Capital structure and profitability in Malaysian plantation sector

Sek, Wen Jie (2015) Capital structure and profitability in Malaysian plantation sector. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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This purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the capital structure and profitability of 21 plantation companies which listed in Bursa Malaysia during the years 2009 to 2013. The dependent variable is firms’ profitability, measured by Return on assets (ROA). Independent variables in this study include Debt to assets ratio (DAR), Debt to equity ratio (DER), Firms’ growth (G), Liquidity (LQ), Assets tangibility (TANG) and Degree of operating leverage (DOL). Panel data regression analysis is utilized to analyze on the findings of the study. The result shows that Debt to equity ratio (DER) and Degree of operating leverage (DOL) are positive and significantly related to ROA, while Debt to assets ratio (DAR), Firms’ growth (G), Liquidity (LQ) and Assets tangibility (TANG) are found to be negative and significantly related to ROA.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plantations, capital structure, profitability, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 07:23
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 16:53

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