CPAR Accounting & Financial Reporting

CPAR - 2021/July, Seg 3 - Economic Value Added - A Net Income Alternative

Economic value, or economic value added, or as some people refer to it, economic profit, is an alternative to net income; many people believe that net income may not be an appropriate measurement to identify value creation for an organization. So an alternative has been developed to evaluate value creation, known as the economic value model. Most companies present their financial statements based on GAAP, generally accepted accounting principles, but there are some weaknesses when we are trying to figure out a company’s value. John Fleming, CPA at Kaplan Financial Education, explains why a net income alternative might be a better measurement in certain situations and to specific companies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the differences between net income or earnings per share and economic profit;
  • Identify related performance metrics associated with understanding economic profit;
  • Recognize how to apply economic profit to a live situation and how the treatment of certain expenses differs when using economic profit vs. GAAP; and
  • Determine the strengths and weaknesses of economic profit.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

Work experience in financial reporting or accounting, or an introductory course in accounting.

Speaker / Author:

John M. Fleming, CPA, MBA, is currently the Director, Content Development for SmartPros LTD, a division of Kaplan Professional Education. SmartPros is an international educational and training company specializing in accounting, finance and ethics educational programs. John previously served as President and Director of Accounting and Auditing for LOSCALZO ASSOCIATES, a division of SmartPros for twenty-eight years. John retired as President of Loscalzo Associates on January 1, 2014.

John’s prior practice experience includes audit, tax, consulting, office management, and human resource responsibilities with Deloitte LLP, Richard Eisner & Company LLP, and Ernst & Young LLP. John is a graduate of LaSalle and Drexel Universities with degrees in accounting and finance.

John, a Pennsylvania CPA, served as the 1999/2000 President of the 8,300 member Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and currently serves as a member of the Institute’s Accounting and Auditing Technical Committee. In 2006, the PICPA recognized John as a Joseph E. Sterrett Fellow for his contributions to the accounting profession and in 2007, the Philadelphia Chapter recognized John with their Champion Award for his contributions to the PICPA, Chapter, profession and community. John has also served as the 2002/2003 President of the American Accounting Association’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

John and his wife Marge live in Medford, New Jersey.


Price (USD)

Standard: $69.90


Course Code : CPAR1521-FM

Release Date : 07/22/2021
Expire Date : 09/10/2022
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Length : 1hr 40min
Course Level : Update
Course Type : Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Accounting

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