Capital Structure and Commercial Banks Performance in Nigeria

Adeniyi, Akindele Jamiu and Asri, Marsidi and Babatunji, Adedeji Samuel (2020) Capital Structure and Commercial Banks Performance in Nigeria. International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, 10 (1). pp. 239-249. ISSN E-ISSN: 2225-8329, P-ISSN: 2308-0337

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Decision relating to capital structure is of great important to an organization as capital performs several indispensable functions in the operations of banks, among which are to mitigate against risk and fragility, maintenance of public confidence as well as enhancing deposits mobilization and efficiency. It is imperative for managers to choose an appropriate financing mix which is a key decision for the growth and going concern of any financial institutions. This study used profit after tax and earnings per share as a measure of performance and employed panel regression technique to analyse data collected from a sample of fourteen quoted commercial banks between 2009 to 2016. The result shows a significant relationship between debt and profitability of commercial banks in Nigeria. The study concludes that debt can be significantly influenced by liquidity and shareholders’ wealth. Consequently, the study recommend that commercial bank managers should not depend on debt capital as a source of financing the organization capital structure but rather use retained earnings of the business and consider debt as the least alternatives

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capital Structure, Commercial Banks, Debt, Financial Performance, Nigeria, UNIMAS, university, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 03:31
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2021 03:36

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