A Dynamic Model of Firm Valuation

43 Pages Posted: 11 May 2014 Last revised: 12 Apr 2017

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Natalia Lazzati

University of California, Santa Cruz

Amilcar Armando Menichini

Naval Postgraduate School

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Date Written: February 2, 2017


We propose a dynamic version of the dividend discount model, solve it in closed-form, and assess its empirical validity. The valuation method is tractable and can be easily implemented. We find that our model produces equity value forecasts that are very close to market prices, and explains a large proportion (around 83%) of the observed variation in share prices. Moreover, we show that a simple portfolio strategy based on the difference between market and estimated values earns considerably positive returns. These returns are uncorrelated with the three risk factors in Fama and French (1993).

Keywords: Firm Valuation, Dividend Discount Model, Gordon Growth Model, Dynamic Programming

JEL Classification: G31, G32

Suggested Citation

Lazzati, Natalia and Menichini, Amilcar Armando, A Dynamic Model of Firm Valuation (February 2, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2435328 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2435328

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