Relationship Between Working Capital Management Efficiency and Profitability: A Comparative Study on Square Pharmaceuticals Limited and Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited, in Bangladesh

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Authors

Rejaul Karim, Department of Business Administration, Varendra University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Md. Abdullah Al-Mamun, Department of Business Administration, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh

Md. Tota Miah, Department of Business Administration, Varendra University, Rajshahi, BangladeshArticle Tools

Abstract

Pharmaceutical is an important adjunct of industrialization in Bangladesh. This paper examines the effects of working capital management efficiency on the profitability of the two leading pharmaceuticals companies of Bangladesh – Square Pharmaceuticals Limited (SPL) and Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited (BPL) and make a comparison of financial efficiency between these two firms. The secondary data for a period of ten years (2006-2015) have been analyzed by using correlation, t-test, and different profitability, liquidity, and solvency ratios. The study reveals that there is a significant relationship between working capital management efficiency and the profitability of both of the firms. The study also finds Square Pharmaceuticals Limited is more efficient in working capital management than Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited. The financial performance of Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited should be improved immediately through the efficient management of working capital to increase its profitability.

Keywords: Pharmaceuticals Industry, Profitability, Working Capital Management Efficiency, Bangladesh

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How to cite this article?

Rejaul Karim, Md. Abdullah Al-Mamun, Md. Tota Miah, Relationship Between Working Capital Management Efficiency and Profitability: A Comparative Study on Square Pharmaceuticals Limited and Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited, in Bangladesh, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 121-128.

doi: 10.11648/j.ijefm.20170502.16

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