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Chapter 08

  1. 1. CHAPTER 8 Risk and Rates of Return    Stand-alone risk Portfolio risk Risk & return: CAPM / SML 8-1
  2. 2. Capital Formation Process Securities (Stocks or Bonds) Business Savers $ Direct Transfers 8-2
  3. 3. Capital Formation Process Securities Securities Investment Banks Business $ Savers $ Indirect Transfers through Investment Bankers 8-3
  4. 4. Capital Formation Process Business’s Intermediary’s Securities Securities Business Financial Savers Intermediary $ $ Indirect Transfers through Financial Intermediaries 8-4
  5. 5. Investment returns Dollar Return = Amount Received – Amount Invested The rate of return on an investment can be calculated as follows: (Amount received – Amount invested) Return = ________________________ Amount invested For example, if $1,000 is invested and $1,100 is returned after one year, the rate of return for this investment is: 8-5
  6. 6. What is investment risk? Investment risk is related to the probability of earning a low or negative actual return. The greater the chance of lower than expected or negative returns, the riskier the investment. 8-6
  7. 7. Risk Tolerance Expected Value  Risk Lover  Risk Neutral  Risk Averse 8-7
  8. 8. Investment Facts   No Pain No Gain Risk Averse Investors Demand Higher Expected Rates 8-8
  9. 9. Selected Realized Returns, 1926 – 2004 Small-company stocks Large-company stocks L-T corporate bonds L-T government bonds U.S. Treasury bills Average Standard Return Deviation 17.5% 33.1% 12.4 20.3 6.2 8.6 5.8 9.3 3.8 3.1 Source: Based on Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation: (Valuation Edition) 2005 Yearbook (Chicago: Ibbotson Associates, 2005), p28. 8-9
  10. 10. Probability distributions   A listing of all possible outcomes, and the probability of each occurrence. Can be shown graphically. Firm X Firm Y -70 0 15 Expected Rate of Return 100 Rate of Return (%) 8-10
  11. 11. Investment alternatives Economy Prob. T-Bill HT Coll USR MP Recession 0.1 5.5% -27.0% 27.0% 6.0% -17.0% Below avg 0.2 5.5% -7.0% 13.0% -14.0% -3.0% Average 0.4 5.5% 15.0% 0.0% 3.0% 10.0% Above avg Boom 0.2 5.5% 30.0% -11.0% 41.0% 25.0% 0.1 5.5% 45.0% -21.0% 26.0% 38.0% 8-11
  12. 12. Why is the T-bill return independent of the economy? Do T-bills promise a completely risk-free return?    T-bills will return the promised 5.5%, regardless of the economy. No, T-bills do not provide a completely risk-free return, as they are still exposed to inflation. Although, very little unexpected inflation is likely to occur over such a short period of time. T-bills are risk-free in the default sense of the word. 8-12
  13. 13. How do the returns of HT and Coll. behave in relation to the market?   HT – Moves with the economy, and has a positive correlation. This is typical. Coll. – Is countercyclical with the economy, and has a negative correlation. This is unusual. 8-13
  14. 14. Calculating the expected return ^ r = expected rate of return ^ N r = ∑ ri P i i =1 ^ r HT = (-27%) (0.1) + (-7%) (0.2) + (15%) (0.4) + (30%) (0.2) + (45%) (0.1) = 12.4% 8-14
  15. 15. Summary of expected returns HT Market USR T-bill Coll. Expected return 12.4% 10.5% 9.8% 5.5% 1.0% HT has the highest expected return, and appears to be the best investment alternative, but is it really? Have we failed to account for risk? 8-15
  16. 16. Calculating standard deviation σ = Standard deviation σ = Variance = σ2 σ = N ∑ i =1 (ri − ˆ) 2 Pi r 8-16
