Determination of dividend payout policy towards construction sector in Malaysia based on shariah compliance / Nurlin Ridhwanuddin

Ridhwanuddin, Nurlin (2017) Determination of dividend payout policy towards construction sector in Malaysia based on shariah compliance / Nurlin Ridhwanuddin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


As people know, the dividend payout policy is one of the most debated topics within corporate finance. The purpose of the study is to determine the main factors that affect dividends policy decision in construction sector based on shariah compliance listed in Bursa Malaysia. We therefore reviewed previous studies to conclude which factors that The potentially could have an impact on the companies dividend payout ratio. The research paper examines determinants among dividend payout of non-financial firms listed on Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE). This study focuses on shariah compliance firms. The data have been taken from construction sector which are 14 listed shariah compliance firms in Bursa Malaysia from 2012 to 2016 on annual basis. Secondary data was collected from audited financial statements of companies from Bursa Malaysia website and the website of non-financial firm. This study is important to investors and manager of the firms. For investors, they should know first what the factors that make the firms give higher dividend payout. Dividend payout ratio was dependent variable while independent variables are profitability, liquidity and current earnings. The profitability was measured by return on equity (ROE) and earnings per share (EPS). Current ratio was used as indicator for liquidity. The proxy used for earnings is the ratio of company's operating earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) to total assets. Descriptive statistics and multiple regressions were used. Current earnings were found to be positively correlated to dividend payout. ROE was negatively significant to dividend payout, EPS was found negatively correlated to dividend payout ratio and current ratio positively insignificant to dividend payout ratio.


Item Type: Student Project
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Ridhwanuddin, Nurlin
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Nasrul, Ferri
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Mohd Sali @ Saleh, Khairuddin
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance > Dividends. Stock dividends. Dividend reinvestment
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation > Stock exchanges. Insider trading in securities
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > Finance, Islamic
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business administration (Hons) Investment Management
Keywords: Dividend payout, Shariah compliance, Return on equity, Interest, Tax, Stock exchange, UiTM Cawangan Johor Segamat
Date: 2017
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