Financial Distress Prediction Using GA-BP Neural Network Model

  •  Lei Ruan    
  •  Heng Liu    


Financial distress prediction, the crucial link of enterprise risk management, is also the core of enterprise financial distress theory. With currently global economic recession and the gradual perfection of artificial intelligence technology, the study in this paper begins by optimizing the back-propagation (BP) neural network model using the genetic algorithm (GA). In doing so, it can overcome the deficiency that the BP neural network model is slow in convergence and easily trapped into local optimal solution. The study then conducts training and tests on the optimized GA-BP neural network model, using financial distress data from Chinese listed enterprises. As can be seen from the experimental results, the optimized GA-BP neural network model is significantly improved in terms of the accuracy and stability in financial distress prediction. The study in this paper not only provides an effective test model for the automatic recognition and early warning of enterprise financial distress, but also contributes to new thoughts and approaches for the application of artificial intelligence in the field of financial accounting.

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