Determinants of dividend payout ratios in Malaysia / Nuradylin Mary Abdullah

Abdullah, Nuradylin Mary (2008) Determinants of dividend payout ratios in Malaysia / Nuradylin Mary Abdullah. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

This study seeks to examine the determinants of dividend payout ratios of listed companies in Malaysia. The analyses were performed using data derived from the annual reports of companies listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) during a three-year period.
The result of the study indicated that dividend payout ratios are related to profitability and growth. Conversely, risk and cash flow is not significant predictor for dividend payouts during the three periods under study. The results suggested that despite of low or negative cash flow the companies continue to pay dividends to their shareholders. Companies that increase dividend payouts have lower risk. From the study it can be concluded that profitability and growth on sales influencing dividend payout in the period of study. Factors like risk and cash flow are not significant in determining dividend payout.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Abdullah, Nuradylin Mary
2004628471
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Income. Factor shares
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Income distribution. Distributive justice
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan Campus > Faculty of Accountancy
Programme: Master of Accountancy Programme
Keywords: Dividends, Determinants, KLSE
Date: 2008
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43351
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