The Value in Fundamental Accounting Information

47 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2017  

Harry J. Turtle

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Finance & Real Estate

Kainan Wang

University of Toledo

Date Written: January 8, 2017

Abstract

We examine the role of fundamental accounting information in shaping portfolio performance. Using a conditional performance approach, we address the concern that the positive relationship between Piotroski’s F Score and ex post returns is due to risk compensation. Our results show that portfolios of firms with strong fundamental underpinnings generate significant positive and time-varying performance. One potential source of these performance gains is an under-reaction to public information (such as momentum and F Score) when information uncertainty (proxied by size, illiquidity, and idiosyncratic volatility) is high. In addition, conditional performance benefits seem prevalent in periods of high investor sentiment.

Keywords: Fundamental Valuation, Conditional Alpha, Portfolio Performance, Information Uncertainty

JEL Classification: G11, G12, G14, M41

Suggested Citation

Turtle, Harry J. and Wang, Kainan, The Value in Fundamental Accounting Information (January 8, 2017). Journal of Financial Research, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2895688

Harry J. Turtle

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Finance & Real Estate ( email )

Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States

Kainan Wang (Contact Author)

University of Toledo ( email )

Department of Finance
Mail Stop 103
Toledo, OH 43606
United States

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