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Financial Structure and the Profitability of Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria

Imoleayo, Foyeke O. and Faboyede, Olusola Samuel and Adeyemo, Kingsley A (2016) Financial Structure and the Profitability of Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria. Journal of Accounting, Finance and Auditing Studies, 2 (3). pp. 56-63.

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Abstract

Finance mix is a major factor that affects the liquidity and the going concern of a business enterprise. After an idea has been conceived by an entrepreneur, there is need to also analyse the capital required for startup and means of financing the project. A good combination of sources of finance is expected to boost the profitability of an organization, but if not properly mixed, could have a negative effect on the profitability of the organization. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the effects of financial structure on the profitability of manufacturing companies in Nigeria. This study employed the use of secondary data. The Spearman’s Rank correlation and regression techniques were used for analysis, using the STATA Package for a sample of 25 manufacturing companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for the period 2008-2012. The study showed that equity has a significant positive relationship with the profitability of manufacturing companies in Nigeria. The study recommends that managers should place greater emphasis on the facilitation of equity capital and policy makers should encourage manufacturing companies by reducing the cost of debt.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial Structure, Profitability, Manufacturing Companies, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 09:05
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:05
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8587

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