Predicting Romanian Financial Distressed Companies
AbstractThe study consisted in collecting financial information for a group of distressed and non-distressed Romanian listed companies during the period 2006–2008, in order to create early warning signals for financial distressed companies using the following methodologies: the Logistic and the Hazard model, the CHAID decision tree model and the Artificial Neural Network model (ANN). For each company a set of 14 financial ratios, that reflect the company’s profitability, solvency, asset utilization, growth ability and size, were calculated and then used in the study. A Principal Component Analysis was also used to reduce the dimensionality of the data space and to allow seeing that the 2 types of companies do form 2 distinct groups suggesting that the ratios used are useful enough to predict financial distress. The following 4 data sets were separately analyzed: first-year data to predict distress one year ahead, second-year data for a 2 year-ahead prediction, third-year data for a 3 year-ahead prediction, as well as cumulative three-year data to predict distress 1 year ahead by letting the ratios vary in time. For each data set, several prediction models were created using CHAID, the Logit and Hazard models as well as the ANN and the hybrid-ANN. The results are consistent with the theory and also to previous studies and the out-of-sample forecast accuracy of the estimated models of 73%-100% indicates that the proposed early warning models for the Romanian listed companies are quite efficient.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Bucharest University of Economics, Center for Advanced Research in Finance and Banking - CARFIB in its series Advances in Economic and Financial Research - DOFIN Working Paper Series with number 37.
Date of creation: Nov 2009
Date of revision:
early warning signals; CHAID; ANN;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-11-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-CMP-2009-11-21 (Computational Economics)
- NEP-FOR-2009-11-21 (Forecasting)
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ciprian Necula) The email address of this maintainer does not seem to be valid anymore. Please ask Ciprian Necula to update the entry or send us the correct address.
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.