International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Analysis of the determinants of Capital Structure in sugar and allied industry
Tariq Naeem Awan, Prof. Majed Rashid, Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman

This paper attempts to determine the capital structure of listed firms in the sugar and allied industry of Pakistan. The study finds that a specific industry’s capital structure exhibits unique attributes, which are usually not apparent in the combined analysis of many sectors as done by Shah & Hijazi (2005). The study took 33 firms in the sugar sector, listed at the Karachi Stock Exchange for the period 1999-2004 and analyzed the data by using pooled regression in a panel data analysis. Following the model developed by Rajan & Zingle (1995) it has chosen four independent variables i.e. firm size (measured by natural log of sales), tangibility of assets, profitability and growth and further analyzed the effects on leverage. The results, except for firm size and growth were found highly significant.

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