Prediction of Financial Distress for Electricity Sectors Using Data Mining


Mirzaei, Maryam and Hosseini, Seyed Mehrshad Parvin and Goh, Guan Gan and Sahu, Pritish Kumar (2017) Prediction of Financial Distress for Electricity Sectors Using Data Mining. In: RECENT TRENDS IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY.

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This article addresses the financial aspects surrounding the stability of the electricity sector. We apply a variety of data mining techniques to build financial distress warning models based on the financial statement analysis method. The analysis reveal that neural networks with the accuracy of 80% and above in different scenarios were found to be relatively more accurate compared to decision trees and support vector machines. Additionally, in order to assess the ability of financial indicators, we applied feature selection. The financial ratios analyses proved the significance of profitability, liquidity and financial leverage for the default prediction models. Therefore, it is exigent that companies utilize their assets, liquidity and solvency as the core of their management policy regulations. The key contribution of this paper is the formulation of a proper model for financial distress prediction among electricity sector companies in Iran.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data mining,financial distress,probability of default
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2021 17:00
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2021 17:00


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