The impact of leverage on stock returns in the hospitality sector: evidence from the UK

Muradoglu, Y.G. and Sivaprasad, S. 2014. The impact of leverage on stock returns in the hospitality sector: evidence from the UK. Tourism Analysis. 19 (2), pp. 161-171. doi:10.3727/108354214X13963557455603

TitleThe impact of leverage on stock returns in the hospitality sector: evidence from the UK
AuthorsMuradoglu, Y.G. and Sivaprasad, S.
Abstract

This paper examines the relation between capital structure and abnormal returns for the UK hospitality sector by using an investment strategy based on hospitality firms’ capital structure. We find that abnormal returns are higher, 0.53 percent per annum, for medium leverage hospitality firms, and it can be increased up to 0.91 percent by investing in medium leverage and low price-to-book value firms. The findings raise an important issue for the hospitality sector as the firms in this sector are continually aiming to raise external finance to fund expansion. This is a unique situation when compared to other sectors in the economy whereby investors earn higher abnormal returns when investing in low levered firms (Muradoglu and Sivaprasad, 2012a).

KeywordsLeverage; Capital Structure; Abnormal Returns; Hospitality Sector
JournalTourism Analysis
Journal citation19 (2), pp. 161-171
ISSN1083-5423
Year2014
PublisherCognizant Communication Corporation
FileMuradoglu_Sivaprasad_2014_as_published.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.3727/108354214X13963557455603
Publication dates
Published2014

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