Long Term Performance of Greek IPOs
European Financial Management Journal, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 117-141, 2012
22 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2007 Last revised: 5 Dec 2016
Date Written: June 1, 2009
We analyze the long-run performance of 254 Greek IPOs listed during 1994-2002, computing buy and hold abnormal returns (BHAR) and cumulative abnormal returns (CAR) over 36 months of secondary market performance. The empirical results differ from international evidence and reveal long-term outperformance that continues for a substantial interval after listing. Measuring these returns in calendar time, we find statistical significance with several of the benchmarks employed. Cross-sectional regressions of long run performance disclose several significant factors. The study suggests that although Greek IPOs overperform the market for a longer period, eventually underperformance emerges, in line with much international evidence. There are indications that the persistence of overperformance over a significant interval are due to excessive supply of issues during the “hot” IPO period.
Keywords: Initial Public Offerings, Long-term performance, Market Efficiency
JEL Classification: G14, G32, G24
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