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Smoothing Earnings and Earnings Informativeness
Smoothing Earnings and Earnings Informativeness

Author(s): Svetoslav Borisov
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Micro-Economics
Published by: Икономически университет - Варна
Keywords: smoothing earnings; informativeness; CKSS approach

Summary/Abstract: The impact of smoothing earnings over earnings informativeness depends on the reasons for practising it on the part of company management. If smoothing earnings is done for opportunistic purposes, it is expected to reduce earnings informativeness. In contrast, if by means of smoothing earnings the management targets the transmission of internal information about future corporate results, it is expected to increase informativeness. By applying the approach of informativeness following the example of Tucker and Zarowin (2006), this survey examines how smoothing earnings influences earnings informativeness across a sample of Bulgarian public companies.

  • Issue Year: 61/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 222-235
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English