Title: Comparison of the Ohlson and Feltham-Ohlson models for equity valuation: evidence from the British telecommunications sector

Authors: Stella N. Spilioti

Addresses: Department of Business, Athens University of Economics and Business, Administration, Patission 76, 10434 Athens, Greece

Abstract: Ohlson (1995) and Feltham and Ohlson (1995) provide a consistent framework for the valuation of accounting numbers, the latter capturing different properties of operating and financial assets. We test the empirical validity of these valuation models for the telecommunications sector of the British equity market using panel data techniques. Our empirical findings are not supportive of either model. We interpret our findings as evidence of strong competition in the British telecommunications sector eliminating the influence of abnormal earnings on share prices.

Keywords: equity valuation; clean surplus accounting; book value; abnormal earnings; operating assets; financial assets; UK telecommunications industry; United Kingdom; Ohlson model; Feltham-Ohlson model; modelling; share prices.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFSM.2012.048836

International Journal of Financial Services Management, 2012 Vol.5 No.4, pp.343 - 355

Available online: 31 Aug 2012 *

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