the market. The extend of this underperformance is between about -12,39% to -21.77% according to different calculating methods, indicating that may be it is not a good idea to hold IPOs in China for a long time period. The efficiency of the IPO market is also considered as low.

This study also finds that factors presenting the firm quality have significant relationship with the long-run returns of IPOs, including the net profit prior to going public, past average returns on equity, past dividend level etc. Other factors such as initial returns, offering size, underwriter's reputation, the year of issuance could also serve as the reasons for the long-run poor performance.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: IPO, China,Long-run, Initial Public, Offerings, Evidence, A-share, Shanghai
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 17:17

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