KEYWORDS:Capital Structure; Agro-based firms; Capital Employed
ABSTRACT:The study examines and compares the capital structure and efficiency of capital employed between listed and unlisted agro-based firms in Nigeria. Data collected from 88 agro-based firms using random sampling technique for the period 2005-2010 were analysed using Z-test, Capital Structure Ratio (CSR) and Return on Capital Employed Ratio (ROCE) analysis as well as descriptive statistics. The result revealed significant differences between the capital structure of listed and listed agro-based firms. Listed agro-based firms recorded the highest debt to equity ratio than their unlisted counterpart. Short term debts also constituted a greater percentage of the total debt ratios of both sample groups. Unlisted agro firms were more efficient than listed firms in terms of return on capital employed. Accordingly, series of recommendations have also been offered.
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Nsikan E. BASSEY, C.J. ARENE, B.C. OKPUKPARA (2014) Analysis Of Capital Structure And Efficiency Of Capital Employed In Agro-allied Firms In Nigeria. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. XVII (Number 2, 2014): 113-117. doi: 10.15414/raae.2014.17.02.113-117
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