Alternative performance measures: do managers disclose them to inform us, or to mislead us?

Event Details

Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 -
18:30 to 20:00
Venue: 
Julian Study Centre, UEA, Norwich NR4 7TJ
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free

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free

When managers announce their earnings in a press release they can disclose a great variety of performance measures. These ‘alternative performance measures’ are created by them, without following any accounting standard. Critics claim these measures are disclosed to mislead investors, while managers state their objective is to provide valuable information to capital markets.

Join Prof Ana Marques (Norwich Business School) to find out how to tell which measures are useful, and the impact of industry competition and the institutional environment.

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