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The effectiveness of accounting-based dividend covenants

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Published by Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPaul M. Healy.
SeriesWP -- #2514, Working paper (Sloan School of Management) -- 2514-89.
ContributionsSloan School of Management.
The Physical Object
Pagination27, [10] leaves :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17940651M
OCLC/WorldCa24854400

I find that managers manage earnings upward in the quarters preceding a debt-covenant violation, but downward in the quarter a violation occurs. And they continue to manage earnings downward while. The main finding is that a firm-bank relationship can be an effective mechanism for corporate governance in Taiwan. Keywords: Firm-Bank relationship, Dividend Payouts, Accounting Conservatism because most banks’ debts follow accounting-based covenants, banks it” is the ratio of firm i’s cash dividends to the book value of its.   The debt to equity ratio measures the riskiness of a company's financial structure by comparing its total debt to its total ratio reveals the relative proportions of debt and equity financing that a business employs. It is closely monitored by lenders and creditors, since it can provide early warning that an organization is so overwhelmed by debt that it is unable to meet its.


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The effectiveness of accounting-based dividend covenantsCited by:   Accounting-based dividend constraints in lending contracts are imperfect means of mitigating conflicts of interests between stockholders and bondholders since managers have flexibility to make accounting decisions to circumvent the by: Firms cut dividends and do not appear to make accounting changes to circumvent the dividend restriction.

The magnitude of the dividend cut is proportional to the tightness of the dividend constraint. This suggests that accounting-based covenants are effective means for bondholders to restrict The effectiveness of accounting-based dividend covenants book dividend by: 14 Du THEEFFECTIVENESSOFACCOUNTING-BASED DIVIDENDCOVENANTS SchoolofManagement MassachusettsInstituteofTechnology 1 WP# was 14 Du THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ACCOUNTING-BASED DIVIDEND COVENANTS Paul M.

Healy School of Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology Krishna G. Palepu Graduate School of Business Administration Harvard University lAff February Forthcoming: Journal of Accounting and Economics [MAY 13 i The paper has benefited. Effectiveness of accounting-based dividend covenants.

Paul M. Healy and Krishna G. Palepu. Journal of Accounting and Economics,vol. 12, issueDate: References: Add references at CitEc Citations: View citations in EconPapers (35) Track citations by. Healy, Paul M., and Krishna G. Palepu.

"Effectiveness of Accounting-Based Dividend Covenants." Journal of Accounting & Econom nos. (January ): 97– Cited by: Healy, Paul M. & Palepu, Krishna G., "Effectiveness of accounting-based dividend covenants," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol.

12(), pages. Dividends optimally increase with cash flows and accounting earnings (Healy and Palepu (), Gjesdal and Antle ()) and are restricted by contractible but imperfect accounting-based covenants. Abstract.

This chapter discusses aspects of the role of debt contracts and covenants in corporate governance. It reviews evidence on types and incidence of debt covenants in both public and private debt and discusses evidence on contemporary developments in debt contracting practice and newly emerging debt covenants, placing debt covenant practice in historical context, and stressing the.

This paper constructs a theory of dividend restrictions in incomplete markets in an attempt to better understand the role of accounting constructions in optimal dividend restrictions. An entrepreneur, through his company, borrows money from a lender, and repays the debt from a.

This paper studies the conditions under which accounting-based debt covenants increase firm value in a setting that incorporates the conflicting incentives of shareholders, bondholders, and managers. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

Skip to main content. Try Prime The Effectiveness of Accounting-based Dividend Covenants. by Paul M Healy and Sloan School of Management | Sep 5, Hardcover $ $ FREE Shipping on. The issuer's maximum dividend payment is specified using accounting numbers.

These accounting-based covenants are included in contracts to prevent the issuer's default risk from increasing. Compared to the collateral-based covenants, the number of set accounting-based covenants in Japan is small (% of full sample). This paper studies the bank's decision on waiver of debt- covenant violations, loan renegotiation, and borrower's dividend policies and accounting choice.

It delineates the conditions under which the borrower has an incentive to manipulate accounting information.

The functional objectives guiding most covenants are full disclosure of information, preservation of net worth, maintenance of asset quality, maintenance of adequate cash flow, control of growth, control of management, assurance of legal existence and concept of going concern, and provision for lender profit or program goals.

payout rate, the effect of dividend covenants on investment concentrates in firms with lower payout rate. We interpret the result as consistent with Kalay’s () observation that dividend covenants induce precautionary use of cash among firms paying less dividends than the maximum allowed by the covenants.

Briefly, almost all contracts contained at least one covenant; the mean number of covenants was per contract; 41% of contracts contained at least one accounting-based covenant with the modal number being two (in 33% of all contracts); dividend restrictions were present in 40% of contracts, mode two covenants (in 31% of all contracts.

We examine the relation between financial accounting characteristics and accounting- based debt covenants. We hypothesize that use of accounting-based covenants is more likely when asymmetric timeliness is higher and accounting discretion is reduced, because the covenants can more efficiently reduce agency costs in these circumstances.

"Effectiveness of accounting-based dividend covenants," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 12(), pagesJanuary.

Lys, Thomas, "Mandated accounting changes and debt covenants: The case of oil and gas accounting," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol.

6(1), pagesApril. Similarly, covenants are also written on values from the balance sheet; these include covenants requiring a minimum level for the book value of equity (net worth) or a maximum amount of debt in the capital structure (leverage).

