Company-specific risk

Company-specific risk

Company-Specific Risk

An unsystemic risk specific to a certain company's operations and reputation. For example, if a widget wholesaler has only one supplier and the supplier goes bankrupt, this could greatly impact the wholesaler's sales, profits, and other operations. Also, a company may have a bad reputation, making their operations difficult in a certain area. For example, a company that refuses to hire union workers might prove unprofitable if it opens a branch in a strongly pro-union town. Company-specific risks are difficult to quantify and thus qualitative analysis is needed to determine their natures and likelihoods. They may be reduced by appropriate diversification.
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The investor is exposed to company-specific risk for each position in the concentrated portfolio, but what if that idiosyncratic risk can be significantly diminished?
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Company-specific risk matrices need to be drawn up on the basis of experience, fundamentals and hindsight following evaluation of available market analysis reports which are, however, uncertain.
We do not incorporate any potential new acquisitions into our model, but we believe it is prudent to account for this risk by increasing our company-specific risk estimate.
This has the unintended consequence of increasing information asymmetry, therefore shifting more company-specific risk to insiders while shifting market risk to outsiders.
The company-specific risk premium is added when the company is more risky in the remaining market.
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An investor can eliminate more than 99 percent of company-specific risk with a portfolio of as few as 20 stocks.
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The models vary widely, but most rely on two distinct, but interrelated, levels of analysis: a macro assessment of overall country risk and a micro assessment of industry-segment or company-specific risk.
Although we are pleased with Dollar General's fourth-quarter results, we prefer to own Family Dollar, given faster square-foot growth, higher operating margins and less company-specific risk," he said.