Quality of Earnings

Author: Thornton L. O'glove

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684863758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Capital Market Implications of Earnings Quality

Author: Bianca Ahrens

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3899369211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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In his speech from 1998 the former chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Arthur Levitt pointed out that trust "is the bedrock of our capital markets" and that this must not be shaken by the erosion of earnings quality. He made clear that it is the challenge of the whole financial community to counteract such a development. This thesis deals with the question whether the importance of earnings for the capital market varies with its quality. The question arises, because in recent years a large number of firm scandals has shaken the trust in the reliability of reported earnings. In order to properly address the research questions, the literature on earnings quality definitions, quality measures as well as implications of earnings quality on capital markets is reviewed and critically discussed. The author investigates whether well known results concerning capital market implications of earnings quality remain stable for all measures considered. She answers the question of how earnings quality affects firm value, cost of equity capital, and the accuracy of analysts' forecasts taking into account the effects of determinants of earnings quality.
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Earnings Quality

Author: Jennifer Francis,Per Olsson,Katherine Schipper

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 1601981147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 85

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This review lays out a research perspective on earnings quality. We provide an overview of alternative definitions and measures of earnings quality and a discussion of research design choices encountered in earnings quality research. Throughout, we focus on a capital markets setting, as opposed, for example, to a contracting or stewardship setting. Our reason for this choice stems from the view that the capital market uses of accounting information are fundamental, in the sense of providing a basis for other uses, such as stewardship. Because resource allocations are ex ante decisions while contracting/stewardship assessments are ex post evaluations of outcomes, evidence on whether, how and to what degree earnings quality influences capital market resource allocation decisions is fundamental to understanding why and how accounting matters to investors and others, including those charged with stewardship responsibilities. Demonstrating a link between earnings quality and, for example, the costs of equity and debt capital implies a basic economic role in capital allocation decisions for accounting information; this role has only recently been documented in the accounting literature. We focus on how the precision of financial information in capturing one or more underlying valuation-relevant constructs affects the assessment and use of that information by capital market participants. We emphasize that the choice of constructs to be measured is typically contextual. Our main focus is on the precision of earnings, which we view as a summary indicator of the overall quality of financial reporting. Our intent in discussing research that evaluates the capital market effects of earnings quality is both to stimulate further research in this area and to encourage research on related topics, including, for example, the role of earnings quality in contracting and stewardship.
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Line-Item Analysis of Earnings Quality

Author: Nahum D. Melumad,Doron Nissim

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 1601982127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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Line-Item Analysis of Earnings Quality provides a comprehensive summary and analysis of the specific earnings quality issues pertaining to key line item components of the financial statements. After providing an overview of earnings quality and earnings management, Line-Item Analysis of Earnings Quality analyzes key line items from the financial statements. For each key line item, the authors: review accounting principles discuss implications for earnings quality evaluate the susceptibility of the item to manipulation describe analyses and red flags which may inform on the item's quality Line-Item Analysis of Earnings Quality will prove useful in conducting fundamental and contextual analyses through its analysis and evaluations"
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The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual

Author: Steven M. Bragg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470563526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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Filled with pragmatic insights, proactive strategies, and best practices, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Second Edition is destined to become your essential desktop companion. This thorough guidebook is essential reading for the CFO requiring an overview of strategies, measurement and control systems, financial analysis tools, funding sources, and management improvement tips.
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Accounting for Non-accountants

The Fast and Easy Way to Learn the Basics

Author: Wayne Allan Label

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402206577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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A guide for businesspeople covers such essentials as financial statements, balance sheets, liabilities, assets, and income statements.
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Earnings and Quality of Female Labor in the Border Areas of Viet Nam and Implications for Greater Mekong Subregion Cooperation

Author: Nguyen Manh Hung,Nguyen Thi Hong Nhung,Bui Quang Tuan

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9290924454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 68

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This series features the scholarly works supported by the Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management, a region-wide capacity building program of the Asian Development Bank that supports knowledge products and services. It seeks to disseminate research results to a wider audience so that policy makers, implementers, and other stakeholders in the Greater Mekong Subregion can better appreciate and understand the breadth and depth of the region's development challenges.
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Accounting

Tools for Business Decision Making

Author: Paul D. Kimmel,Jerry J. Weygandt,Donald E. Kieso

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470377852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1194

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Motivate Accounting Students! Kimmel Accounting 3e, helps students hit the road with a practical set of tools, and the confidence they need to use those tools effectively in making business decisions. The goal is to introduce a new Principles of Accounting text that better reflects a more conceptual and decision-making approach to the material. The authors have taken a new "macro- to micro-" approach to the Principles of Accounting course by starting with a discussion of real financial statements first, rather than starting with the Accounting Cycle (although the Accounting Cycle is thoroughly covered in Chapters 3 and 4). The objective is to establish how a financial statement communicates the financing, investing, and operating activities of a business to users of accounting information. They motivate students by grounding the discussion in the real world, showing them the relevance of the topics covered to their future career.
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International Conference on Social, Education and Management Engineering

