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BAUMOL'S MODEL - Free download as Powerpoint Presentation .ppt), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation Stone Model for Cash Management. Cash management is concerned with the managing of (i) Cash flows into and out of .. Baumol Model: The Baumol cash management model provides a formal. The Baumol-Allais-Tobin (BAT) model is a classic means of analyzing the cash model and very useful for illustrating the factors in cash management and.

First, Opler et al. Second, the cash ratio increases for constrained firms with better and more profitable investment opportunities as measured by return on assets, cash flows, or market-to-book ratios , which act as proxies for financial distress costs Bates et al.

Third, higher volatility of the operating environment and cash flow; many studies provide evidence that cash ratios are determined by cash flow and the volatility of other operating variables. In effect, idiosyncratic volatility impacted positively on cash ratios of U. This subsection considers the assumption that firms do not pursue an optimal cash level, instead the latter fluctuates as a result of their financial inflows and payments.

Myers outlines a financial hierarchy usually followed by firms in order to meet their liquidity needs, then moving from one source to the following when funding provided by the first is depleted: a retained earnings; b safe-debt issues; c risky-debt issues; and d stock issues.

The literature provides two alternative rationales for the financial hierarchy. Second, it may be an optimal response to information asymmetries driving external funding costs upwards. A classic model based on the latter rationale is provided by Myers and Majluf Information asymmetries may lead to substantial increase in the cost of equity, leading firms to avoid them.

Consequently, if cash flows are high enough to invest in profitable opportunities and repay debt becoming due, firms accumulate the remaining cash flows as liquid assets. Hence, information issues shed light on the existence of a hierarchy and the idea of cash holdings as a byproduct of this financial behavior.

Whenever the firm receives cash flows superseding the level of investment and debt payments, cash is stockpiled. A logical consequence of this is that cash dividend payments decrease cash holdings.

Therefore, in presence of substantially high cash flows, cash holdings and dividends may both increase at a time. Summing up, if the pecking order theory explains the cash holdings evolution in Latin American firms, we expect a positive effect of cash flows and a negative effect of capital expenditures and debt repayments. Regarding dividend payments, they may relate positively or negatively to cash.

This article aims at assessing whether one of these broad assumptions prevails concerning the increased cash in Latin American firms. Comparing the trade-off and the pecking order theories on an empirical basis focuses both on their opposite predictions and on three variables: a capital expenditures; b firm size; and c dividend payout ratio. The trade-off theory assumes that: a firms with higher capital expenditures should accumulate more cash to prevent financial constraints; b larger firms should exhibit lower cash ratios, due to economies of scale and more pledgeable assets at hand; and c firms paying dividends are less financially constrained and should hold less cash.

In contrast, according to the pecking order theory: a firms with more capital expenditures should accumulate less cash; b larger firms presumably have been more successful, hence they should have more cash after controlling for investment Opler et al.

Figure 3 shows the median cash ratio for the firm size quintiles over this period. In the light of the optimal cash ratio assumptions discussed above, Figure 3 depicts a rather counterintuitive pattern, where the higher size quintile for cash ratio shows a considerably sharper increase until the end of This counters the notion of economies of scale and the role played by pledgeable assets as a covenant making credit access easier for financially constrained firms.

Introduction and links with the related literature

Instead, the size distribution of the cash ratio increase seems consistent with the pecking order theory. Similarly, the effect of operating volatility may be roughly evaluated by considering the evolution of cash holdings in firms from various volatility quintiles. As a measure of operating volatility, the coefficient of variation of net cash flow from operating activities was computed for each firm.

Figure 4 exhibits the median cash ratio for each operating volatility quintile. At first sight, similar to firm size, volatility seems to play a role opposite to what was expected, according to optimal cash ratio assumptions.

