Sustainability Reporting and Value Relevance of Financial Statements
AbstractThis study examines whether information about the winners of the Sustainability Reporting Award (SRA) contributes to the usefulness of the information in financial statements. This study used a sample consisting of 110 winners of SRA (SRA firms) and 110 companies that did not receive SRA (non-SRA firms) from 2008 to 2016. The study found that earnings per share (EPS), earnings per share change (EPSC), and book value per share (BVPS) are value-relevant information. Results of comparison between SRA firms and non-SRA firms show that the positive association between EPS and stock price (P) and the positive association of EPS with stock returns (R) for SRA firms are higher than that for the non-SRA firms. In addition, findings of this study indicate that EPSC is positively associated with R when EPSC and R are measured by Indonesian rupiah (IDR) instead of by percentage, and the positive association between EPSC and R for the SRA firms is higher than that for the non-SRA firms. Thus, the results are sensitive to measures of the variables. However, this study found that value relevance of BVPS for SRA firms is lower than for non-SRA firms. Implication of this study is that information about the winners of SRA contributes to the usefulness of financial statements, especially the information of EPS and EPSC. View Full-Text
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Sutopo, B.; Kot, S.; Adiati, A.K.; Ardila, L.N. Sustainability Reporting and Value Relevance of Financial Statements. Sustainability 2018, 10, 678.
Sutopo B, Kot S, Adiati AK, Ardila LN. Sustainability Reporting and Value Relevance of Financial Statements. Sustainability. 2018; 10(3):678.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sutopo, Bambang; Kot, Sebastian; Adiati, Arum K.; Ardila, Lina N. 2018. "Sustainability Reporting and Value Relevance of Financial Statements." Sustainability 10, no. 3: 678.
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