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dc.contributor.authorMusthafa, Sulaima Lebbe
dc.contributor.authorJahfer, Athambawa
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Third International Symposium 2013, pp. 21-30
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the value relevance of accounting information in Sri Lanka. The study uses book value per share (BVPS), earrings per share (EPS) and operating cash flow per share (OCFPS) as the independent variables and market value per share (MVPS) as the dependent variable. Sample of the study includes 310 firm-year observations from 5 largest industry sectors. Ohlson’s (1995) price model and an alternative model with operating cash flow per share are employed. Study finds that BVPS, EPS and OCFPS all have a positive and statistically significant relationship with market value per share. This finding proves that the accounting information is value relevant in Sri Lanka. Comparison of Ohlson model with the alternative model developed in this study reveals that both models are value relevant to Sri Lankan data. However, the alternative model with operating cash flow per share is more informative than the original Ohlson’s (1995) price model in Sri Lanka.en_US
dc.publisherSouth Eastern University of Sri Lankaen_US
dc.subjectAccounting Informationen_US
dc.subjectBook Value Per Shareen_US
dc.subjectEarnings Per Shareen_US
dc.subjectOperating Cash Flow Per Shareen_US
dc.subjectValue Relevanceen_US
dc.titleValue relevance of accounting informationen_US
dc.title.alternativeevidence from Sri Lankaen_US
dc.typeFull paperen_US
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