  17. 17. Standard deviation for each investment σ= N ∑ i =1 ^ (ri − r ) 2 P i 2 σ T − bills 2 (5.5 - 5.5) (0.1) + (5.5 - 5.5) (0.2)  = + (5.5 - 5.5) 2 (0.4) + (5.5 - 5.5) 2 (0.2)  + (5.5 - 5.5) 2 (0.1)  σ T − bills = 0.0% σ HT = 20.0% σ Coll = 13.2% σ USR = 18.8% σ M = 15.2%      1 2 8-17
  18. 18. Comparing standard deviations Prob. T - bill USR HT 0 5.5 9.8 12.4 Rate of Return (%) 8-18
  19. 19. Comments on standard deviation as a measure of risk    Standard deviation (σi) measures total, or stand-alone, risk. The larger σi is, the lower the probability that actual returns will be closer to expected returns. Larger σi is associated with a wider probability distribution of returns. 8-19
  20. 20. Comparing risk and return Security Risk, σ T-bills HT Expected ^ return, r 5.5% 12.4% Coll* USR* Market 1.0% 9.8% 10.5% 13.2% 18.8% 15.2% 0.0% 20.0% * Seem out of place. 8-20
  21. 21. Coefficient of Variation (CV) A standardized measure of dispersion about the expected value, that shows the risk per unit of return. Standard deviation σ CV = = ˆ Expected return r 8-21
  22. 22. Risk rankings, by coefficient of variation T-bill HT Coll. USR Market   CV 0.0 1.6 13.2 1.9 1.4 Collections has the highest degree of risk per unit of return. HT, despite having the highest standard deviation of returns, has a relatively average CV. 8-22
  23. 23. Illustrating the CV as a measure of relative risk Prob. A B 0 Rate of Return (%) σA = σB , but A is riskier because of a larger probability of losses. In other words, the same amount of risk (as measured by σ) for smaller returns. 8-23
  24. 24. Investor attitude towards risk   Risk aversion – assumes investors dislike risk and require higher rates of return to encourage them to hold riskier securities. Risk premium – the difference between the return on a risky asset and a riskless asset, which serves as compensation for investors to hold riskier securities. 8-24
  25. 25. Portfolio construction: Risk and return    Assume a two-stock portfolio is created with $50,000 invested in both HT and Collections. A portfolio’s expected return is a weighted average of the returns of the portfolio’s component assets. Standard deviation is a little more tricky and requires that a new probability distribution for the portfolio returns be devised. 8-25
  26. 26. Calculating portfolio expected return ^ r p is a weighted average : ^ N ^ r p = ∑ wi r i i =1 ^ r p = 0.5 (12.4%) + 0.5 (1.0%) = 6.7% 8-26
  27. 27. An alternative method for determining portfolio expected return Economy Prob. HT Coll Port. Recession 0.1 -27.0% 27.0% 0.0% Below avg 0.2 -7.0% 13.0% 3.0% Average 0.4 15.0% 0.0% 7.5% Above avg 0.2 30.0% -11.0% 9.5% Boom 0.1 45.0% -21.0% 12.0% ^ r p = 0.10 (0.0%) + 0.20 (3.0%) + 0.40 (7.5%) + 0.20 (9.5%) + 0.10 (12.0%) = 6.7% 8-27
  28. 28. Calculating portfolio standard deviation and CV 2  0.10 (0.0 - 6.7)   2  + 0.20 (3.0 - 6.7)  σ p = + 0.40 (7.5 - 6.7) 2    + 0.20 (9.5 - 6.7) 2    2 + 0.10 (12.0 - 6.7)    1 2 = 3.4% 3.4% CV = = 0.51 p 6.7% 8-28
  29. 29. Comments on portfolio risk measures     σp = 3.4% is much lower than the σi of either stock (σHT = 20.0%; σColl. = 13.2%). σp = 3.4% is lower than the weighted average of HT and Coll.’s σ (16.6%). Therefore, the portfolio provides the average return of component stocks, but lower than the average risk. Why? Negative correlation between stocks. 8-29
  30. 30. General comments about risk    σ ≈ 35% for an average stock. Most stocks are positively (though not perfectly) correlated with the market (i.e., ρ between 0 and 1). Combining stocks in a portfolio generally lowers risk. 8-30
