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Share Price Reactions to Sporty Performances of Soccer Clubs listed on the London Stock Exchange and the AIM

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  • Renneboog, L.D.R.
  • Vanbrabant, P.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

Abstract

This paper investigates whether or not the share prices of soccer clubs listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market are influenced by the soccer teams' weekly sporty performances. Event studies corrected for thin trading and with Baysian updating reveal that at the first day of trading after a game, positive abnormal returns almost 1% were realised expected following a soccer victory. In contrast, defeats or draws are penalised, respectively, by negative abnormal returns of 1.4% and 0.6%. Cumulatively over the week, defeats and draws trigger abnormal losses of 2.5% and 1.7%. These findings are consistent across the English and Scottish, national Cup and European competitions. Much larger abnormal returns are generated subsequent to promotion and relegation games as the Premier League and European games guarantee substantially higher (future) income in terms of television broadcasting rights and sponsoring income. Whereas victories seem to be more rewarded by share price increases for those clubs listed on the LSE in comparison to those listed on the AIM, defeats lead to larger price reductions for AIM listed clubs. In spite of the sporty performance sensitivity of listed soccer clubs and the excellent share price performance of certain clubs like Manchester United, Sunderland and Celtic, Jensen's alpha and the Sharpe ratio of an equally weighted investment in listed soccer clubs since 1996 points out that such an investment has substantially underperformed the market index.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2000-19.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:200019

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Keywords: Soccer club valuation; Event studies; Share price reactions;

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  1. Elisabete F. Sim�es Vieira, 2012. "Investor sentiment and market reaction: evidence on 2010 FIFA World Cup," International Journal of Economics and Accounting, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 3(1), pages 51-76.
  2. Palomino, F.A. & Renneboog, L.D.R. & Zhang, C., 2008. "Information Salience, Investor Sentiment, and Stock Returns: The Case of British Soccer Betting," Discussion Paper 2008-044, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center.
  3. Palomino, F.A. & Renneboog, L.D.R. & Zhang, C., 2005. "Stock Price Reactions to Short-Lived Public Information: The Case of Betting Odds," Discussion Paper 2005-016, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center.
  4. Barajas, Angel, 2004. "Modelo de valoración de clubes de fútbol basado en los factores clave de su negocio
    [Valuation model for football clubs based on the key factors of their business]
    ," MPRA Paper 13158, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Antonio Samagaio & Eduardo Couto & Jorge Caiado, 2009. "Sporting, financial and stock market performance in English football: an empirical analysis of structural relationships," CEMAPRE Working Papers 0906, Centre for Applied Mathematics and Economics (CEMAPRE), School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Technical University of Lisbon.

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