Australian evidence on analysts' cash flow forecasts

issuance, accuracy and usefulness

Xiaomeng Chen, Meiting Lu*, Yaowen Shan, Yizhou Zhang

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study examines the factors affecting the issuance, accuracy and usefulness of analysts' cash flow forecasts (CFFs) in Australia. Given the economic importance of the mining industry in Australia, we find that analysts are likely to provide CFFs for mining firms with poor financial health and high default risk. In contrast, analysts' provision of CFFs increases with the degree of financial health for non-mining firms. The determinants of the issuance and accuracy of analysts' CFFs also differ in pre- and post-IFRS adoption periods. Our results add new evidence on the effect of IFRS adoption on analysts' cash flow forecasting behaviours.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAccounting and Finance
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Oct 2019


  • Accuracy and usefulness
  • Cash flow forecasts
  • Financial analysts

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