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The study evaluated the effect of fair value reporting on financial profitability and firm value with focus on deposit money banks listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange Using a sample of 13 banks quoted on the Exchange, the study employed secondary data gathered from published annual reports of eight years (four years pre-IFRS, historical value measurement and four years post-IFRS fair value measurement) 2008 to 2015. The study was anchored on the agency theory while descriptive analysis was employed to summarize data collected while SPSS Version 23 software and regression analysis were used to analyze data. The result support the hypothesis that fair value reporting does not significantly affect reported profitability. Fair value was however found to affect firm valuation. Overall, this study suggests that he study concludes that in order to effectively evaluate financial performance and position, knowledge of fair value is not enough. Users also need to know the historical cost of the investment. Therefore, companies should adopt a hybrid form of measurement (measurements which entail both fair and historical values) in reporting their activities to reflect actual value creation.
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