The less volatile firms exhibit the larger increase and a clear-cut negative relationship of volatility to cash accumulation emerges. However, the econometric results shown in Section V, where this relationship is controlled for other determinants, suggest this raw-data approach may be misleading, as the coefficient for size becomes negative or non-significant and the coefficients for volatility become positive and statistically significant.

On the other hand, an important insight arises when we consider the role played by the net cash flow. Figure 4 illustrates how the cash ratio evolved for each sample quintile of net cash flow normalized by total assets. It points to a significantly larger upsurge in the cash ratio of firms in the quintiles receiving the higher net cash flows. Therefore, we can infer that firms with the most profitable investment opportunities are urged to stockpiling larger amounts of liquidity as an internal source of finance.

In the same vein, this positive relation between net cash flows and cash ratios seems to confirm the pecking order theory. A preliminary insight on how access to external funding affects the demand for cash is provided by Figure 5 , which displays the median cash ratio for each leverage quintile.

The highest increase in cash holdings occurred in the least indebted quintile, while firms in the fifth quintile drove a lower cash accumulation. This is consistent with the expected effect of leverage on transaction costs to access external funding and the need for more domestic funding experienced by less leveraged and more financially constrained firms.

Leverage is measured as the ratio between total liabilities and total assets. However, when considering the determinants of cash holdings for firms operating in developing economies, exchange rate exposure and a priori key macroeconomic indicators may play a relevant role.

When operating in developing economies, firms are compelled to use a local currency prone to depreciation, thus jeopardizing their financial health. Assessing the determinants of currency risk management, Schiozer and Saito found that the main determinant of financial risk for firms from Latin America is the cost of financial distress associated to balance sheet currency mismatch, i. It is worth noticing that Chui, Kuruc and Turner report an increasing trend for this kind of currency mismatches in Latin American firms over the sample period.

For instance, an exporting firm whose revenue is earned in foreign currency faces less currency risk. The cash flow in local currency may increase or decrease due to currency depreciation. There are two typical cases. First, following depreciation, exporting firms may experience an increased cash flow in local currency. Instead, firms from non-tradable sectors may see their costs increase faster than their revenue, thus facing a decrease in their cash flow.

Second, depreciation increases the burden of debt in foreign currency in the presence of currency mismatch, thus it may lead the firm to a costly financial distress. Financial disbursements, such as interest and principal repayment of debt in dollar, increase in local currency terms, while the value of assets may drop.

Currency risks may lead firms to increase cash holdings as a hedging strategy, when other hedging instruments are not available. Particularly, in foreign currency, cash holdings may eliminate or mitigate currency risk. Summing up, two sources of exchange rate exposure may be identified and they may also be measured separately, so that their impact on cash holdings constitutes a research object.

Namely, the operating exposure allows measuring the operating profit or cash flow sensibility to exchange rate; and the balance-sheet exposure accounts for the leverage sensibility to exchange rate. On the other hand, differences in the macroeconomic context may exert additional impacts on firm propensity to hold cash. Particularly, surplus balance of payments may lead firms to decrease cash holdings, as this reduces the need to hedge against exchange rate depreciation and involves expectation of domestic currency appreciation.

This, in turn, can boost investment opportunities and affect the demand for cash. On the other hand, persistent balance of payments deficits stimulate exchange rate depreciation, thus leading firms to hedge against its damaging effects on performance.

Additionally, as discussed above Baum et al. Additionally, the interest rate may be a proxy for the private cost of funds, thus affecting the opportunity cost to hold cash. In short, it is expected that exchange rate exposure, exchange rate depreciation, and balance of payments become non-negligible determinants of cash holdings in Latin American firms.

Exchange rate and exchange rate exposure have positive effects, while balance of payments impacts negatively. Besides, as it represents aggregate investment opportunities, GDP growth is expected to produce higher cash holdings if the trade-off model prevails. Interest rates affect negatively the cash level, because they increase its opportunity cost.

