The Review of Literature on the Role of Earnings, Cash Flows and Accruals in Predicting of Future Cash Flow

Mwila Joseph Mulenga, Meena Bhatia



Research on the relative ability of accounting information aims in examining the ability of accounting information to predict future cash flow and earnings, based on the assertion given by Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) which states that the earnings and its components  have a better predictive power than cash flow itself (FASB,1978 para 44). Many studies have been conducted by various researchers but only few of these studies succeed to match with this assertion. This study aims to provide review on the study related to ability of earnings, cash flows from operations and accruals to predict future cash flows where methodology used in this line of research and presentation of empirical results are discussed. The review provides in depth discussion for the purpose of assisting the researchers to get familiarity with line of financial accounting research investigated capital market based accounting research and also as guidance for future researchers.

Keywords: Cash flow from operations, Earnings, Accruals, Prediction, Capital Market Based Accounting Research.  


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