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Determinants of Market Reactions to Restatement Announcements


Zoe-Vonna Palmrose


University of Southern California

Vernon J. Richardson


University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Susan Scholz


University of Kansas - Accounting and Information Systems Area

March 2001

University of Kansas Working Paper

Abstract:     
We examine the market reaction to a sample of 403 restatement announcements made from 1995 to 1999. We find significantly negative average abnormal returns of about 9 percent over a two-day announcement window. We also document substantial variance in the abnormal returns. Our analysis indicates that more severe reactions are related to indications of management fraud, more material dollar effects and restatements that are attributed to auditors. We hypothesize that the negative signal associated with fraud and auditor-initiated restatements is associated with an increase in investors' expected monitoring costs, while higher materiality is associated with greater revisions of future performance expectations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: Restatement; Stock market reaction; Fraud; Audit; Auditor; SEC

JEL Classification: M41, G12, K22, M49

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Date posted: April 2, 2001  

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Palmrose, Zoe-Vonna and Richardson, Vernon J. and Scholz, Susan, Determinants of Market Reactions to Restatement Announcements (March 2001). University of Kansas Working Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=265009 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.265009

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Zoe-Vonna Palmrose
University of Southern California ( email )
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Vernon J. Richardson (Contact Author)
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville ( email )
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Susan Scholz
University of Kansas - Accounting and Information Systems Area ( email )
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Lawrence, KS 66045
United States
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