Author: N.A

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605951854

Category: Education

Page: 565

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SEME2014 is a convention which aims at calling for people’s attention to the improvements of education environments and providing excellent researchers from the world an opportunity to present their creative and inspiring ideas. The wide range of topics for SEME2014 includes social research like social network analysis, social system dynamics and area studies, education science and technology like higher education, teaching theory, multimedia teaching and lifelong teaching, management science and engineering like management theory, decision analysis and economics management etc. SEME2014 holds the advance and improvement of Social, Education and Management Engineering as its earnest purpose. And to achieve this goal, experts and scholars of excellence in their domains are invited to present their latest and inspiring works. All the attendees will gain great benefits both on his academic ability and personal experience.
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Advances in Education and Management

International Symposium, ISAEBD 2011, Dalian, China, August 6-7, 2011, Proceedings

Author: Mark Zhou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364223061X

Category: Computers

Page: 627

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This four-volume-set (CCIS 208, 209, 210, 211) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Symposium on Applied Economics, Business and Development, ISAEBD 2011, held in Dalian, China, in August 2011. The papers address issues related to Applied Economics, Business and Development and cover various research areas including Economics, Management, Education and its Applications.
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The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency

Author: Jens Forssbaeck,Lars Oxelheim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394830

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

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In recent years, the term 'transparency' has emerged as one of the most popular and keenly-touted concepts around. In the economic-political debate, the principle of transparency is often advocated as a prerequisite for accountability, legitimacy, policy efficiency, and good governance, as well as a universal remedy against corruption, corporate and political scandals, financial crises, and a host of other problems. But transparency is more than a mere catch-phrase. Increased transparency is a bearing ideal behind regulatory reform in many areas, including financial reporting and banking regulation. Individual governments as well as multilateral bodies have launched broad-based initiatives to enhance transparency in both economic and other policy domains. Parallel to these developments, the concept of transparency has seeped its way into academic research in a wide range of social science disciplines, including the economic sciences. This increased importance of transparency in economics and business studies has called for a reference work that surveys existing research on transparency and explores its meaning and significance in different areas. The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency is such a reference. Comprised of authoritative yet accessible contributions by leading scholars, this Handbook addresses questions such as: What is transparency? What is the rationale for transparency? What are the determinants and the effects of transparency? And is transparency always beneficial, or can it also be detrimental (if so, when)? The chapters are presented in three sections that correspond to three broad themes. The first section addresses transparency in different areas of economic policy. The second section covers institutional transparency and explores the role of transparency in market integration and regulation. Finally, the third section focuses on corporate transparency. Taken together, this volume offers an up-to-date account of existing work on and approaches to transparency in economic research, discusses open questions, and provides guidance for future research, all from a blend of disciplinary perspectives.
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Financial Accounting for Management

An Analytical Perspective

Author: Ambrish Gupta

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131722855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 986

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Financial Accounting for Management: An Analytical Perspective focuses on the analysis and interpretation of financial information for strategic decision making to enable students and managers to formulate business strategies for revenue enhancement, cost economies, efficiency improvements, restructuring of operations, and further expansion or diversification for creating and enhancing the shareholder's value. Though the book has MBA, MFC and MBE students as its primary audience, managers in the corporate sector and students of CA, CWA, CS, CFA and CAIIB will find it equally useful because of its practical orientation.
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Investor's Guide to Analyzing Companies and Valuing Shares

How to Make the Right Investment Decision

Author: Michael Cahill

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273663638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Getting to the real value of a business and assessing what are its shares really worth suddenly looks less clear cut. In an investment environment that is extremely challenging even for experienced City professionals, doing your homework has never been more important. And with the current accounting scandals rocking confidence and the markets being able to accurately value copmpanies, stock has just taken on a whole new dimension. The book goes beyond investment ratios to explore what these ratios tell us about the company as an investment or what the ratios tell us about the stock market's assessment of the company and it's prospects.
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Financial Forensics Body of Knowledge

Author: Darrell D. Dorrell,Gregory A. Gadawski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118218981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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The definitive, must-have guide for the forensic accountingprofessional Financial Forensics Body of Knowledge is theunique, innovative, and definitive guide and technical referencework for the financial forensics and/or forensic accountingprofessional, including nearly 300 forensic tools, techniques,methods and methodologies apply to virtually all civil, criminaland dispute matters. Many of the tools have never before beenpublished. It defines the profession: "The Art & Science ofInvestigating People & Money." It defines Forensic Operators: "…financialforensics-capable personnel… possess unique andspecific skills, knowledge, experience, education, training,and integrity to function in the financial forensicsdiscipline." It defines why: "If you understand financial forensics youunderstand fraud, but not vice versa" by applying financialforensics to all aspects of the financial community. It contains a book-within-a-book Companion Sectionfor financial valuation and litigation specialists. It defines foundational financial forensics/forensic accountingmethodologies: FAIM, Forensic AccountingInvestigation Methodology, ICE/SCORE, CICO, APD, forensiclexicology, and others. It contains a Reader Lookup Table that permitseveryone in the financial community to immediately focus on thepertinent issues.
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