The determinants of dividend payout of industrial goods sector listed in Bursa Malaysia / Nur Hafiesha Che Ab Halim

Che Ab Halim, Nur Hafiesha (2019) The determinants of dividend payout of industrial goods sector listed in Bursa Malaysia / Nur Hafiesha Che Ab Halim. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu.


Dividend puzzle is one of the heated issues in dividend topic among corporate finance or firms and also one of the topics that many researchers continue to investigate due to a lot of questions still unsolved since years ago. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between internal factors which include profitability, financial leverage, liquidity, and growth opportunities towards dividend payout of Industrial Goods Sectors that listed in Bursa Malaysia. This study employs a panel data analysis of 15 of Industrial Goods Firms listed in Bursa Malaysia. Fixed Effect model has been selected in this study by using STATA program. The sources of data are Thomson Reuters Eikon and Bursa Malaysia website based on yearly basis for financial year from 2007 to 2017 which included 165 observations. Based on the range data, this study is conducted based on highly debt firms (50% debt) in year 2017. Thus, this study shows that the independent variables which are profitability and growth opportunities have positive and significant relationship with dividend payout. Besides, liquidity also has positive relationship but insignificant with dividend payout. Meanwhile, financial leverage has negative insignificant with dividend payout of Industrial Goods Sector. Therefore, the findings from this study may be useful for future researchers and the firms’ management in order to help them deciding the dividend payout to shareholders and also could help shareholders making a good investment decision.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Che Ab Halim, Nur Hafiesha
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Mohamad, Zuraida
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance > Dividends. Stock dividends. Dividend reinvestment
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu > Dungun Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor Of Business Administration (Hons) Finance
Keywords: Dividend Payout, Profitability, Financial Leverage, Liquidity, Growth Opportunities, Industrial Goods Sectors
Date: 2019
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