  31. 31. Returns distribution for two perfectly negatively correlated stocks (ρ = -1.0) Stock W Stock M Portfolio WM 25 25 25 15 15 15 0 0 0 -10 -10 -10 8-31
  32. 32. Returns distribution for two perfectly positively correlated stocks (ρ = 1.0) Stock M’ Stock M Portfolio MM’ 25 25 25 15 15 15 0 0 0 -10 -10 -10 8-32
  33. 33. Creating a portfolio: Beginning with one stock and adding randomly selected stocks to portfolio    σp decreases as stocks added, because they would not be perfectly correlated with the existing portfolio. Expected return of the portfolio would remain relatively constant. Eventually the diversification benefits of adding more stocks dissipates (after about 10 stocks), and for large stock portfolios, σp tends to converge to ≈ 20%. 8-33
  34. 34. Illustrating diversification effects of a stock portfolio σ p (%) 35 Diversifiable Risk Stand-Alone Risk, σ p 20 Market Risk 0 10 20 30 40 2,000+ # Stocks in Portfolio 8-34
  35. 35. Breaking down sources of risk Stand-alone risk = Market risk + Diversifiable risk   Market risk – portion of a security’s stand-alone risk that cannot be eliminated through diversification. Measured by beta. Diversifiable risk – portion of a security’s standalone risk that can be eliminated through proper diversification. 8-35
  36. 36. Failure to diversify  If an investor chooses to hold a one-stock portfolio (doesn’t diversify), would the investor be compensated for the extra risk they bear?  NO!  Stand-alone risk is not important to a welldiversified investor.  Rational, risk-averse investors are concerned with σp, which is based upon market risk.  There can be only one price (the market return) for a given security.  No compensation should be earned for holding unnecessary, diversifiable risk. 8-36
  37. 37. Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)  Model linking risk and required returns. CAPM suggests that there is a Security Market Line (SML) that states that a stock’s required return equals the risk-free return plus a risk premium that reflects the stock’s risk after diversification. ri = rRF + (rM – rRF) bi  Primary conclusion: The relevant riskiness of a stock is its contribution to the riskiness of a welldiversified portfolio. 8-37
  38. 38. Beta   Measures a stock’s market risk, and shows a stock’s volatility relative to the market. Indicates how risky a stock is if the stock is held in a well-diversified portfolio. 8-38
  39. 39. Comments on beta     If beta = 1.0, the security is just as risky as the average stock. If beta > 1.0, the security is riskier than average. If beta < 1.0, the security is less risky than average. Most stocks have betas in the range of 0.5 to 1.5. 8-39
  40. 40. Can the beta of a security be negative?    Yes, if the correlation between Stock i and the market is negative (i.e., ρi,m < 0). If the correlation is negative, the regression line would slope downward, and the beta would be negative. However, a negative beta is highly unlikely. 8-40
  41. 41. Calculating betas    Well-diversified investors are primarily concerned with how a stock is expected to move relative to the market in the future. Without a crystal ball to predict the future, analysts are forced to rely on historical data. A typical approach to estimate beta is to run a regression of the security’s past returns against the past returns of the market. The slope of the regression line is defined as the beta coefficient for the security. 8-41
