University Links: Home Page | Site Map
Covenant University Repository

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Adoption and the Performance of Key Financial Ratios: Evidence from Quoted Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria

Eriki, Emoarehi and Modebe, Nwanneka J. and Okoye, Lawrence U. and ERIN, Olayinka (2017) International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Adoption and the Performance of Key Financial Ratios: Evidence from Quoted Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria. Journal of Policy and Development Studies, 11 (3). pp. 40-47.

[img] PDF
Download (135Kb)

Abstract

Financial ratio is one of the performance measures used by investors to determine the viability of a firm. In view of this assertion, this paper investigates the effect of IFRS on key financial ratios of 11 quoted banks in Nigeria. The study addresses the research hypotheses by comparing the key financial ratios computed under the NGAAP for the three-year period, 2009-2011 and the corresponding three-year period under IFRS regime, 2013-2015 using the Mann Whitney U-Test. The study investigates the effect of IFRS on key financial ratios of listed banks in Nigeria. Evidence from the study shows that at 5 per cent level of significance: (i) Profitability ratios of listed banks under NGAAP differ significantly from those under the IFRS regime. (ii) There is statistically significant difference between short-term solvency ratios of quoted banks under NGAAP and IFRS. (iii) Long-term solvency ratios of quoted banks under NGAAP are significantly different from those under the IFRS regime. (iv) There is significant difference between investment ratios, of listed banks, prepared under NGAAP and IFRS. Based on the above results, the study concludes that adoption of the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) has significant impact on the performance of financial ratios of quoted deposit money banks in Nigeria

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2018 13:14
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10185

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item