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An Investigation into the Impact of the Usage of Debt on the Profitability of Romanian Companies


  • Florinita DUCA

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)


The present study examines the relationship between return on equity (ROE), leverage and size of firms. A sample companies registered under Bucharest Stock Exchange were examined. The study employed regression method to estimate the impact of debt level on profitability (measured by Return on Equity or ROE). Debt is used by many companies to leverage their capital and profit. However, debt is not the only factors that effect to leverage capital and profit.

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  • Florinita DUCA, 2012. "An Investigation into the Impact of the Usage of Debt on the Profitability of Romanian Companies," Romanian Statistical Review Supplement, Romanian Statistical Review, vol. 60(3), pages 84-87, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rsr:supplm:v:60:y:2012:i:3:p:84-87

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    1. Christine Erhel & Iain Begg & Jorgen Mortensen, 2010. "Medium term employment challenges of the Lisbon strategy," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) hal-00616806, HAL.
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    Profitability; firm size; financial structure; leverage; return on equity;

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    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General


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