Fundamentals-Based Risk Measurement in Valuation

The Accounting Review, Forthcoming

45 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2006 Last revised: 26 Mar 2019

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Alexander Nekrasov

University of Illinois at Chicago

Pervin K. Shroff

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management

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Date Written: January 1, 2007

Abstract

We propose a methodology to incorporate risk measures based on economic fundamentals directly in the valuation model. Fundamentals-based risk adjustment in the residual income valuation model is captured by the covariance of excess ROE with market-wide factors. We simplify the covariance risk adjustment such that it can be easily implemented in a practical valuation setting. We demonstrate a method of estimating covariance risk out of sample based on the accounting beta and betas of size and book-to-market factors in earnings. Our empirical analysis shows that value estimates based on fundamental risk adjustment produce significantly smaller deviations from price compared to value estimates based on standard risk adjustment procedures using the CAPM or the Fama-French three-factor model. Further, we find that our single-factor risk measure, based on the accounting beta alone, captures aspects of risk that are indicated by the book-to-market factor and largely explains the "mispricing" of value and growth stocks. The paper highlights the usefulness of accounting numbers in pricing risk beyond their role as trackers of returns-based measures of risk. Accounting risk measures are based on firm fundamentals that indicate the source of risk and hence the use of these measures directly in valuation is appealing.

Keywords: Accounting beta, covariance risk, residual income valuation, book-to-market, return on equity

JEL Classification: G12, M41

Suggested Citation

Nekrasov, Alexander and Shroff, Pervin K., Fundamentals-Based Risk Measurement in Valuation (January 1, 2007). The Accounting Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=913067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.913067

Alexander Nekrasov

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