Intangible Assets and the Book‐To‐Market Effect

30 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2019

Date Written: January 2019


The book‐to‐market effect is well known but prior research does not analyze the impact of goodwill and related transformations in accounting rules that may bring significant changes to the effect. This paper analyzes the impact of SFAS 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, issued in 2001. I find that the book‐to‐market effect is weaker in the post‐SFAS 142 period, especially in firms that have goodwill, impairment loss, or risk. The book‐to‐market effect is stronger for subsamples of firms that do not have goodwill. These findings are robust to size groups, different factor models, and test methods.

Keywords: fair value accounting, goodwill impairment, R&D valuation, value premium

Suggested Citation

Park, Hyuna, Intangible Assets and the Book‐To‐Market Effect (January 2019). European Financial Management, Vol. 25, Issue 1, pp. 207-236, 2019, Available at SSRN: or

Hyuna Park (Contact Author)

Brooklyn College - CUNY ( email )

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Brooklyn, NY NY 11210
United States

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