Corporate Cash Flow and Stock Price Exposures to Foreign Exchange Rate Risk
Söhnke M. Bartram
Warwick Business School - Department of Finance
May 1, 2007
Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 981-994, December 2007
This paper estimates the foreign exchange rate exposure of 6,917 U.S. nonfinancial firms on the basis of stock prices and corporate cash flows. The results show that several firms are significantly exposed to at least one of the foreign exchange rates Canadian Dollar, Japanese Yen and Euro, and significant exposures are more frequent at longer horizons. The percentage of firms for which stock price and earnings exposures are significantly different is relatively low, though it increases with time horizon. Overall, the impact of exchange rate risk on stock prices and cash flows is similar and determined by a related set of economic factors.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: corporate finance, risk management, exposure, foreign exchange rates, hedging
JEL Classification: G3, F4, F3
Date posted: May 10, 2007 ; Last revised: March 10, 2014
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