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The Impact of FX Exposure on the Firm's Stock Market Return

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  • Mariia Bondarenko
  • Karel Brůna

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It is generally acknowledged that one of the risks faced by any company is FX risk, especially when the business operates internationally. For individual companies, exposure to FX risk results in different financial implications, stressing such parameters as the industry affiliation and the company's size with respect to the level of FX risk exposure. In this paper we analyse how FX exposure of companies of different size and operating in industrial and service sectors affects their stock market returns. Using the panel regression with macroeconomic and companies' specific factors for 208 European companies analysed over the period 2012-2018, we show that the link between changes in the exchange rate and the stock return is statistically significant and that medium-size companies as well as firms operating in the service sector of economy are more exposed to this impact.

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  • Mariia Bondarenko & Karel Brůna, 2021. "The Impact of FX Exposure on the Firm's Stock Market Return," European Financial and Accounting Journal, Prague University of Economics and Business, vol. 2021(1), pages 45-70.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlefa:v:2021:y:2021:i:1:id:248:p:45-70
    DOI: 10.18267/j.efaj.248
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    Keywords

    Stock return; Stock price; Exchange rate; FX exposure; FX risk;
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    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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