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K-IFRS Reconciliations and Predicting Future Earnings (K-IFRS 도입 시점의 전환조정이 이후 기간의 미래이익 예측력에 미치는 영향)

  • Ji, Sang-Hyun;Kwak, Young-Min
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.15 no.12
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    • pp.283-291
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    • 2017
  • This Study analyzes the predictability of accounting information from mandatory K-IFRS adoption using the K-IFRS reconciliations information. We use the sample of 2,557 firm-year Korea listed companies belonging to non-financial corporate sector during 2010-2016. Specifically, we examine whether K-IFS reconciliation would improve or reduce the predicting power for future earnings after K-IFRS adoption. The results of empirical analyses show that reconciliation information from discretionary judgement tend to reduce the predicting power of K-IFRS based accounting earnings for future earnings. This result indicates that managers are likely to use the adjustments process to reconcile K-GAAP accounting numbers with corresponding K-IFRS as means to realize the various private utility. This study is expected to provide useful information by suggesting the need for more rigid screening schemes for the K-IFRS reconciliation process and also for adequate measures to be taken to ensure that the interests of the outside investors are properly protected.

Impact of Operating Cycle on the Informational Usefulness of Accruals (영업주기가 발생의 정보유용성에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Jeong-Jae
    • Journal of the Korean Data Analysis Society
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    • v.20 no.5
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    • pp.2449-2457
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    • 2018
  • Accrual system in accounting aims to align timing difference between cash inflow or outflow and recognition of revenue or expense. However, the implementation of the accrual system requires judgement and forecasting. In addition, the longer operating cycle results in more uncertainties and less precision in measurement and recognition. The purpose of this research is to examine the value relevance of accruals and cash flow from operations using samples partitioned on the length of operating cycles. It is hypothesized that the longer operating cycle contributes to the increase in uncertainty and more discretionary judgment in applying accrual system. As expected, a strong sign of value relevance of accruals and cash flow from operations in short operating cycles samples has been found. However, in the longest operating cycle sample, the value relevance of accruals and CFOs obtained in the former samples virtually disappear. The value relevance of accruals remain partly in the longest operating cycle sample because accruals contribute to decision usefulness through the timing role of accruals.