Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2014, 62, 347-353

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201462020347
Published online 2014-05-23

Roe in Turbulent Time

Patrizia Gazzola1, Stefano Amelio2

1Department of Economics, Insubria University, Via Monte Generoso 71, 21100 Varese, Italy
2Department of Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods, via Moroni 255, 24127 Bergamo, Italy

The aim of the paper is to compare the utility of the net income (NI) and of the comprehensive income for the evaluation of financial performance of the company and to verify whether the total comprehensive income (TCI) is more value relevant than the net income especially in times of crisis (IAS 1, par. 5).
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has continued to emphasize a financial measure called other comprehensive income (OCI) as a valuable financial analysis tool. The FASB’s goal is to issue guidance to improve the comparability, the consistency and the transparency of financial reporting. Especially in the period of financial crises, OCI measure is also quite helpful to understand the company’s situation.
The methodology in the elaboration of this article comes from the author’s previous research, which formed the main part of the overall research. The new research was based on the previous one but we have increased the number of financial statements analyzed by including companies of the free market for the year 2011.
In the last part of the paper we show the results of empirical research on the income statement of the Czech companies, which adopted IAS/IFRS principles.

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