Timeliness of annual report releases in relation to the direction and magnitude of earnings and share price evaluation : the case of Malaysia

Cheng, Fan Fah * (2006) Timeliness of annual report releases in relation to the direction and magnitude of earnings and share price evaluation : the case of Malaysia. Sunway Academic Journal, 3. pp. 117-131.

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Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between the timing of earnings announcement and the direction and magnitude of earnings for more than 2482 firm-years in the Bursa Malaysia. The results confirm that CEOs time their earnings announcement based on the direction and magnitude of the unexpected earnings. CEOs announce earnings early for positive unexpected earnings, and delay the announcement for negative unexpected earnings. The market reacts to the timing of the announcement accordingly. These findings are relevant and useful to judge company performance by observing the announcement date of the company, especially those that perform less than satisfactorily in anticipation of bad news release from these firms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: annual report release; magnitude of earnings; timeliness of report, Bursa Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Sunway College > Australian University Program
Depositing User: Administrator Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 03:39
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 03:39
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/25

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