We examine changes in voluntary disclosure of balance sheet and cash flow (BS/CF) information in earnings releases after restatement announcements. We consider these disclosures to be particularly relevant in the restatement context since they help investors interpret accruals and assess reporting quality at a time when information uncertainty is high. We find that BS/CF disclosures drop significantly for at least five quarters following restatement announcements, particularly for severe restatements and those restatements more likely to lead to litigation, and less for firms likely to benefit from reputation-repairing activities. We next consider the impact of BS/CF changes on earnings informativeness and find significantly lower post-restatement earnings response coefficients for firms ceasing BS/CF disclosure, but not otherwise. Overall, we argue that litigation concerns provide a strong disincentive for disclosure following restatement announcements. Our findings add to a growing literature on the importance of disaggregated BS/CF information in interpreting accruals.

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