How to Predict Which Acquisitions Will Fail and Generate Negative Stock Returns

Summary of Key Findings It can be difficult to predict which acquisitions are going to fail An academic article using Audit Analytics’ data identified statistically significant negative abnormal returns of 12% for a subset of acquisitions that were excluded from … Continue reading

Literature Review: “The Effect of Enforcement Transparency: Evidence from SEC Comment-Letter Reviews”

In recent years, more attention has been given to policies surrounding transparency in financial reporting practices, such as banks disclosing results of stress tests and the recently proposed “Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Enforcement Transparency Act of 2017”. In 2004, … Continue reading

Audit Analytics for the Classroom

Audit Analytics has become an integral part of the accounting research community. Cited in numerous scholarly papers and used by over 260 universities worldwide, Audit Analytics is a leading source for examining public company disclosures, issues, and trends. Audit Analytics provides … Continue reading

Literature Review: “Qualitative Characteristics of Financial Reporting Errors Deemed Immaterial by Managers”

In this post, we look at a recent paper titled “Qualitative Characteristics of Financial Reporting Errors Deemed Immaterial by Managers” by Preeti Choudhary, Kenneth Merkley, and Katherine Schipper. The authors use Audit Analytics’ databases on restatements and immaterial error corrections to provide an in-depth analysis of the … Continue reading