The Competing-Risk Analysis of Post-IPO De-Listings
29 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2013
Date Written: July 2013
This paper is working on one IPO panel data to estimate the predicting power of some co-variates on future status of IPO firms after going public. Specifically, our study aims to study how the possibility of the de-listing due to two major reasons, including merges, and bad performance (liquidation/bankruptcy), is affected by those co-variates. There are two main findings from our analysis. First, the results show that the inclusion of the aftermarket performance in a competing risk model helps to distinguish the impact of those co-variates on the de-listings caused by two events. Such co-variates as profitability have opposite effect on different events triggering the de-listing, mergers and bad performance. Second, our evidences indicate that time-varying co-variates may impact the de-listings in different ways. For instance, profitability appears to affect the voluntary de-listings only until last year before de-listing. In sum, our paper contributes to the prior literature by shedding light on how voluntary/forced post-IPO de-listings are determined.
Keywords: IPO de-listings, time-varying, competing-risk
JEL Classification: G10, G33, G34
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