Predicting Egyptian Banks Distress

Osama EL-Ansary, Mohamed Saleh


Purpose – the main purpose of the study is to investigate an accurate prediction method for banking distress applied on a set of Egyptian banks.

Methodology - the researchers have compared the prediction accuracy of the discriminant analysis and logistic regression model, to choose the most appropriate one. The data has been collected from the “Bank scope” data base and for the period of 2002–2016.

Findings – the results of the study revealed that the predictive accuracy of discriminant analysis outperformed that of the logistic regression model.

Originality - The study adds value to the literature as it is one of the few studies that is concerned with predicating the banking financial distress especially in Egypt.

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International Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting  ISSN 2162-3082

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