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Operating Performance and Its Relationship to Market Performance of Chinese Initial Public Offerings


  • Jing Chi
  • Carol Padgett


We investigate the operating performance changes of initial public offerings (IPOs) and the relation between operating performance and both short-run underpricing and long-run market returns of IPOs. We find that listing causes a significant deterioration in profitability, sales-growth rates, and efficiency, and brings a significant increase in sales and a significant decrease in leverage. We also find underpricing has insignificant explanatory power in predicting post-issue operating performance, which suggests that the signaling hypothesis does not explain underpricing very well in Chinese IPO markets. Using a cross-sectional analysis, we find firms with higher return on assets (ROA), smaller size (lower sales), higher sales-growth rates, higher asset turnover, and higher debt-to-asset ratios enjoy higher long-run market returns.

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  • Jing Chi & Carol Padgett, 2006. "Operating Performance and Its Relationship to Market Performance of Chinese Initial Public Offerings," Chinese Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(5), pages 28-50, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:chinec:v:39:y:2006:i:5:p:28-50

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    1. Chi, Jing & McWha, Matthew & Young, Martin, 2010. "The performance and the survivorship of New Zealand IPOs," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 19(3), pages 172-180, June.
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