Madeira, and Christopher Odinet for helpful comments on this Essay, and to the editors of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal for inviting me to contribute to this symposium on vindicating the rights of consumer debtors.
The dissertation focuses on the usefulness of operational restructurings for companies restructuring for several different reasons, namely healthy companies restructuring to improve their efficiency or financially distressed firms restructuring to avoid filing for bankruptcy. The first essay compares firms in financial distress that operationally restructure to avoid bankruptcy and financially healthy firms that restructure for improving efficiency.
The second essay focuses on the impact of restructuring on security prices and returns. For restructuring companies, the first essay hypothesizes that financially distressed firms differ from healthy firms and companies that subsequently file for bankruptcy within three years differ from other financially distressed restructured firms that are able to avoid bankruptcy following a successful restructuring.
The hypotheses in the third essay state that analysts revise their forecasts downward over the short-run and slightly upward over the long-run after learning of a restructuring announcement.
Also, the third essay predicts that analyst forecast accuracy decreases with the increasing probability of financial distress during the year of the restructuring.
The first essay provides the link between restructuring efforts by corporations and subsequent bankruptcy filing. The results of the second essay demonstrate that the magnitude of corporate restructuring charges tends to provide value relevant information to investors.
Both the restructuring and financial distress variables are highly significant and strongly support the research hypothesis that restructuring costs financial distress have positive has negative impact on prices and returns. The results of the third essay suggest that analysts revise their forecasts downward after a restructuring charge announcement.
The results also demonstrate that analyst forecast accuracy decreases with the increasing probability of financial distress and show that analysts are still optimistically biased after a restructuring charge. Ran Barniv Advisor Keywords: Relationships in the financial health of hospitals using ROE, total margin, operating margin, and Medicare outpatient operating margin and error rate for non-chemotherapy drug administration, blood transfusion, and venipuncture were reviewed.
The study also investigated relationships between average error rate and demographic variables of bed size, revenue size, geographic region, and teaching distinction. A low association was found between financial health and error rates for selected services.
Five statistically significant relationships were found, which may be an artifact of the size of the population under study.
Study results showed that hospitals with fewer beds experienced higher error rates for drug administration and transfusion services. Limited research in investigating relationships in financial health, error rate, and hospital type currently exists.
This study will provide as a reference for future studies in this area. Finance; Health Care Keywords:Essays on bankruptcy and the resolution of financial distress Essays on bankruptcy and the resolution of financial distress: Author(s): Longhofer, Stanley D.
evolved in order to eliminate inefficiencies that result when lenders "rush" to retrieve their assets from a firm in financial distress.
The final essay of this dissertation shows. Bankruptcy] (noting the importance of railroad receiverships in the evolution of bank- ruptcy, but arguing that railroads do not typify the vast majority of modern corporations in financial distress); Patrick Bolton, Toward a Statutory Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring.
There are many different ratios and techniques that can be used to analyse the capital structure of a business, and whether or not there are signs of financial distress, such as considering the debt-to-equity ratio, the current/quick ratio and gearing ratios. THREE ESSAYS ON FINANCIAL DISTRESS AND CORPORATE BANKRUPTCY BY DONGHUI CHEN, B.S., B.A., M.A.
is still found to be an efficient and effective approach to resolve financial distress. In the third essay, we study how the bankruptcy contagion and competitive effect alter peer firms’ investment policy. We find that, in general, the bankruptcy.
This paper provides a synthetic and evaluative survey of issues in corporate financial distress and bankruptcy. This area has moved into a public domain as a result of the recent global financial crisis that witnessed failures of many venerable institutions that got rescued by the government.
Calculation of Bankruptcy Probability A linear probability model you have developed finds there are two factors influencing the past bankruptcy behavior of firms: the .