The determinants of financial distress in Malaysia listed companies / Nor Hasanatul Hasanah Ariffin @ Abu Hassan

Ariffin @ Abu Hassan, Nor Hasanatul Hasanah (2017) The determinants of financial distress in Malaysia listed companies / Nor Hasanatul Hasanah Ariffin @ Abu Hassan. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Each company's situation needs are different solutions to solve the problem. So, the companies should identify first the determinants of financial distress that happened among the companies because it is the one of key to solve the problem. The ability of the companies to determines of financial distress is so important to the companies and to the potential and current investors. The companies use leverage ratio to measure how much capital comes in the form of debt (loans) and also ability of a company to meet its financial obligations. In this study, to identify which of the listed company face of financial distress with look at the leverage ratio. If the long-term debt to equity ratio more than 0.5 times, the companies will classify as face financial distress and will considered to be "highly leveraged". It means most of company assets are financed through debt not equity. This study aims to serve as indicators for managers to monitor their financial position in their companies. This study use panel data. The sample of this research is 30 listed companies are randomly chosen for this study. The companies chosen must incur their long-term debt more than 0.5 times during the period of the study. The data are collected 5 years which are from 2012 to 2016 and Malaysia is a country that chosen to conduct this study. The dependent variable in this is long term debt to equity as a proxy of level financial distress. While independent variables are return on asset, current ratio, times interest earned and net working capital.


Item Type: Student Project
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Ariffin @ Abu Hassan, Nor Hasanatul Hasanah
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Thesis advisor
Misman, Faridah Najuna
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Abd Rahman, Nor Hadaliza
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administrations (Finance)
Keywords: Financial distress, UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2017
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