Earnings Management Around Share Repurchases: A Note

Earnings Management Around Share Repurchases: A Note This work examines a subset of the important area of earnings management. Specifically, it seeks to identify the extent of earnings management preceding self‐tender offers for a sample of U.S. firms. Pre‐repurchase total accruals and discretionary current accruals were found to be somewhat lower for a sample of self‐tendering firms compared to a sample of industry‐ and performance‐matched control firms. Weak evidence of post‐buyback accruals reversal is also presented. The evidence is weakly consistent with the notion that share repurchases are employed by managers to exploit shareholders through earnings management. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Abacus Wiley

Earnings Management Around Share Repurchases: A Note

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0001-3072
eISSN
1467-6281
DOI
10.1111/1467-6281.00130
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Abstract

This work examines a subset of the important area of earnings management. Specifically, it seeks to identify the extent of earnings management preceding self‐tender offers for a sample of U.S. firms. Pre‐repurchase total accruals and discretionary current accruals were found to be somewhat lower for a sample of self‐tendering firms compared to a sample of industry‐ and performance‐matched control firms. Weak evidence of post‐buyback accruals reversal is also presented. The evidence is weakly consistent with the notion that share repurchases are employed by managers to exploit shareholders through earnings management.

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AbacusWiley

Published: Jun 1, 2003

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