If the borrower fails to maintain a covenant threshold, the debt enters technical default. Dividend Covenant. Effective on the Effective Date, section of the Credit Agreement is amended to add an exception thereto, with the result that, as so amended, section of the Credit Agreement reads in its entirety as follows: ().

Effectiveness of Accounting-Based Dividend Covenants. Financial Markets and the Allocation of Capital. Financial Reporting, Supplemental Disclosures, and Bank Share Prices.

Firm Size and the Information Content of Prices with Respect to Earnings. A covenant is a contractual requirement that one party to a contract either specifically complete a task or to refrain from doing something.

The term is frequently used in lending agreements, where a borrower is not allowed to do certain things, such as pay dividends, while the loan is still a covenant is breached, the lender has the right to call the associated loan. Accounting-Based Constraints in Public and Private Debt Agreements: Their Association with Leverage and Impact on Accounting Choice Paul M.

Healy and Krishna G. Palepu Effectiveness of Accounting-Based Dividend Covenants Joy Begley Debt Covenants and Accounting Choice Comments on: Duke/Hunt paper Press/Weintrop paper Healy/Palepu paper.

Accounting Rules for Debt Covenants * Moritz Hiemann † November Abstract. This paper examines the properties of accounting rules designed to maximize the effi-ciency of accounting-based debt covenants in a setting with incomplete contracts and asset sub-stitution.

Accounting takes the role of a state-contingent decision facilitator by. The Trade-off Between Covenant Effectiveness and Loan Pricing Jensen and Meckling () argue that lenders will price-protect themselves against a lack of effectiveness of covenants in mitigating reductions in the value of debt.

The inclusion of accounting changes in the calculation of covenant compliance will reduce covenant effectiveness. The net worth category of covenants is ripe for misinterpretation and lender problems. First these covenants are maintenance covenants and are measured on a balance sheet. That means that the covenant applies at a specific date, and a month later the covenant ratio can be substantially different.

Accounting-based constraints in public and private debt agreements: Their association with leverage and impact on accounting choice pp. Eric G. Press and Joseph B. Weintrop Effectiveness of accounting-based dividend covenants pp.

Paul M. Healy and Krishna G. Palepu Debt covenants and accounting choice pp. Joy Begley. The most common financial ratios used in debt covenants include debt to cash flow, interest coverage, leverage, current, and debt to equity.

Negative debt covenants state what the borrower cannot do and may include restrictions on incurring additional long-term debt, paying cash dividends in excess of certain thresholds, or selling certain assets.

Effectiveness of Accounting-Based Dividend Covenants. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 12, Healy, P. M., & Wahlen, J. A Review of the Earnings Management Ukuran Perusahaan, Leverage, Price Earning Ratio, Price to Book Value, dan Earning Per Share Terhadap Manajemen Laba.

Initiation dan Dividend Omission. Jurnal. Accounting-based covenants and credit market access cutting back on dividends. In contrast, we argue that profitability covenants limit leverage indirectly by becoming binding upon earnings or cash flow deteriorations and giving lenders an We hypothesize that profitability covenants are effective only when earnings are.

IAS 10 contains requirements for when events after the end of the reporting period should be adjusted in the financial statements. Adjusting events are those providing evidence of conditions existing at the end of the reporting period, whereas non-adjusting events are indicative of conditions arising after the reporting period (the latter being disclosed where material).

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If the dividend payout is too high, it may enhance the risk of the lenders. That’s why one of the most common debt covenants is restricting the borrower from paying a huge dividend. Positive Debt Covenants.

Positive debt covenants are things that the borrowers must do to ensure that they get the loan. Below is a Positive bond Covenant example. Cash payout covenants restrict dividends, prepayment of subordinated debt – even prepayment of the bank loan itself. These kinds of provisions could inhibit the ability to buy out a partner or shareholder.

Financing covenants impose limits on debt, debt-like contracts such as leases, or on changes in capital structure. They restrict loans to. Financial Covenant.

As of the last day of each fiscal quarter of the Borrower, commencing with the first full fiscal quarter-end date occurring after the Effective Date, the ratio of Consolidated Debt to Total Capitalization shall not be greater than ; provided that upon the consummation of any Material Acquisition and the written election of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent.

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Preferred Stock Dividends. Stock preferred as to dividends means that the preferred stockholders receive a specified dividend per share before common stockholders receive any dividends. A dividend on preferred stock is the amount paid to preferred stockholders as a return for the use of their money.

For no-par preferred stock, the dividend is a specific dollar amount per share per year, such. Start studying Accounting Ch. 14 - Dividends & Worksheets.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Financially distressed firms experiencing debt covenant violations and/or debt restructuring during the –96 period are used to evaluate the management's choice of discretionary accruals.

Discretionary accruals are calculated based on four different accrual models. The adoption of the last-in first-out (LIFO) inventory costing method in periods of price inflation typically depresses reported earnings below levels that would have been reported without LIFO adoption, but increases cash flows through deferral of U.S.

taxes to the indefinite future.(1) This paper examines changes in levels of cash dividend payments surrounding LIFO adoption.5. Covenants restricting dividends are also rare in Germany (see Leuz et al., Leuz, C., Deller, D.

and Stubenrath, M. An international comparison of accounting-based pay-out restrictions in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Accounting and Business Research, – [Taylor & Francis Online], [Google Scholar]).

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