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The Effect of Earnings Management on the Value Relevance of Accounting Information


  • Carol A. Marquardt
  • Christine I. Wiedman


This study investigates whether opportunistic earnings management affects the value relevance of net income and book value in determining stock price. We document a decrease in the value relevance of earnings in the year of an equity offering for a group of firms with ex post evidence of earnings management. This decrease is greater for the discretionary component of earnings than for the non-discretionary component. These results are robust to model specification and the type of offering. However, the results are sensitive to firms' disclosure activity prior to the offering. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2004.

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  • Carol A. Marquardt & Christine I. Wiedman, 2004. "The Effect of Earnings Management on the Value Relevance of Accounting Information," Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 31(3-4), pages 297-332.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jbfnac:v:31:y:2004-04:i:3-4:p:297-332

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