Financial Leverage and Financial Performance: Empirical Evidence From Listed Textile Industry of Pakistan

Laila Javeed, Rehana Tabassam


The textile sector in Pakistan is the largest manufacturing industry and recognizable model of resistance economy. Over centuries, textile sector has been the country’s backbone making available sources of occupation and export returns. Generally, financial leverage is the organizational capability of using borrowed money. It can be described as a fraction, to which a company uses fixed income securities such as debt and equity. The objective of the current study is measuring the impact of financial leverage on firm’s financial condition. It is essential to know whether a positive or negative relationship exists between two terms, financial leverage and financial performance of the textile industry; evidence from the listed firms of Pakistani textile industry from 2007-2016. Pooled regression analysis technique shows that there is positive relationship between financial leverage and financial performance (Returns on Assets, Sales Growth and Net Profit Margin). On the other hand, negative relationship exists between Return on Equity ratio. It is confirmed that the organizations have more profitability, might enhance the financial performance having more levels of financial leverage. This study also gives evidence by estimating different facts. It exposes that the main elements of the textile industry in Pakistan enhance their financial performance by employing the financial leverage strategy and can attain a sustainable future growth by making decisions about the selection of their optimum capital structure.

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