STOCK REPURCHASES BY REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS (REITS), STOCKHOLDER RETURNS AND UNDERPERFORMANCE, FREE CASH FLOW AND CAPITAL RESTRUCTURING MOTIVES

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R. S. Rathinasamy

DOI:10.22495/cocv5i1c1p5

Abstract

Returns accruing to the stockholders of 149 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) following the announcement of stock repurchases covering a five-year period from 1998 to 2002 are analyzed. Standard market model (Brown and Warner, 1985) was used to compute the excess returns. Results show that stockholders earn significant average abnormal returns (AARs) and cumulative average returns (CARs) following stock buy-backs. Further, evidence is uncovered providing support for various motives for REITs buyback, namely excess free cash flow, under-performance and capital restructuring motives.

Keywords: Stockholders, Stock Repurchases, Real Estate

How to cite this paper: Rathinasamy, R. S. (2007). Stock repurchases by real estate investment trusts (REITS), stockholder returns and underperformance, free cash flow and capital restructuring motives. Corporate Ownership & Control, 5(1-1), 214-218. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv5i1c1p5