Capital Structure and Firm Value


Dr. Maloth Raghu Ram

xii, 340 p. 2018

Includes bibliographical references

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9789381510810 (Hardbound)

ISBN-10: 93-81510-81-4(Hardbound)

INR 1749.00


LC Subject heading

1. Pharmaceutical industry–Capital productivity–India.

2. Business enterprises–Valuation–India.

BISAC Subject:  BUS017020 / BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Finance / Valuation

About the Book:

Capital Structure decision is one of the crucial decisions to be taken by a company. There are divergent views regarding Capital Structure and Firm Value. There is dearth of studies in the area of Pharma Industry regarding Capital Structure and Firm Value. Therefore, the present study seeks to answer the following questions: what are the factors determining the Capital Structure decision in Pharma sector in India? What is the relationship between select variable and company value? What is the impact of leverage on stock price volatility of Pharma Companies? Period of the study is eleven years from 2005 to 2015. The panel data regression model has been employed. It can be concluded that Debt-Equity Ratio has negative impact on capital structure of a company. It was revealed from the findings that majority of the select variables have significant impact on the capital structure. The study also brings to light the fact that leverage effect is dominant in the stock market. Findings of the present study are useful in gaining valuable insights into the intricacies of capital structure, firm value and leverage effect. The study is useful to finance managers, investors, researchers and also to academicians doing research in the area of corporate finance.

About the Author:

Dr. Maloth Raghu Ram is Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, University Post Graduate College, Osmania University, Secunderabad, Telangana, India. He has eight years of experience in Teaching and Research. He teaches Accounting and Finance subjects to the commerce students. Heis also a guest faculty in Prof. G. Ram Reddy Center for Distance Education.  He pursued his Doctoral Research in the area of Corporate Financeunder the supervision of Prof. T. Krishna Kumar, from Osmania University, Hyderabad,Telangana, India. Apart from this, he published research papers in various national and international journals and made paper presentation in various national and international conferences.


Introduction–Capital Structure Theories–Factors Determining Capital Structure of Pharmaceutical Companies–Relationship Between Firm Value and Select Variables — Leverage Effect On Stock Price Volatility — Summary and Conclusion.

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