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Impact of capital structure on firm’s value: Evidence from Bangladesh

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  • Anup Chowdhury

    () (BRAC Business School, BRAC University, Bangladesh.)

  • Suman Paul Chowdhury

    () (BRAC Business School, BRAC University, Bangladesh.)

Abstract

Modigliani & Miller (1958) show the impact of debt-equity ratio on firm value in their capital structure theory. Economist and financial researchers have spent time to develop new thoughts around this theory. Despite their effort the Modigliani & Miller (MM) model is still in vague. In this paper attempt has been made to empirically support the argument of MM. The paper tests the influence of debt-equity structure on the value of shares given different sizes, industries and growth opportunities with the companies incorporated in Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) of Bangladesh. For the robustness of the analysis samples are drawn from the four most dominant sectors of industry i.e. engineering, food & allied, fuel & power, and chemical & pharmaceutical to provide a comparative analysis. A strong positively correlated association is evident from the empirical findings when stratified by industry.

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  • Anup Chowdhury & Suman Paul Chowdhury, 2010. "Impact of capital structure on firm’s value: Evidence from Bangladesh," Business and Economic Horizons (BEH), Prague Development Center, vol. 3(3), pages 111-122, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:pdc:jrnbeh:v:3:y:2010:i:3:p:111-122
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    1. MacKie-Mason, Jeffrey K, 1990. " Do Taxes Affect Corporate Financing Decisions?," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 45(5), pages 1471-1493, December.
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    1. Sakshi Khanna & Amit Srivastava & Yajulu Medury, 2016. "A study of capital structure dynamics on the value of Indian firms using panel threshold regression model," International Journal of Management Practice, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 9(1), pages 40-55.
    2. Süleyman Serdar KARACA & Arif SAVSAR, 2012. "The Effect Of Financial Ratios On The Firm Value: Evidence From Turkey," Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova, vol. 7(1(19)/ Sp), pages 56-63.
    3. repec:dug:actaec:y:2017:i:6:p:334-350 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Capital structure; firm value; wealth maximization; time series; leverage decision.;

    JEL classification:

    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance

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