Not Leverage but Change in Leverage Matters for Firms' Future Growth: Evidence from Turkey's Top 1000
Nuri Yildirim ()
International Economic Journal, 2015, vol. 29, issue 3, 503-525
In the financial literature it is generally assumed that a firm's financial leverage is a good measure (proxy) of the firm's access to financing. In this study, it is argued that it is not the firm's debt (leverage), but the change in leverage that more accurately mirrors the firm's true likelihood to have access to external sources of financing. Applying a firm-type analysis and panel data techniques to data on the top 1000 private industrial companies of Turkey for the period 1997-2012, it is shown that it is the change in leverage ratio, not the level of leverage ratio itself that matters for the future firm growth, controlling for profitability, leverage and firm size.
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