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Risk sensitivity indicator as correction factor for cost of capital rate

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Cost of capital rate is a result of risk included in cost of debt rates and cost of equity rates. Generally to estimate cost of capital rates with use of CAPM conception, is used information about general risk indicator, known as beta coefficient and relations between debt and equity rates. Such approach in unmodified version, falsely gives the similar results for enterprises from the same sector and with similar levels of debt to equity relations. In paper is presented risk sensitivity indicator conception which allows to differentiate cost of capital rate between more risk sensitive businesses and less sensitive businesses.

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  • Michalski, Grzegorz, 2012. "Risk sensitivity indicator as correction factor for cost of capital rate," MPRA Paper 43399, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 02 Sep 2012.
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    Keywords

    risk sensitivity; cost of capital; enterprise value; sensitivity indicator;

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    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • 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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