Association between Accounting Numbers and Value of Food and Beverages Firms in Nigeria

  •  Nyor Terzungwe    
  •  Nasiru Rabiu    


The degree of statistical relationship between the contents of financial statements and market price of equity is what is termed Value relevance of accounting information. It explains stock market measures using financial information variables and it is a very useful guide to investors in pricing of shares. This study examines the extent of association between accounting information variables of earnings, dividend and book value of equity and market value of listed Food and Beverages firms in Nigeria. Data were collected from the published annual reports of the sampled firms and their market values obtained from the official daily list of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) over a period of 10 years (2001-2010). Using multivariate regression as technique for data analysis, the study established that accounting information of Food & Beverages companies in Nigeria is value relevant. Accordingly, the study recommends the use of financial statements figures of Food and Beverages firms for investment decision.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.