The Manufacture and Service Companies Differ Leverage Impact to Financial Performance

Intan Shaferi, Sugeng Wahyudi, Wisnu Mawardi, Riskin Hidayat, Intan Puspitasari


The purpose of this research is to examine the leverage from firm. The firms use leverage to expand their source of fund by using external fund such as debt. By usingdebt, financial performance of the firm will develop. Beside the leverage, the use of size and inflation are also considered to be the factors that influence the financial performance while the firms are using leverage. As an independent variable, size is reflected by the assets and the leverage or debt by using the debt ratio to the total of assets. Then,the financial performance is reflected by using the return on the measured assets. Inflation as a control variable is included in this research to know the effect towards the financial performance. In this research, firms are divided into two sectors, there are manufacture and service sector. By using the manufacture and service sectors in order to know each effect of leverage toward the financial performance, this research focuses to the unique characteristic of these two sectors. Knowing which sector is influenced more by the leverage than the others, will guide the urgency of this research. This research used the pooled data regression method, 468 data entries of 156 listed firms in Indonesian Stock Exchange. This research was conducted from 2015 until 2017. The result shows that leverage significantly has a negative effect towardthe financial performance and the size positively influences financial performance. Manufacture sector is influenced more in leverage towardsthe financial performance, and the service sector is influenced more on size towardsthe financial performance.

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International Journal of Financial Research
ISSN 1923-4023(Print)ISSN 1923-4031(Online)


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