Capital Structure and Organizational Performance: Evidence from Nigerian Food and Beverage Companies

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G. T. Ayo-Oyebiyi

Abstract

This study seeks to investigate the impact of capital structure on the performance of organizational performance with particular reference to Nigerian Food and Beverage Companies. Secondary data was used for this study. It was adopted from the audited financial statements of the listed food and beverages companies in the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), for the period of the year 2014 – 2018. The method of analysis used was Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient and Linear Regressions. The results reveal that firm leverage, tangibility of assets and liquidity have an inverse relationship with the financial performance of the Nigerian food and beverage industry, while, growth and firm’s size have a positive relationship with the financial performance of Nigerian food and beverages industry.  The study, recommends that Nigerian Food and Beverage should, therefore, strike a balance between their choice of capital structure and the effect on its performance as it affects the shareholder's risks.

Keywords:
Capital structure, ROA, food and beverage, liquidity, asset, leverage

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Ayo-Oyebiyi, G. T. (2019). Capital Structure and Organizational Performance: Evidence from Nigerian Food and Beverage Companies. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, 4(2), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/sajsse/2019/v4i230121
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Original Research Article

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