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Unformatted text preview: ign Financial Statement Analysis – Problems and Solutions Timeliness Timeliness is one aspect of the relevance of information. This varies significantly internationally since filing deadlines differ from country to country. Among developed countries, the U.S. and Canada are the most timely, whereas continental Europe is the least. Requirements about the frequency of information also vary internationally from quarterly to annual reporting. There is very little investors can do to overcome these problems. It’s up to the regulators. Foreign Financial Statement Analysis – Foreign Financial Statement Analysis – Problems and Solutions Differences in accounting principles Differences in accounting principles often result in significantly different income and other financial statement amounts. Some of the biggest problem areas are consolidations, fixed asset valuation and depreciation, and goodwill. These differences cause some investors to limit the scope of their investments!!! Foreign Financial Statement Analysis – Foreign Financial S...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2014 for the course ACCTG 5140 taught by Professor Marleneplumlee during the Summer '13 term at University of Utah.

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