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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
This paper provides evidence on relationships between earnings and cash flow measures for the firms accepted in Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) over a sample of 83 firms during the period of 1376- 1385. In so doing, we examine the external validity of a U.S.A study of these relationships by Bowen, Burgstahler and Daley (1986). We also extend their study through an industry analysis of the relationships.
Evidence is presented first that shows low correlations between traditional cash flow measures and a more refined cash flow measure. Second, traditional cash flow measures exhibit high correlations with earnings, while the more refined cash flow measure has a lower correlation with earnings. Finally, traditional cash flow measures better predict future cash flows than models based on earnings or a more refined cash flow measure. The industry evidence shows that the results on the first two issues, but not the latter issue, are generalizable across industry categories.