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Usefulness of cash flow in business decision making

Amran, Noor Afza and Ali Abdi, AbdiNassir (2012) Usefulness of cash flow in business decision making. Journal of Business and Economics, 3 (5). pp. 344-350. ISSN 2155-7950

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This research examines the relationship between future cash flows with earnings, dividend per share, depreciation, and capital expenditures.Using a sample of 100 companies listed on Bursa Malaysia between 2005 until 2010, this study applies ordinary least squares and fixed-effects method to estimate the regression model.Findings reveal that Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA), Capital Expenditure and Depreciation significantly influence the Free Cash Flow.EBITDA and Capital Expenditure has shown positive relationship with free cash flow, but Depreciation reflects a negative relationship with free cash flow.These findings may provide useful information to investors and businessmen on how to plan and manage the cash flow.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cash flow; usefulness; decision-making; business
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Noor Afza Amran
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 02:03
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 00:13
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9183

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