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The Impact Of Degree Of Financial Leverage And Degree Of Operating Leverage On The Systematic Risk Of Common Stock

Khadija Younas () and Muhammad Sarmad
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Khadija Younas: Student of Master of Business Administration Department, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Sub-Campus Burewala-Vehari, Pakistan
Muhammad Sarmad: Student of Master of Business Administration Department, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Sub-Campus Burewala-Vehari, Pakistan

Malaysian E Commerce Journal (MECJ), 2020, vol. 4, issue 1, 24-32

Abstract: The aim of this study is that the to evaluate the effect of financial leverage and operating leverage on the systematic risk of stock. In trendy competitive business era, the power to extend come of the firm is usually depends on economical use of leverage within the capital structure. Leverage is outlined as an extended term debt funding that improves the permanent financial performance yet because the success of the organization. It conjointly explained because the use borrowed funds to ascertain investment and come thereon investment however it’s a lot of risky if they can’t be ready to generate higher rate of come in compare with value of capital. For this reason, the determination of the proportion of debt and equity is one in every of the foremost essential choices that the organization faces, and any variability in leverage will influence a company’s monetary capability, risk, return, investment, strategic call and therefore the wealth maximization of organization. During this study, financial leverage and operating leverage as independent variables and systematic risk because the variable is considered. This study used a quantitative analysis style. The population of the study was created from the 8 cement industries of Pakistan. The study used secondary knowledge that was obtained from the annual audited monetary statements that had audited and revealed by securities market of Pakistan for an amount of five years between 2014 and 2019. This study used a correlation analysis and a multiple rectilinear regression technique in analyzing the collected knowledge. The study found that financial leverage and operating leverage had a big positive relationship with systematic risk of stock. This study covers that financial leverage and operating leverage have an immediate result on the systematic risk of stock in a very companies’ come. The study counseled that management of corporations listed at the securities market to draw in smart management therefore to beat the danger of stock. Whereas important at ≤ 0/05 H0 hypothesis, is rejected. Otherwise, there’s no different adequate reason for rejecting H0 hypothesis. For testing the hypothesis of this study, rectilinear regression technique has been used. In step with the results obtained, H0 is rejected because of important = zero.00

Keywords: Operating leverage; financial leverage; systematic risk; common stock. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.26480/mecj.01.2020.24.32

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