Title

Are the Loan Loss and Fair Value Components of Bank Income Rationally Priced?

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

4-2013

Abstract

This paper examines if the market rationally prices the loan loss provisions, and the fair value gains and losses of US banks. We also model the discretionary components of loan loss provisions and fair value gains and losses, and test if the discretionary components are priced differently from their non-discretionary counterparts. We find little evidence that the market misprices operating cash flows, non-discretionary loan loss provisions, or fair value gains and losses (discretionary or otherwise). However we do find evidence of significant mispricing of discretionary loan loss provisions. This evidence remains significant even after controlling for the fact that loan loss provisions are correlated with bank risk.

Keywords

Accruals, Discretionary loan provisions, Fair value gains and losses, Market efficiency

Discipline

Accounting

Publication

Marie Curie ITN Final Conference on Financial Risk Management & Risk Reporting, 11-12 April 2013

Publisher

Marie Curie ITN Final Conference on Financial Risk Management & Risk Reporting, 11-12 April 2013

City or Country

University of Konstanz, Germany

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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