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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Earnings management checked between changes in profit margins and asset turnover ratio


Volume 10, Issue 3, March 2015, Pages 1028–1037
Accounting, Economics and Financial Management Conference (AEFMC 2014), Iran 26-27 October 2014

 Earnings management checked between changes in profit margins and asset turnover ratio

Arefeh Mohaghegh1

1 Department of Accounting, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran

Original language: English

Received 28 February 2015

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This paper aims to study and investigate the relationship of earnings management detection through changes in the profit margin and asset turnover ratio. It is applied based on the objective and its statistical population includes the investment companies listed on the Stock Exchange during 2007 until the end of financial year 2012. According to the main result of this study, there is a significant inverse relationship between the dependent variable (aggregate accruals) and changes in profit margins. In other words, by increasing the aggregate accruals, the changes in profit margins will decline, and vice versa. The dependent variable (aggregate accruals) has a direct and significant relationship with the changes in the asset turnover ratio. This means that as the result of the increase in the aggregate accruals, the changes in profit margins will raise, and vice versa. Calculations indicate a one unit increase in the amount of profit margin variable reduces the aggregate accruals to -1.09E+10. Furthermore, a one unit increase in the asset turnover variable leads to the enhanced aggregate accruals to 8331.777.

Author Keywords: Earnings management, accruals, financial ratios.


How to Cite this Article


Arefeh Mohaghegh, “Earnings management checked between changes in profit margins and asset turnover ratio,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1028–1037, March 2015.