The Relationship Between Credit Default Swap and Cost of Equity Capital
Swiss Finance Institute at the University of Lugano; Swiss Finance Institute
University of Lugano - Institute of Finance
Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper No. 10-49
We want to assess the relationship between the equity and the debt cost of capital. Using a very simple dividend discount model we compute the implied discount rate and we compare it with the corresponding premium on the corporate credit default swap using a cointegration approach. We demonstrated the existence of a cointegrating relationship between those two variables and we found weak evidence of Granger causality from CDS premium to the discount factor. Our findings are also robust to the choice of different parameter assumptions and model specification.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 57
Keywords: Asset Pricing, Cost of Capital, Implied Cost of Capital, Analysts' Forecasts, Discount Rate, Firm Valuation
JEL Classification: G12, G31, G32working papers series
Date posted: December 5, 2010
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