TitleThe Value Relevance of Equity Method Fair Value Disclosures
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsGraham, R, Lefanowicz, CE, Petroni, K
JournalJournal of Business Finance and Accounting
Date Published2003

We assess the valuation implications of the fair value disclosures made for publicly traded securities accounted for under the equity method. We test the association between investors' stock price metrics and fair value disclosures while controlling for book values on a sample of 172 investor firm-years during 1993”1997. Our results indicate that the information in the fair value disclosures is incremental to the information provided by both an investment's equity method book value and equity method reported income. This suggests that there is nothing unique about investments in publicly traded common stock that involve significant influence that makes the fair value disclosures irrelevant for firm valuation.