We demonstrate that analysts revise their forecasts of net operating income downward following the announcement of an equity-for-debt swap. Their revisions are positively correlated with the size of the stock-price reaction to the swap announcement. This evidence supports the hypothesis that announcements of equity-for-debt swaps convey information about the expected level of cash flows of the firm. We also provide evidence that this information is about transitory changes in the expected cash flows.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Journal of Financial Economics|
|State||Published - Dec 1989|