Net Income, Book Value and Cash Flows: The Value Relevance in Jordanian Economic Sectors
Dhiaa Shamki and
Azhar Abdul Rahman
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Dhiaa Shamki: College of Business, University Utara Malaysia
Azhar Abdul Rahman: College of Business, University Utara Malaysia
International Journal of Business and Social Research, 2011, vol. 1, issue 1, 123-135
This paper examines the value relevance of financial statements variables namely net income, book value and cash flows simultaneously relative to Jordanian services and industrial firms for the period from 2000 to 2009. The main findings of this paper are three- dimensional. First, net income is value relevant, while book value and cash flows are irrelevant. Second, net income is more value relevant than book value and cash flows in both sectors. Third, this value relevance is greater in services sector than in industrial sector. The study shows that net income assist more in explaining market values in Jordanian services and industrial firms. Since research on the value relevance of these variables has neglected Jordan (and the Middle Eastern region), the study tries to fill this practical gap. The study is the first in Jordan that examines the value relevance of net income, book value and cash flows simultaneously and compares this value relevance according to Amman Stock Exchange sectors in one study in Jordan.
Keywords: value relevance; share price; net income; book value; cash flows and Jordan. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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