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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
This paper investigates earnings quality with a balance sheet approach. Earnings quality has various definitions. One of them is Earnings persistence. It means that the company has more ability for maintaining current earnings. We compared accrual component persistence with cash component. We introduced a comprehensive definition of accruals for measuring the accrual component persistence of earnings. Our population includes listed companies in Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) for the period 1380 to 1387. We analyzed a sample of 141 companies. In contrast to prior researches, our findings don't confirm less accrual component persistence of earnings in compare with cash component of earnings.