Comparing the value-relevance of AAOIFI versus IFRS accounting numbers in the Takaful industry

Mariem Mejri, Hakim Ben Othman, Hussein A. Abdou, Khaled Hussainey

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Abstract

Purpose
This study aims to compare the value relevance of accounting numbers prepared under the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) standards with those produced under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Takaful companies (TC).

Design/methodology/approach
The authors assess the value relevance of accounting numbers using the Easton and Harris (1991) and Ohlson (1995) return and price models. They also use 54 insurance companies from 10 developing countries in Asia and the Middle East from 2006 to 2015.

Findings
The analysis shows that book value is significantly related to stock price under AAOIFI and IFRS. It also shows that TC adopting AAOIFI accounting standards have a more significant effect on stock price. This suggests that AAOIFI standards are more value relevant than IFRS.

Practical implications
TC and their stakeholders can use the findings to determine which accounting standards (IFRS or AAOIFI) produce the more relevant accounting information. This study is useful for investors that consider Islamic ethical practices to make their investment decisions for the standards-setting bodies that focus on establishing accounting standards for the Takaful industry.

Originality/value
The authors investigate a new aspect of the topic of value relevance. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, they believe this is the first paper examining the value relevance of TC’ accounting information prepared under AAOIFI and IFRS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1087
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research
Volume14
Issue number7
Early online date19 Dec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2023
Externally publishedYes

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