Establishing the Relationship between Trademark Valuation and Firm Performance: Evidence from Iran

Ali Reza Mehrazeen, Omid Froutan, Navid Attaran


Valuing intangible assets is a critical issue in modern economics; one of the most important ones is trademarks. In a competitive business environment trademarks can protect and create an advantage for firms. In today’s complex and ever faster growing market, a suitable trademark affects firm performance and it is considered as a fundamental economic asset for organizations. Valuing intangible assets and determining its relation with performance indicators has two main benefits, first it can be useful for various stakeholders such as stockholders, creditors and employees in assessing firm performance and secondly it can draw standard setter’s attention to importance of recognizing and measuring trademarks and other intangible assets in financial statements. The first step in conducting such research is to identify developed and acquired trademarks of listed companies in Tehran Stock Exchange and computing their related value by financial oriented models, then the relationship between trademarks value and accounting performance indicators including net profit (earnings), Return on assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on sales (ROS) is examined. The results extracted from 2001 to 2011 indicate a significant and direct relationship between mentioned performance indicators and trademarks value.

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International Journal of Economics and Finance  ISSN  1916-971X (Print) ISSN  1916-9728 (Online)

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