Hubungan Manajemen Laba Sebelum IPO dan Return Saham dengan Kecerdasan Investor sebagai Variabel Pemoderasi
Association of Earnings Management before IPO and Stock’s Returns with Investors Sophistication as Moderating Variable
Joni dan Jogiyanto H. M.
The major purpose of this study is to investigate association between earnings management before Initial Public Offerings (IPO) and stock’s returns with investors sophistication as a moderating variable. Institutional ownership is used to proxy investors sophistication.
The JSX’s IPO companies from 1990 to 2002 were used as samples. The first sample was 75 companies which institutional ownership ? 40% and the second was 63 companies that institutional ownership ? 60%. Instrumental Variable Approach (Kang and Sivaramakrishnan, 1995) was used to detect earnings management.
This study provides an evidence that issuers report unusually high earnings management around IPO (two years before and five years after IPO). Issuers used mean reversing strategy in two years before IPO period (income decreasing) for preparing earnings management in the next period (income increasing). Furthermore, this study documented a negative association between earnings management and stock’s returns with investors sophistication as moderating variable. One interpretation of this finding is that high earnings management has substantial stock’s returns consequences when investors sophistication factor was taken into account. This finding is consistent with the prior research developed by Balsam et al., 2002.