Dividend Payout and Bonds Risk in Listed Companies from Malaysia

Sophee Sulong, Bin Balia and Owais, Khan and Muhammad Abdullah, Bin Zaidel (2019) Dividend Payout and Bonds Risk in Listed Companies from Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 9 (1). pp. 271-283. ISSN 2222-6990

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The study aims to examine the effect of dividend payout on distance to default of bonds issued by non-financial firms listed on Bursa Malaysia. For this purpose, the data is collected of 298 nonfinancial firms over the period 2006-2015. This paper focus on whether Dividend payout (hereafter abbreviate as DPO) is effect on distance to default (hereafter abbreviate as DtD). This study followed the Bharath and Shumway (2008) DtD mixtures model and combining both accounting and marketbased evidence to unravel the Malaysian corporate bonds DtD quality. The results indicated that an increase in dividend payout would results an increase in distance to default (DtD). Further indication on the determinants of DtD is found to be strong to various sensitivity examinations with different trials of variable. Bonds are increasingly playing a more critical role in the private debt intermediation process and are becoming more interconnected with financial system and more significant role in the development of corporate bonds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distance to Default (DtD), dividend payout (DPO), determinants of DtD, Bursa Malaysia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2019 00:23
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2021 14:17
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/26664

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