Duff & Phelps Corporation, a leading provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services, announced that it has published the Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report for 2009. The report is designed to assist finance professionals in making better cost of capital estimates for purposes of business valuation, capital budgeting, feasibility studies and corporate finance decisions.
The Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report provides data on the observed relationships between risk measures and realized returns actually experienced by equity investors. The data can be a useful tool in improving measurement of risk of a subject business and matching that risk with the appropriate expected return or cost of equity capital. The report contains returns based on company size and upon fundamental company risk.
New this year are expanded data on small companies. The Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report is available for purchase through Morningstar, Business Valuation Resources and ValuSource.