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Analysts' Forecast Accuracy in Germany: The Effect of Different Accounting Principles and Changes of Accounting Principles

  • Jürgen Ernstberger

    ()

    (University of Regensburg)

  • Simon Krotter

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    (Siemens AG München)

  • Christian Stadler

    ()

    (University of London)

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    This paper assesses the influence of an adoption of IAS/IFRS or US GAAP on the financial analysts’ forecast accuracy in a homogenous institutional framework. Our findings suggest that the forecast accuracy is higher for estimates based on IFRS or US GAAP data than for forecasts based on German GAAP data. Moreover, in the year of switching from German GAAP to US GAAP the forecast accuracy is lower than in other years. The paper contributes to prior research by providing evidence about the usefulness of international accounting data and about the adoption effects of a change to such accounting principles.

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    Article provided by German Academic Association for Business Research in its journal BuR - Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (May)
    Pages: 26-53

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