Studies and Research

An Empirical Investigation of the Post-IPO Operating Performance in the Saudi Stock Market

Consistent with the empirical findings in the literature in developed and emerging markets, our analysis suggests that the operating performance, measured by return on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE), deteriorates in post-IPO period. The analysis has been conducted on the firm level, industry level, across time, based on the use of the IPO proceedings, and government holdings before and after the IPO. The main result of the analysis still holds in all specifications. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) technique has also been implemented to investigate the question in hand. DEA allows us to examine the difference between the pre-and the post-IPO operating performance based on several inputs and outputs. The empirical results are similar to the analysis of means. Most companies show a decline in their performance relative to their pre-IPO performance. 
This is the final report of the project “An Empirical Investigation of the Post-IPO Operating Performance in the Saudi Stock Market”. This report summarizes the two previous reports and adds further analysis to the post-IPO operating performance across sectors, time, government ownership, and the IPO proceedings. Also, this report discusses the challenges and the opportunities encountered by the team throughout the project stages. Finally, the report concludes and gives recommendations that arise from the analysis and the investigation process.​

   An Empirical Investigation of the Post-IPO Operating Performance in the Saudi Stock Market​


Mutual Funds Performance in Saudi Arabia

This study offers a consideration of the performance of locally focused equity mutual funds in Saudi Arabia, specifically in comparison to the performance of their benchmarks in the Saudi Arabian context. The purpose is to present an in-depth analysis of the performance of Saudi equity mutual funds. The central research question is: Do locally focused equity mutual funds outperform the Saudi market?​

 Mutual Funds Performance in Saudi Arabia


 

 

The CMA and the Saudi Stock Market Crash of 2006 (summary)

By the end of 2006, the stock market’s main index (TASI) had lost approximately 65% of its value, and market capitalization had fallen by half. Also the global financial crisis of 2008 had caused the stock market to plummet even more than it had in 2006, two lessons from this experience should be learned.

  • First, what could it have done to prevent the crash at the time?
  • Second, what could it do now to prevent future catastrophes?

 The CMA and the Saudi Stock Market Crash of 2006