|Title||The effect of capital structure on fims performance of non financial listed companies in Oman.|
|Authors/Creators||Abdul Aziz Abdullah Hamdan Al-Abri (TP053009)|
Many empirical types of research saw the capital structure as one of the characteristics that really affect the performance of the companies. This is because it is directly associated with the ability of a firm to meet the financial obligations and address the stakeholder's satisfaction. Therefore, the overall objective of this study is to investigate the effect of capital structure on the firm performance of non-financial companies listed in Muscat Securities Market (MSM).This study has considered six independent variables, namely long-term debt, firm size, debt to equity ratio, liquidity, tangibility, and sales growth together with firm growth as control variables. Tobin’s Q was used to represent the dependent variable of firm performance while the capital structure was representing independent variable by long-term debt, firm size, and debt to equity ratio, liquidity, tangibility, and firm growth. A panel data was collected from a sample of 70 non-financial listed companies in the Muscat Securities Market for the period from 2014 to 2018. Descriptive statistics, several diagnostics tests and panel regression analysis techniques had been used in this study. The study succeeded to identify that firm size, debt to equity ratio, liquidity and tangibility have a significant relationship with the performance of non-financial listed companies in Muscat Securities Market, while not significant with long-term debt and sales growth.
|Institution||Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)|
|School||Graduate School of Business|
|No. of pages||79|
|Refereed||Yes, this version has been refereed|
A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirement of Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation for the award of the degree of Master of Finance (UCMF1808FIN)
Capital structure ; Firm performance ; Long term debt ; Firm size ; Debt to equity ratio ; Liquidity ; Tangibility ; Sales growth.
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