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Predictors of financially distressed small and medium-sized enterprises: A case of Malaysia

Abdullah, Nur Adiana Hiau and Zainudin, Nasruddin and Ahmad, Abd Halim @ Hamilton and Md Rus, Rohani (2014) Predictors of financially distressed small and medium-sized enterprises: A case of Malaysia. In: International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research, 12-13 April 2013, South, Korea.

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This study aims to investigate factors contributing to financial distress among manufacturing SMEs.By employing the logistic regression, we find that age, size, debt ratio, sales to total assets and net income to share capital could predict financially distressed SMEs for the 4-year prior to distress model.However, 3-year prior to distress, more variables, namely age, size, debt ratio, short-term to total liabilities, current ratio and EBIT to total assets, are found to be significant.As companies are nearer to distress situation, less number but important variables emerged.Two year prior to distress, age, debt ratio and EBIT to total assets remained significant while one year prior to distress, only debt ratio could predict financially distressed companies.This ratio is found to be consistently significant in all periods.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN: 2010-4626 (vol.76)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small-Medium Sized Enterprises, Financial Distress.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 02:06
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 06:58
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11731

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