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Statement of cash flows

Why has the statement of cash flows become a more popular tool for financial analysis over the last few years? (300 words)

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Statement of cash flows has become a more popular tool for financial analysis because of management's inability to manipulate cash flows. Earnings can be very easily manipulated by management by recording sales that have not yet happened and other income statement tricks. This is primarily because of the accrual method of accounting that we follow. ...

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The solution explains why the statement of cash flows has become a more popular tool for financial analysis over the last few years.

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