The Relationship between Structure of Assets and the Firm's Performance: Evidence from Tehran Stock Exchange
International Journal of Economics, Business and Finance, Vol. 1, No. 8, September 2013
8 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Date Written: September 1, 2013
In recent years, extensive studies have been undertaken concerning the capital structure and performance. However, research on the relationship between structure of assets and performance has not applied. In this paper, the relationship between structure of assets and performance of firms listed in Tehran (Iran) Stock Exchange has been studied in various industries. For this purpose, the ratio of current assets to non-current assets as a structure of assets and Return on Assets (ROA) as criteria for firm performance was used. Findings of investigating 252 firms listed in Tehran Stock Exchange observation in the 2001 to 2012 in the four industries (pharmaceutical, chemical, cement and automobile) suggest in 95% confidence level, signification relation between structure of assets and performance existent. In other words Significant linear relationship between structure of assets and performance of active firms in the industry are examined, in fact, this relationship is different in various industries for examine the relationship, Nonlinearity test was used. Without intervention the moderating variable (in this study is capital structure), these statistical results show that the relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and cement as the relationship logarithmic; that is, with the increasing ratio of current assets to Non-current performance may improve, but its slope is less. In the Automotive industry and the Chemical yield was observed nonlinear relationship between structures of assets.
Keywords: Structure of Assets, Firms Performance, Type of Industrial
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