Financial Forecasts


Financial forecasting allows you to give your businesses access to cohesive reports, allowing finance departments to establish business goals that are both realistic and feasible - and to provide an understanding of where impactful decision-making stems from. It also provides your risk and underwriting teams with the valuable insights they need. See how your businesses performed in the past and the way it will compare to their future.

How it Works?

Railz has built proprietary financial forecasting models that allow you to forecast three years of financial statements, including a pro-forma Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement. Unlike other financial forecasting solutions in the market, Railz produces account-level forecasts so you have the highest granularity available to make informed decisions upon.

The /financialForecasts endpoint gives Railz's customers the ability to access the following financial forecasts via our API and Dashboard:

  • Balance Sheet
  • Income Statement
  • Cashflow Statement


Accuracy of Forecasts

Financial forecasts rely on historical data. The smaller the historical data, the less accurate are the financial forecasts of a business.

Financial Forecasting Scenarios

Customers are able to adjust the forecasted results through scenario analysis to help understand risks, the impact of different market conditions, and the potential results of certain decisions. The percentile parameter can be used to adjust the forecasted values by providing a value between 0 and 1 (exclusive) to mimic the different market & risk scenarios:

  • A percentile p of 0.5 represents the baseline forecast of a business.
  • A percentile p of (0, 0.5) represents a pessimistic forecast and adjusts each account proportionally by p to reflect a pessimistic financial scenario for the business.
  • A percentile p of (0.5, 1) represents an optimistic forecast and adjusts each account proportionally by p to reflect an optimistic financial scenario for the business.

Accounts are adjusted based on the historical distribution observed amongst accounts within each financial statement.


See the Financial Forecasts data model and API documentation for more details.


Missing Financial Forecasts?

A missing financial statement for a reporting period (e.g. due to no cashflow activity during that period), will result in an incomplete set of financial forecasts.

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