Volume 19, Number 2 / June , Pages 77-147
The Determinants of Shareholder Value in Retail Banking During Crisis Years: The Case of Greece
Multinational Finance Journal, 2015, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 109-147
Eleftherios Angelopoulos , University of Patras, Greece    Corresponding Author
Antonios Georgopoulos , University of Patras, Greece

This study examines the performance of retail banking focusing on the link between shareholder value creation and operational value drivers. A unique panel data set is used, derived from the monthly Profit and Loss statements of a branch network of a very large commercial bank operating in the Greek oligopolistic financial system for the period 2006–2010. Taking into account the existence of important trade-offs between most factors of shareholder value, the value effects of the recent Greek crisis primarily characterized by the sovereign debt factor are systematically incorporated in the analysis. The results show that the crisis reverses the generally positive value effect of income diversification and reduces the value premium of lending spreads. Moreover, the crisis significantly intensifies the value premium of efficient cost management, whilst simultaneously accelerating the value destruction causing by credit risk. The findings have important managerial implications for bank managers and policymakers.

Keywords : retail banking performance; shareholder value drivers; residual income approach; greek crisis
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