Evaluating the Stability of the Financial Ratios of Jordanian Industrial Companies

Ghaleb Abu Rumman, Imad Kutum

Abstract


The purpose of the study was to identify if the financial ratios of Jordanian industrial companies remained stable across sector and over time. The study used six financial ratios from fifty-six companies across six sectors with financial information from 2010 to 2014. A two way multivariate analysis of variance was performed to identify the stability of the ratios across the sectors and over the time. The results of the study showed that the financial ratios which showed some difference across sector were EBITTA (Earnings before Interest and Tax), CAT (Current Assets Turnover) and CFTA (Cash Flow to Total Assets). There were no differences observed between the financial ratios over time. The interaction of Time and Sector revealed no significant interaction effects. This suggests that as a whole, the financial ratios remained stable over time and sectors over the sectors and period chosen for the study.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijafr.v5i1.7746

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