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The impact of food crisis on the performance of agribusiness firms in Malaysia

Abdurofi, Ilmas and Ismail, Mohd Mansor and Sharifuddin, Juwaidah (2014) The impact of food crisis on the performance of agribusiness firms in Malaysia. In: Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences Conference 2014, 25-26 Aug. 2014, Grand Season Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The food crisis have adversely impacted many countries in the world especially the less developed countries. But the main exporters of agricultural products like Malaysia performed extremely well during this period. Since agriculture in Malaysia is one of the main sectors that contribute to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the impact of food crisis will be analysed in this paper through performance analysis on 40 agribusiness firms listed on Bursa Malaysia. The paper investigates the performance of agribusiness firms in Malaysia before (2006-2008) and after (2009-2012) the food crisis using financial statements analysis such as dividend yield (DY), earning yield (EY), book to market (BM), debt equity ratio (DER) and return on asset (ROA). The secondary data on financial statements from agribusiness firms in the Malaysian Stock Exchange Statistics in the period from 2006 to 2012 were utilised. The findings showed that, the overall agribusiness performance in terms of profitability, leverage and market ratios fluctuated between 2006 to 2012, where there are significant difference in performance between the period 2006-2008 and the period 2009-2012. The results conclude the performance of agribusiness firms is better in 2006-2008 and this indicates that Malaysian agribusiness firms have benefited a lot during the world food crisis.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keyword:Financial statement analysis; Financial ratios; Food crisis; Agribusiness firms; Bursa Malaysia
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
Publisher:Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences
ID Code:51584
Deposited By: Nabilah Mustapa
Deposited On:05 Apr 2017 12:08
Last Modified:05 Apr 2017 12:08

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