Value of Debt Tax Shields in Colombia: An Empirical Study

28 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2011 Last revised: 9 Nov 2011

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Rafael Salas-Pérez

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School; Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar

Juan Gutiérrez Ruiz

Universidad de Valencia

Ignacio Velez-Pareja

Grupo Consultor CAV Capital Advisory & Valuation

Date Written: July 28, 2011

Abstract

The Spanish version of this paper can be found http://ssrn.com/abstract=1899685

This paper estimates the value of tax shields, using the discounted cash flow method for 23 major non financial firms listed in the Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (Colombian Stock Exchange) between 2001 and 2010 It shows that this value represents on average between 5.40% and 56.73% out of total firm value depending on discount rate for tax shields and calculation method. It also finds that firms’ average leverage is low relative to other countries. Using Data Panel regressions, it explores the behavior of total value of firms and found no evidence that debt creates value.

Keywords: Debt Tax Shields, Discount Rates, Firm Value, Leverage, Colombia

JEL Classification: G12, G32, M21, M41

Suggested Citation

Salas-Pérez, Rafael and Gutiérrez Ruiz, Juan and Velez-Pareja, Ignacio, Value of Debt Tax Shields in Colombia: An Empirical Study (July 28, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1919305 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1919305

Rafael Salas-Pérez

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School ( email )

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Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar ( email )

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Campus de Ternera, Parque Industrial y Tecnológico
Cartagena, Bolívar
Colombia
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Juan Gutiérrez Ruiz

Universidad de Valencia ( email )

Valencia
Spain

Ignacio Velez-Pareja (Contact Author)

Grupo Consultor CAV Capital Advisory & Valuation ( email )

Ave Miramar # 18-93 Apt 6A
Cartagena
Colombia
+573112333074 (Phone)

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