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Risk disclosure and cost of equity: The Spanish case

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  • Cabedo Semper David

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    (Universidad Jaume I)

  • Tirado Beltrán José Miguel

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    (Universidad Jaume I)

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    In this paper we make an empirical study of the relationship between risk disclosure and the cost of equity. In particular, the objective being pursued is to contrast whether or not the cost of equity for the company is related to its financial and non-financial risk disclosure. Our results show no statistically significant relationship between the latter and the cost of equity; and a statistically significant relationship, with a positive sign, between this cost and financial risk disclosure. This suggests that company risk disclosures appear to introduce unknown contingencies and risk factors rather than only update information about known risks.

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    Article provided by Accounting and Management in its journal Contaduría y Administración.

    Volume (Year): 59 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 4 (octubre-diciembre)
    Pages: 105-135

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    Handle: RePEc:nax:conyad:v:59:y:2014:i:4:p:105-135
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