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IMPACT OF WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ON PROFITABILITY AND VALUE OF FIRM: A STUDY OF MANUFACTURING SECTOR OF PAKISTAN

Munawar Shabbir (), Umer Iftikhar () and Ahtesham Ali Raja ()
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Munawar Shabbir: PhD Scholar, LMS, FCS, National Defense University, Pakistan
Umer Iftikhar: Assistant Professor, PhD, LMS, FCS, National Defense University, Pakistan
Ahtesham Ali Raja: Mphil Scholar, LMS, FCS, National Defense University, Pakistan

IBT Journal of Business Studies (JBS), 2018, vol. 14, issue 2, 14-1

Abstract: Manufacturing is third largest sector of Pakistan's economy. The manufacturing firms convert raw material to finished goods that is useful for people. The whole process (raw material to end product) requires huge amount of working capital. Any anomaly in working capital management directly effects on performance, profitability and value of firm. The present study explores impact of working capital management on profitability as well as on value of firm. The study collects random sample of 30 manufacturing firms registered on Pakistan Stock Exchange for twelve years (2005 to 2016). The regression models were estimated using Generalized Method of Moments. The results showed profitability and value of firms decrease with increase in receivable and inventory turnover because delay in receivables or sale of inventory enhance financing needs for working capital. Liquidity contribute largely in increase profitability as compared to value of firm. However, some variables showed partial results for both models for example profitability increased with rise in growth and cash conversion cycle. Value of firm was decreased with delay in accounts payable turnover because it cased distrust of supplier and investors. We expected size will increase profitability and value but contrary results expressed decline in both. The reseach findings suggest firms in Pakistan should focus on efficient working capital management for better profitability and value addition of firm.

Keywords: Accounts receivable turnover; accounts payable turnover; finished goods; Raw materials. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.46745/ilma.ibtjbs.2018.142.01

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