The paper develops a concept of transitory earnings and contrasts this source of earnings to "core" (or recurring) earnings. It is shown that any two of the following three attributes of transitory earnings imply the third: (i) forecasting irrelevance with respect to next-period aggregate earnings, (ii) value irrelevance, and (iii) unpredictability. The paper makes the case that the current "dirty surplus" items make sense, especially if one expands the valuation perspective to also allow for agency considerations.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Review of Accounting Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)