Analysis of the Earnings-Return Relation in Serbian Capital Market

Facta Universitatis: Series: Economics and Organization 10(2); 191-204

14 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2013

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Milan Cupic

University of Kragujevac - Faculty of Economics

Mirjana Todorovic

University of Kragujevac - Faculty of Economics

Nadica Ilic

Fiat Services d.o.o., Kragujevac

Date Written: June 30, 2013

Abstract

The earnings-return relation was subject of numerous studies since the first study of this relation conducted by Ball and Brown in 1968. These studies are relatively rare in transition economies due to specific economic environment and less developed capital markets. Despite the differences in accounting practice and level of capital market development, empirical studies usually find significant and positive association between accounting earnings and stock returns both in developed and transition economies. However, these studies usually find lower level of accounting earnings value relevance in transition economies. This could be due to lower efficiency of stock markets, bank orientation of financial systems, code-law legal system, and lower timeliness of accounting earnings in transition economies. The objective of this paper is to investigate the possible influence of accounting practice and regulatory framework, as well as the level of development of the capital market on the value relevance and the association between accounting earnings and stock returns in the Serbian capital market.

Keywords: accounting earnings, stock returns, accounting practice, capital market

JEL Classification: M41, G11, G01

Suggested Citation

Čupić, Milan and Todorovic, Mirjana and Ilic, Nadica, Analysis of the Earnings-Return Relation in Serbian Capital Market (June 30, 2013). Facta Universitatis: Series: Economics and Organization 10(2); 191-204. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2358383

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Mirjana Todorovic

University of Kragujevac - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Djure Pucara Starog 3
Kragujevac, 34000
Serbia

Nadica Ilic

Fiat Services d.o.o., Kragujevac ( email )

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Kragujevac, 34203
Republic of Serbia

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