Predicting rating changes for banks : How accurate are accounting and stock market indicators?
Distinguin, Isabelle; Hasan, Iftekhar; Tarazi, Amine (12.04.2012)
JulkaisusarjaBank of Finland Research Discussion Papers
JulkaisijaBank of Finland
Julkaisun pysyvä osoite onhttps://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:bof-20140807539
We aim to assess how accurately accounting and stock market indicators predict rating changes for Asian banks. We conduct a stepwise process to determine the optimal set of early indicators by tracing upgrades and downgrades from rating agencies, as well as other relevant factors. Our results indicate that both accounting and market indicators are useful leading indicators but are more effective in predicting upgrades than downgrades, especially for large banks. Moreover, early indicators are only significant in predicting rating changes for banks that are more focused on traditional banking activities such as deposit and loan activities. Finally, a higher reliance of banks on subordinated debt is associated with better accuracy of early indicators. Keywords: Bank Failure, Bank Risk, Ratings, Emerging Market JEL classification: G21, G28
Published in Annals of Finance, Volume 9, Issue 3, August 2013, pp 471-500