We examine the pricing of instalments receipts ("IRs") issued on the New Zealand stock market that trade concurrently with the underlying shares. An IR is a security that has identical entitlements to dividends receipts as the holder of an ordinary share but allows the holder to acquire the ordinary share with fixed pre-scheduled payments spread over a period of time. Similar to Charupat and Prisman (2004) for IRs traded in the Canadian market, we find that IRs of secondary offerings in the New Zealand market trade at an economically significant premium in the immediate period following their initial issue. The premium then declines over time and becomes negative in the period prior to the final instalment payment date. Our study suggests the benefits of IRs are not unique to one institutional environment and that issuers can increase the demand for new securities by overcoming investors' borrowing restrictions. © World Scientific Publishing Co. and Center for Pacific Basin Business, Economics and Finance Research.
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|