  42. 42. Illustrating the calculation of beta _ ri 20 . 15 . Year 1 2 3 10 rM 15% -5 12 ri 18% -10 16 5 -5 . 0 -5 -10 5 10 15 20 _ rM Regression line: ^ = -2.59 + 1.44 r^ ri M 8-42
  43. 43. Beta coefficients for HT, Coll, and T-Bills 40 _ ri HT: b = 1.30 20 T-bills: b = 0 -20 0 -20 20 _ kM 40 Coll: b = -0.87 8-43
  44. 44. Comparing expected returns and beta coefficients Security HT Market USR T-Bills Coll. Expected Return 12.4% 10.5 9.8 5.5 1.0 1.32 1.00 0.88 0.00 -0.87 Beta Riskier securities have higher returns, so the rank order is OK. 8-44
  45. 45. The Security Market Line (SML): Calculating required rates of return SML: ri = rRF + (rM – rRF) bi ri = rRF + (RPM) bi  Assume the yield curve is flat and that rRF = 5.5% and RPM = 5.0%. 8-45
  46. 46. What is the market risk premium?    Additional return over the risk-free rate needed to compensate investors for assuming an average amount of risk. Its size depends on the perceived risk of the stock market and investors’ degree of risk aversion. Varies from year to year, but most estimates suggest that it ranges between 4% and 8% per year. 8-46
  47. 47. Calculating required rates of return rHT = 5.5% + (5.0%)(1.32)  rM = 5.5% + 6.6% = 12.10% = 5.5% + (5.0%)(1.00) = 10.50%  rUSR = 5.5% + (5.0%)(0.88) = 9.90%  rT-bill = 5.5% + (5.0%)(0.00) = 5.50%  rColl = 5.5% + (5.0%)(-0.87) = 1.15%  8-47
  48. 48. Expected vs. Required returns ^ r HT Market USR T - bills Coll. r 12.4% 12.1% 10.5 9.8 5.5 1.0 10.5 9.9 5.5 1.2 ^ Undervalued ( r > r) ^ Fairly valued ( r = r) ^ Overvalued ( r < r) ^ Fairly valued ( r = r) ^ Overvalued ( r < r) 8-48
  49. 49. Illustrating the Security Market Line SML: ri = 5.5% + (5.0%) bi ri (%) SML . . . HT rM = 10.5 rRF = 5.5 -1 . Coll. . T-bills 0 USR 1 2 Risk, bi 8-49
  50. 50. An example: Equally-weighted two-stock portfolio   Create a portfolio with 50% invested in HT and 50% invested in Collections. The beta of a portfolio is the weighted average of each of the stock’s betas. bP = wHT bHT + wColl bColl bP = 0.5 (1.32) + 0.5 (-0.87) bP = 0.225 8-50
  51. 51. Calculating portfolio required returns   The required return of a portfolio is the weighted average of each of the stock’s required returns. rP = wHT rHT + wColl rColl rP = 0.5 (12.10%) + 0.5 (1.15%) rP = 6.63% Or, using the portfolio’s beta, CAPM can be used to solve for expected return. rP = rRF + (RPM) bP rP = 5.5% + (5.0%) (0.225) 8-51
  52. 52. Factors that change the SML  What if investors raise inflation expectations by 3%, what would happen to the SML? ri (%) ∆ I = 3% 13.5 10.5 SML2 SML1 8.5 5.5 Risk, bi 0 0.5 1.0 1.5 8-52
  53. 53. Factors that change the SML  What if investors’ risk aversion increased, causing the market risk premium to increase by 3%, what would happen to the SML? ri (%) ∆ RPM = 3% SML2 SML1 13.5 10.5 5.5 Risk, bi 0 0.5 1.0 1.5 8-53
  54. 54. Verifying the CAPM empirically    The CAPM has not been verified completely. Statistical tests have problems that make verification almost impossible. Some argue that there are additional risk factors, other than the market risk premium, that must be considered. 8-54
  55. 55. More thoughts on the CAPM  Investors seem to be concerned with both market risk and total risk. Therefore, the SML may not produce a correct estimate of ri. ri = rRF + (rM – rRF) bi + ???  CAPM/SML concepts are based upon expectations, but betas are calculated using historical data. A company’s historical data may not reflect investors’ expectations about future riskiness. 8-55

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