Creative Impairment Strategy: Discount Rate Disclosure for Goodwill Impairment Testing

13 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2013

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Khairil Faizal Khairi

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia

Nur Hidayah Laili

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Mohammad Nooh

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)

Date Written: July 16, 2013

Abstract

This study focuses on the disclosure of goodwill impairment process under the new requirements of FRS 136 – Impairment of Assets. This primary objective of the study is to investigate the compliance level and disclosure quality of FRS 136 by the top 20 Shari’ah Approved Companies (ShAc) in Bursa Malaysia as at 2010 based on their market capitalization. In order to achieve this objective, the weighted index is chosen because this index being able to differentiate the quality and importance of each mandatory disclosure under FRS 136. The weighted index was developed by constructing disclosure scoring sheet, obtaining annual reports of 20 firms in 2010, completing scoring sheet for each firms by assigned weighted for the disclosure items and calculating disclosure weighted index. The findings of this study revealed that 13 out of 20 (65%) Shari’ah approved companies failed to comply with the most basic elements of the FRS 136 pertaining to goodwill impairment testing especially in allocating goodwill into the CGUs and key assumptions used in determining the recoverable amount of CGU assets. The results of this study suggest that the performance of the top 20 shari’ah approved companies must improve before Malaysian practice is truly of international standard.

Keywords: Discount Rates, Value in Use Method, Goodwill Impairment Testing, Bursa Malaysia.

Suggested Citation

Khairi, Khairil Faizal and Laili, Nur Hidayah and Nooh, Mohammad, Creative Impairment Strategy: Discount Rate Disclosure for Goodwill Impairment Testing (July 16, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2358334 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2358334

Khairil Faizal Khairi (Contact Author)

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia ( email )

Bandar Baru Nilai
Nilai, Negeri Sembilan 71800
Malaysia
+6067986427 (Phone)

Nur Hidayah Laili

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ( email )

99 Talavera Road
Sydney, NSW 2113
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.mq.edu.au

Mohammad Nooh

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) ( email )

Bandar Baru Nilai
Nilai, Negeri Sembilan 71800
Malaysia

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