Earnings management and the underperformance of seasoned equity offerings 1 1 We thank Brad Barber (the referee), Randy Beatty, Vic Bernard, K.C. Chan, Kent Daniel, M. DeFond , Laura Field, David Heike, Chuan Yang Hwang, Jonathan Karpoff, S.P. Kothari, Charles Lee, Wayne Mikkelson (the editor), Tim Opler, Krishna Palepu, K. Ramesh, Jay Ritter, Terry Shevlin, Doug Skinner, Sheridan Titman, Ross Watts, Jerry Zimmerman, and seminar participants at the University of California Finance and Accounting Conference (Davis, March 1995), the NBER Corporate Finance Conference (Boston, August 1995), the Center for Research in Security Prices Seminar (Chicago, October 1995), the American Finance Association Conference (San Francisco, 1996), the American Accounting Association Conference (Chicago, August 1996), the University of Michigan, and the University of Rochester for helpful comments and discussions.

Earnings management and the underperformance of seasoned equity offerings 1 1 We thank Brad... Seasoned equity issuers can raise reported earnings by altering discretionary accounting accruals. We find that issuers who adjust discretionary current accruals to report higher net income prior to the offering have lower post-issue long-run abnormal stock returns and net income. Interestingly, the relation between discretionary current accruals and future returns (adjusted for firm size and book-to-market ratio) is stronger and more persistent for seasoned equity issuers than for non-issuers. The evidence is consistent with investors naively extrapolating pre-issue earnings without fully adjusting for the potential manipulation of reported earnings. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Financial Economics Elsevier

Earnings management and the underperformance of seasoned equity offerings 1 1 We thank Brad Barber (the referee), Randy Beatty, Vic Bernard, K.C. Chan, Kent Daniel, M. DeFond , Laura Field, David Heike, Chuan Yang Hwang, Jonathan Karpoff, S.P. Kothari, Charles Lee, Wayne Mikkelson (the editor), Tim Opler, Krishna Palepu, K. Ramesh, Jay Ritter, Terry Shevlin, Doug Skinner, Sheridan Titman, Ross Watts, Jerry Zimmerman, and seminar participants at the University of California Finance and Accounting Conference (Davis, March 1995), the NBER Corporate Finance Conference (Boston, August 1995), the Center for Research in Security Prices Seminar (Chicago, October 1995), the American Finance Association Conference (San Francisco, 1996), the American Accounting Association Conference (Chicago, August 1996), the University of Michigan, and the University of Rochester for helpful comments and discussions.

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Publisher
Elsevier
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Copyright © 1998 Elsevier Science S.A.
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0304-405x
DOI
10.1016/S0304-405X(98)00032-4
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Abstract

Seasoned equity issuers can raise reported earnings by altering discretionary accounting accruals. We find that issuers who adjust discretionary current accruals to report higher net income prior to the offering have lower post-issue long-run abnormal stock returns and net income. Interestingly, the relation between discretionary current accruals and future returns (adjusted for firm size and book-to-market ratio) is stronger and more persistent for seasoned equity issuers than for non-issuers. The evidence is consistent with investors naively extrapolating pre-issue earnings without fully adjusting for the potential manipulation of reported earnings.

Journal

Journal of Financial EconomicsElsevier

Published: Oct 1, 1998

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