Do marketing-related intangible assets affect the company's net income?




marketing-related intangible assets, intangibles, net income, financial performance, trade name, trademark, marketing expenses (costs), regression analysis


The study examines the correlation between marketing-related intangible assets and net income for the last reporting period
of 100 U.S. stock market leaders. Given that 102 companies were included in this ranking, but not all of them reported the
necessary information for the calculations, the sample for regression analysis was 44 companies. Based on information on
marketing-related intangible assets available in the companies’ reports, we concluded that the hypothesis that marketingrelated intangible assets determine net income is rejected because this factor is considered insignificant (Model 1). Of the four
analyzed models, Model 4 is optimal for further use, which confirms the significant impact of marketing costs (expenses) on
the company’s net income. Our study makes two important contributions. First, the regression analysis based on the reporting
data of companies refutes the hypothesis that marketing-related intangible assets affect the company’s net income. Second,
the proposed model (Model 4) confirms the significant impact of marketing expenses (costs) on net income, which leads to
appropriate recommendations for further improvement of this model.


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Zavalii, T., Vikarchuk, O. ., & Constantinou, C. . (2022). Do marketing-related intangible assets affect the company’s net income?. Public Policy and Accounting, (1(5), 3–14.