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Influencing Factors Of Valuation Multiples Of Companies


  • Ciprian Codau


The main objective of this study is to determine the factors that influence the valuation multiples used in the market approach in valuing companies. The analysis takes into account both factors related to the company and the country or stock market on which the company stocks are traded. The database for this research was represented by a total of 1,853 companies listed on various stock markets and the source of information was represented by Infinancials database. They were selected based on criteria related to the availability of information and business sectors to which they belong. Such data base includes 15 specific industry sectors, each sector is divided into two data sets according to the level of development of the countries of origin of the companies. Thus the 1,853 companies in the database were divided into companies from developed countries and companies from developing countries. The independent variables considered in this analysis are: company size (quantified by sales), the inflation rate in the country of origin of the company, country risk for the company's home country and three financial ratios considered representative by the investors in the capital market namely: EBITDA ratio, equity/assets ratio and liquidity quick ratio.

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  • Ciprian Codau, 2013. "Influencing Factors Of Valuation Multiples Of Companies," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(15), pages 1-4.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2013:i:15:p:4

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    1. Alford, Aw, 1992. "The Effect Of The Set Of Comparable Firms On The Accuracy Of The Price Earnings Valuation Method," Journal of Accounting Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 30(1), pages 94-108.
    2. Jing Liu & Doron Nissim & Jacob Thomas, 2002. "Equity Valuation Using Multiples," Journal of Accounting Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 40(1), pages 135-172, March.
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    valuation multiples; company value; factors of influence; market approach; valuation.;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates


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