We examine the relation between disclosure frequency and earnings management,and the impact of this relation on post-issue performance, for a sample of seasoned equityofferings (SEOs). We contend that firms with extensive disclosure are less likely to faceinformation problems, leading to less earnings management and better post-issueperformance. Our results confirm that disclosure frequency is inversely related toearnings management and positively associated with post-issue performance. We alsofind that transparency-reducing disclosure is concentrated in firms that substantially, buttemporarily, increase disclosure prior to the offering. Such firms exhibit more earningsmanagement and poorer post-SEO stock performance, on average.JEL classification:G14; G24; G32; M41
Jo, H., and Y. Kim. "Disclosure Frequency and Earnings Management." Journal of Financial Economics 84.2 (2007): 561-90.