IFRS Non‐GAAP Earnings Disclosures and Fair Value Measurement

39 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2016

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Lance Malone

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Ann Tarca

University of Western Australia

Marvin Wee

Australian National University (ANU); Financial Research Network (FIRN)

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Date Written: March 2016


We investigate IFRS non‐GAAP earnings adjustments for fair value remeasurements made by companies and analysts and the usefulness of these disclosures for analysts. Examining Australian listed (ASX 200) companies during 2008–2010 (576 firm‐years), we find that companies disclosing non‐GAAP earnings are more likely to have a higher incidence and magnitude of profit or loss items reflecting asset remeasurements and impairment in their financial statements. We find non‐GAAP disclosing companies are more likely to have analyst adjustments to earnings for these items and lower forecast error and dispersion in the following year, suggesting usefulness rather than opportunism in the adjustments.

Keywords: IFRS, Non‐GAAP, Fair value measurement, Analyst forecasts

Suggested Citation

Malone, Lance and Tarca, Ann and Wee, Marvin and Wee, Marvin, IFRS Non‐GAAP Earnings Disclosures and Fair Value Measurement (March 2016). Accounting & Finance, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 59-97, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2741362 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12204

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Ann Tarca

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Marvin Wee

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