Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Conceptual Analysis of Comprehensive Income and Operating Income: evidence in the Brazilian Financial Sector


Author Info

  • Antonio Carlos Coelho

    (University of São Paulo)

  • Luiz Nelson Carvalho

    (University of São Paulo)

Registered author(s):


    The paper discusses the concepts and meaning of comprehensive income, clean surplus relation, all-inclusive income, current operating income, clean income and dirty surplus. These are discussed from a theoretical standpoint, demonstrating their conceptual divergence as well as their varied applications, either through valuation models based on company accounting figures or reported accounting income. Then examples of accounting rules and standards referring to these concepts are analyzed, showing that in the United States and United Kingdom these concepts are already reported in specific financial statements. In addition, international empirical studies on the subject are reported and applied to calculations for the Brazilian financial sector for the 2001-2004 period, in function of new regulations on appropriation of the appreciation of securities through direct recording in the equity accounts. Evidence is found that the total increment in equity was not recognized in the accounting results disclosed, and the difference was greatest in the period immediately after the regulatory change.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL:
    File Function: Full text
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Fucape Business School in its journal Brazilian Business Review.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 114-131

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:bbz:fcpbbr:v:4:y:2007:i:2:p:114-131

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Fucape Business School Brazilian Business Review Av. Fernando Ferrari, 1358, Boa Vista CEP 29075-505 Vitória-ES
    Phone: +55 27 4009-4423
    Fax: +55 27 4009-4422
    Web page:
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: comprehensive income; clean surplus; current operating income; earnings reports; asset/liability approach.;


    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.



    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


    Access and download statistics


    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bbz:fcpbbr:v:4:y:2007:i:2:p:114-131. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sarah Lasso).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.