The Relation Between SFAS No. 95 Cash Flows From Operations and Credit Risk
Bruce K. Billings and
Richard M. Morton
Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 2002, vol. 29, issue 5‐6, 787-805
This study examines the relevance of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 95 operating cash flow disclosures for assessing a primary component of firm risk, namely credit risk. We find that SFAS No. 95 operating cash flows is an important determinant of credit risk, measured by debt ratings, incremental to other profitability and risk–related information. We also find that operating cash flows have a stronger incremental relation to credit risk for firms with a larger proportion of long–term debt and larger firms with lower operating uncertainty. Interestingly, cash flows appear to have less incremental importance for firms in high tech and regulated industries.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bla:jbfnac:v:29:y:2002:i:5-6:p:787-805
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=0306-686X
Access Statistics for this article
Journal of Business Finance & Accounting is currently edited by P. F. Pope, A. W. Stark and M. Walker
More articles in Journal of Business Finance & Accounting from Wiley Blackwell
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().