Do Dividend Payout Ratio Drive the Profitability of a Firm: A Case of Energy and Textile Sector of Pakistan?

Anikia Sattar*, Gao Leifu, Muhammad Ishfaq Ahmad, Mudassar Hasan, Rizwan Ali

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This paper investigates the relationship between dividend payout ratio and profitability of a firm. For this, two main sectors of Pakistan are selected, energy and textile. We employed the date of 2004–2015. We employed the logarithmic regression analysis. The results of logarithmic regression show that there is a negative impact of dividend payout ratio on next year earnings of a firm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Applied Economic Research - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Applied Economics ICOAE
EditorsNicholas Tsounis, Aspasia Vlachvei
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319484549
ISBN (Print)9783319484532, 9783319839462
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Applied Economics, ICOAE 2016 - Nicosia, Cyprus
Duration: 7 Jul 20169 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Business and Economics
ISSN (Print)2198-7246
ISSN (Electronic)2198-7254


ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Economics, ICOAE 2016

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