Effects of Age, Size, Sponsor and Government Shareholdings on Profitability: Evidence from Engineering Industry of Bangladesh
Journal of Business, Economics and Finance, Vol. 9, Issue 2, 2020
11 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2020
Date Written: July 1, 2020
Purpose- This paper aims at investigating the effects of age, size, fixed assets utilization, sponsor and government shareholdings on the profitability of engineering industry of Bangladesh for the period of 2000-2019.
Methodology- This paper analyzed 37 out of 39 companies under engineering industry listed on Dhaka Stock Exchange. Fixed effects model has been applied after deciding this from Hausman test to estimate the effects of age, size, fixed asset utilization, sponsor and government shareholdings on the profitability.
Findings- Size, fixed asset utilization, and sponsor shareholding have significant impact on profitability. While fixed asset utilization has positive impact and age, size, sponsor shareholding and government shareholding have negative impact on it. Mixed influences of learning effect and size effect are experienced among the firms.
Conclusion- The findings from the analysis are diversified in nature. The investors and policy makers should have in depth insight to make better decision.
Keywords: Age Effect, Size Effect, Shareholding, Profitability, Engineering
JEL Classification: D21, G32, L25
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