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Disclosure of voluntary accounting ratios by Malaysian listed companies

Abdullah, Azrul and Ku Ismail, Ku Nor Izah (2008) Disclosure of voluntary accounting ratios by Malaysian listed companies. Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, 6 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1985-2517

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Accounting ratios are believed to be of fundamental importance in financial analysis, and therefore are useful addition to financial reports. This paper examines the reporting of voluntary accounting ratio by Malaysian companies in corporate annual reports. Drawing on agency and signaling theories, this paper explores whether associations exist between company performance and disclosure of accounting ratios. In particular, associations are tested between the extent of ratio disclosure and company performance (namely profitable, liquidity, leverage, and company efficiency), size and industry.Six hypotheses are tested using data collected from 2003 annual report of 100 Malaysian listed companies. This paper provides evidence that the extent of voluntary ratio disclosure is low; and size, industry as well as liquidity significantly influence the reporting of ratios in corporate annual reports. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accounting ratios, disclosure, financial report, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 13:55
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 00:45
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4414

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