Applying Factor Analysis on the Financial Ratios of Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises
International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 8, No. 9, 2013
6 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2014
Date Written: January 13, 2014
Factor analysis is a method that is used to reduce several variables into fewer dimensions that are called factors.This study conducts factor analysis on the financial ratios of the top 500 industrial enterprises in Turkey for 2010. The purpose of the study is to group the financial ratios into categories and eliminate redundancy among them. Our results provide partial support for the textbook classification of financial ratios.
Keywords: financial ratio analysis, factor analysis, classification of financial ratios, Turkey
JEL Classification: C29, G30
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