Effect of International Financial Reporting Standards Adoption on Cost of Equity Capital of Banks Quoted on Nigeria Stock Exchange
Research Journal of Financial Sustainability Reporting, July-December 2016
12 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2017 Last revised: 10 Sep 2017
Date Written: December 7, 2016
This study was carried out to ascertain the effect of International Financial Reporting Standards adoption on cost of equity capital of Nigerian banks with a focus on fifteen (15) banks quoted on the Nigeria Stock Exchange. The study made use of secondary sources of data obtained from the annual report and accounts of the selected banks under study. The relevant data were subjected to statistical analysis with the use of ANOVA and multiple regression techniques. The results of the study revealed that there is a positive and significance relationship between IFRS adoption and cost of equity capital. It was also empirically verified that the adoption of IFRS by companies would help in investment decisions of management. The researchers recommended that financial regulatory bodies such as International Accounting Standard Board (IABS) Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), Stock Exchange Commission (SEC) et cetera, should enact policies that would regulate the trading activities of companies in order to ensure transparency of their operations.
Keywords: International Financial Reporting Standards, Equity Capital, Earning per Share, Cost of Equity
JEL Classification: M40, M51, L15
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