Since the literature reports particularly strong causal effects of financial variables on cash holdings, it is worth noticing a main source of asymmetry in access to funding in Latin American countries: the presence of one of the largest development banks in the world, the Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development BNDES. Thus, financial constraints are expected to have weaker effects on firms from Brazil.

This section describes the database used and presents the baseline and extended models considered.


Besides, the main variables are described and the main econometric issues are discussed. The study sample is based on quarterly firm-level data, provided by the Compustat Global Fundamentals Database.

The sample period is from Q1 to Q4. Financial and insurance companies are excluded SIC Codes from to First, a baseline model was evaluated regressing the cash ratio on a set of independent variables, in order to capture the effects of the transaction and precautionary motives, as well as the pecking order theory.

This allows evaluating whether the trade-off or the pecking order theory fits more properly to the sample.

"The Baumol cash management model"--Please briefly explain ?

Subsequently, an extended model is discussed, adding two variables that reflect the impact of exchange rate exposure and a set of macroeconomic variables. The explanatory variables and the econometric issues are described in detail. According to the literature Bates et al. The firm size coefficient is expected to be negative if firms pursue an optimal cash level. Instead, this study expects the size coefficient to be positive if the pecking order theory holds true. This is represented by the cash flow from operating activities divided by the book value of total assets.

According to both theories, this coefficient is expected to be positive. This measure is constructed as the ratio of cash dividends paid to total assets. The coefficient is expected to be negative if the precautionary motive holds, since firms with higher payouts may reduce the distribution of dividends when investment opportunities emerge and external funding is not available Fazzari et al. Likewise, as discussed above, the pecking order theory does not predict a particular sign of the coefficient.

Capital formation is measured as the capital expenditures divided by the book value of total assets.

According to the trade-off theory, we expect the coefficient on capital expenditures to be positive, given that more investment opportunities lead firms to accumulate more cash, as a hedging strategy against financial constraints. The pecking order theory predicts a negative coefficient. Another measure of investment and corporate growth opportunities is provided by the sales growth rate. This is computed as the first difference of net sales, divided by the net sales level.

If higher investment opportunities increase the demand for cash, this coefficient is positive.

Transactor has a given income. Real spending is constant over the year, that is, an individual spends uniformly over the year. Transaction funds can be held either in money or in interest yielding bonds.

X plans to spend Rs.

Financial Management

Y gradually over a year. There are different possibilities: 1st Possibility: Mr. He withdraws the entire amount Rs.

Y at the beginning of the year and spend it gradually. Since his average holdings are less, he forgoes less interest but the disadvantage is that he had to make two trips to the bank. He makes N trips to the bank over the time period of one year.

But, as N increases, the inconvenience of making frequent trips to the bank increases. As the number of trips to the bank increases, the amount of interest forgone decreases Fig. However, as the number of trips to the bank increases, the cost of visit increases.

Therefore, the FN curve is positively sloped. Thus, Baumol-Tobin model shows that demand for money is not only a function of income level but also the interest rate. Implication of the Model: If the fixed cost of going to the bank F changes, the money demand function changes. Thus, although the model gives us a very specific money demand function, it may not be necessarily stable over time.

Working Capital Cash Management

Baumol-Tobin model held that: a Income elasticity of demand for money is half. The Model failed because some people have less discretion over their money holdings than the model assumes.In any case, these cash movements from the cash central to the branches take place after a concrete demand of money from branches to the cash central.

As the number of trips to the bank increases, the amount of interest forgone decreases Fig. By stating , this counts the number of deposits made in the interval 0,t. Summing up, two sources of exchange rate exposure may be identified and they may also be measured separately, so that their impact on cash holdings constitutes a research object.

What will be the annual net savings? Maturities range from a few weeks to days. A firm is more likely to need to borrow to cover an unexpected cash outflow with greater cash flow variability and lower investment in marketable securities.

As a consequence, their marketability is low. It has two characteristics: 1 No price pressure effect: If an asset can be sold in large amounts without changing the market price, it is marketable.

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