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Analysis of Dividend Policy of the Romanian Financial Investment Companies


  • Nicoleta BARBUTA-MISU

    () (Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania)


The purpose of dividend policy, promoted by a joint-stock company may be: building trust and forming a true business ownership, business growth, increase creditworthiness of the company and of trust others to it. The paper aim is to study the dividend policy to those five Romanian Financial Investment Companies in the period 2006-2012, through a series of specific indicators such as: dividend per share, dividend growth rate, dividend distribution rate, dividend yield, earnings per share, price earnings ratio, in order to reflect the performance and the impact of financial crisis on their performance on the financial market. Tracking the dynamics of these indicators allows us to draw conclusions on the position of the companies on the securities market, and their level influences the decision of shareholders to maintain or withdraw of shares, to invest in other more profitable businesses. Dividend yields made every year by Financial Investment Companies justify the high interest from investors for these shares. Currently, these companies offer a very attractive return for investors compared to the average dividend yield of the Stock Exchange. The evolution of the price earnings ratio shows the normal trend of rise of the companies’ shares in the period 2007-2008, after that they have entered the market at highly undervalued levels especially after declining in 2008.

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  • Nicoleta BARBUTA-MISU, 2013. "Analysis of Dividend Policy of the Romanian Financial Investment Companies," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 3, pages 23-32.
  • Handle: RePEc:ddj:fseeai:y:2013:i:3:p:23-32

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    1. Richard Hauser, 2013. "Did dividend policy change during the financial crisis?," Managerial Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 39(6), pages 584-606, May.
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    Dividend policy; Company performance; Financial market; Payout policy; Earnings per share; Dividend yield; Price earning ratio;

    JEL classification:

    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G35 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Payout Policy


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