Firm characteristics and financial performance: evidence from manufacturing companies in Malaysia/ Nurul Atiqah Shamshir

Shamshir, Nurul Atiqah (2017) Firm characteristics and financial performance: evidence from manufacturing companies in Malaysia/ Nurul Atiqah Shamshir. [Student Project]


Using the panel data analysis, the purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between firm characteristics and financial performance of manufacturing companies in Malaysia. In this study, data of 30 companies in between the years 2013 to 2017 has been used. The researcher measured the financial performance through the return on assets (ROA) while the firm characteristics used are tangible assets through the ratio of tangible assets to total assets, firm size measured by the total assets, leverage through the ratio of total debt to equity, and current ratio measured by current assets to current liabilities as well as inventory turnover measured by cost of goods sold to average inventory. In this study, the findings are tangible assets and firm size have positively significant relationship towards ROA while leverage ratio has negatively significant towards ROA. Besides that, current ratio and inventory turnover are insignificant relationship towards ROA. The findings will be used to guide manufacturing companies on financial decision in areas of tangible assets, firm size and leverage ratio because these firm characteristics have effects with financial performance.


Item Type: Student Project
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Shamshir, Nurul Atiqah
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Abd Latif, Ruziah
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Mohamed, Nur liana
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Balance sheets. Financial statements. Including corporation reports. Financial reporting. Financial disclosure
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administrations (Hons) Finance
Keywords: Financial, Liabilities, Return on asset, ROA, UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2017
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