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An Analysis of the Effects of Operating Margin and Beta for Performance on Ford Motor Company

Wong, Mei Kait (2019): An Analysis of the Effects of Operating Margin and Beta for Performance on Ford Motor Company.

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Abstract

The aim of this study to conduct the general performance of Ford Motor Company where it can be affected by internal factors and external factors attributable to corporate governance failure and inefficient management. This paper aim to investigate the relationship between the determinant variable which is Return on Assets (ROA) and the external variables which are internal factors (operational ratio, quick ratio, operating margin, average-collection period, current ratio, corporate governance index, debt to income) and external factors (exchange rate, unemployment rate, interest rate, gross domestic product (GDP), beta, inflation) on and how they influenced ROA of Ford Motor Company from 2014 to 2018. The findings and analysis show that the internal factors (operating margin) and the external factors (Beta or also known as market risk) were positively significant to the ROA and influenced ROA the most.

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