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We next calculate the market-to-book value of equity to proxy the ex ante growth prospects of the firm.
We also test the market-to-book value of the firm to determine whether socially responsible firms are valued differentially in the market (Mackey et al.
According to Marakon (1994), the market-to-book values ratio (M/B) is a function of the return on equity, the growth rate of dividends as well as earnings and the cost of equity.
measuring employee performance, enhancing productivity, managing talent, communicating strategically) on various companies' market-to-book values.
And indeed, until the early 1980s, the market-to-book value ratio of the S&P 500 companies was about 1-to-1.
A high market-to-book value is considered to be an indicator that the market attaches a high value to the brand.
The number of previous grants, the return on the underlying stocks over the previous 2 years, and the market-to-book value of the shares have strong effects on both the incidence and magnitude of realizations.
Firms with higher market-to-book value tend to have much more aggressive stock option programs, as evidenced by consistently higher flows of new stock option grants.