Wiggenhorn, Joan; Boudreaux, Philip A.; Payne, Bruce C.
December 2005
Journal of Accounting & Finance Research;Dec2005, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p83
Academic Journal
Firms that have experienced abnormal growth have been of interest to financial analysts, academicians, and investors for years. For the most part the emphasis has been on growth in companies without regard to the underlying economic environment, or more often analysts have been concerned with companies that experience growth or prosperity during times of economic recession. There have been thus far, no studies that sought to identify the differences in the financial variables that determine value, between firms that have experienced abnormal growth during times of economic recovery, and firms selected at random during the same period and from the same industries. Differences in the variables that establish value, such as standard quantitative measures of risk and return, are expected between the two groups of companies. As in previous studies of this nature Multiple Discriminant Analysis is used.


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