The Capital Structure of Sri Lankan Companies: A Quantile Regression Analysis

Nirosha Hewa Wellalage, Stuart Locke
  • Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, July 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/10599231.2014.934627

The Capital Structure of Sri Lankan Companies: A Quantile Regression Analysis

What is it about?

This study empirically explores the relationship between firm characteristics and capital structure in Sri Lankan companies. Six years of data for 158 firms listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange are analyzed using a conditional quantile regression. The findings indicate that the capital structure of Sri Lankan firms differ between firms in different quantiles of leverage. These differences are significant with the sign of explanatory variables change with the level of leverage. The results indicate that individual firm’s finance policy needs to be responsive to the firm characteristics and should match with the different borrowing requirements of listed firms.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Stuart Locke and Nirosha Wellalage