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information content of dividends and the interaction effects of earnings and dividend signals

Alexis Dawson

information content of dividends and the interaction effects of earnings and dividend signals

some evidence using international companies classified as "delisted".

by Alexis Dawson

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Thesis (M. Sc. (International Business)) - University of Ulster, 2003.

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managers have superior information about the firm’s future earnings and they incorporate this information in setting dividends, outsiders should believe that dividends have information content as indicators of future earnings changes.3 This construct forms basis of signaling models (Bhattacharya (), Miller and Rock. Information Content or Signaling. Signaling hypothesis says that investors regard dividend changes as signals of management’s earnings forecasts. Clientele Effect. The clientele effect is the tendency of a firm to attract the type of investor who likes its dividend policy. Free Cash Flow Hypothesis.

  The Dividend Discount Model. Dividends can affect the price of their underlying stock in a variety of ways. While the dividend history of a given . The date on which the firm mails out its declared dividends is called the: homemade dividends. The ability of shareholders to undo the dividend policy of the firm and create an alternative dividend payment policy via reinvesting dividends or selling shares of stock is called (a): information content effect.

Compare theories of dividend policy and explain implications of each for share value, given a description of a corporate dividend action. Describe types of information (signals) that dividend initiations, increases, decreases, and omissions may convey. Explain how clientele effects and agency issues may affect a company’s payout policy. ces is usually attributed to the information content hypothesis, according to which the market interprets managerial decisions to revise dividend payout levels as signals of the future earnings potential of the firm. On the theoretical level Bhattacharya (), Eades (), John and .


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Information content of dividends and the interaction effects of earnings and dividend signals by Alexis Dawson Download PDF EPUB FB2

If dividends only have information content because they are related to the persistence of past earnings changes we would expect (i) a significant positive coefficient on the interaction with past earnings, and (ii) substantial attenuation in the coefficient on the main effect of the dividend : Charles G.

Ham, Zachary R. Kaplan, Mark T. Leary. The empirical evidence indicates that information content of dividends should be examined jointly with earnings announcement.

The coeffcients of all the dummy variables are uniformly negative and. The terms “information content of dividends” and “dividend signaling” tend to be used interchangeably in the literature, which is discussed further in Sect.

As discussed below, we also consider the informational role of repurchases, widely considered to be an alternative mechanism for paying out by:   The literature has suggested that earnings and earnings forecasts provide stronger signals than dividends about future performance of a firm.

We test the information effects of simultaneous announcement of earnings and dividends in the Hong Kong market, distinguished by three interesting features (concentrated family-shareholdings, low corporate transparency, and no tax on dividends).Cited by: Download Citation | Earnings, Book Values, and Dividends in Equity Valuation: An Empirical Perspective | This paper revisits Ohlson to make a number Author: James A.

Ohlson. Earnings, cash dividends, and stock dividends are announced concurrently in China and so this allows for tests of their information usefulness and of the interactions between the three signals. Introduction. This paper examines the association between dividend payouts and earnings quality within China's institutional settings.

Consistent with the information content of dividends hypothesis, this research finds that dividend payouts are associated with more persistent earnings, higher accrual quality, and greater earnings informativeness. One of these streams is studies examining the relationship between dividend payments (DP) and earnings quality (EQ) based on the argument that dividends reveal information regarding EQ.

Chapter 17 Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Repurchases • All in all, there is clearly some information content in dividend announce-ments: Stock prices tend to fall when dividends are cut, even if they don’t always rise when dividends are increased. However, this doesn’t necessarily validate the signaling hypothesis since it is difficult to tell whether any stock price.

for future Earnings per Share (EPS), not a desire for signaling dividend theory concludes that dividend decisions are relevant and the higher the dividend paid by the company, the. Panel A of Table 1 reports earnings changes for dividend-change firms from year −1 through year 2, where year −1 is defined as the year preceding the dividend announcement (so that year 0 is the announcement year).

Dividend-increasing firms have positive earnings growth of % and % for year −1 and 0, respectively, that are both significant at the 1% level.

impact of dividend initiations on stock returns and also find that firms that initiate dividends have significant increases in their earnings for at least the year prior to, the year of, and the year following dividend initiation. Mickaely, Thaler and Womack () test both short-run and long-run effects of dividend initiations on stock returns.

Dividend policy, earnings management, and country-level agency concerns Dividends-earnings management relationship, investor protection, and transparency. Thus far, we have established corroborating evidence that dividends relate to earnings management across a broad spectrum of developed and emerging markets.

Introduction. Dividend signaling plays a prominent role in corporate finance theory, with numerous studies outlining scenarios in which managers use cash dividends to convey information about firm profitability [see, e.g., Bhattacharya, ; Miller and Rock, ; John and Williams, ; and more recent papers cited in Allen and Michaely's () survey of the dividend literature].

Dividends and share price growth are the two ways in which wealth can be provided to shareholders. There is an interaction between dividends and share price growth: if all earnings are paid out as dividends, none can be reinvested to create growth, so all profitable companies have to decide on what fraction of earnings they should pay out to investors as dividends and what fraction of earnings.

The clientele effect is the theory a company's stock price will change because of investor reaction to a tax, dividend or other policy change.

Assuming dividend relevance, coming up with a dividend policy is challenging for the firms because different investors have different views on present cash dividends and future capital gains. Importance of the content and the stability of a dividend policy are subject to much academic debate.

It is often argued, that dividend policy is used by the firm’s management as an instrument to inform other market participants about the firm’s expected future earnings. The potential information content of dividends is investigated in a signalling framework.

Dividend and market price of shares are interrelated. However, there are two schools of thought: while one school of thought opines that dividend has an impact on the value of the firm, another school argues that the amount of dividend paid has no effect on the valuation of firm.

INFORMATION CONTENT c The information content of a dividend increase generally signals that: a. the firm has a one-time surplus of cash. the firm has few, if any, net present value projects to pursue. management believes that the future earnings of the firm will be strong. the firm has more cash than it needs due to sales declines.

The information content of a dividend increase generally signals that: management believes earnings growth will be strong going forward S.L.

Moffatt, Inc. has paid a quarterly dividend of $ per share for the last ten quarters.Boards of directors may be legally restricted in their declaration of dividends if: the dividend would create a situation of insolvency.

An investor owns 5, shares, which is 1% of a corporation's outstanding stock before a stock repurchase. The investor did not sell any of his stock during share repurchase.This paper examines the market reaction to dividend initiation announcements by Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in the UK.

Using data for Official Listed (OL) and Unlisted Securities Market (USM) firms, covering the period –, the study finds a positive market reaction to such announcements.