The relationship between public firm misvaluation and private peer investments is robust to alternative treatment, but is different for privately held firms. Both the economic competition and shared sentiment hypotheses explain the same outcome. In addition, both hypotheses predict that firm investment is negatively correlated with a company’s profitability. Moreover, both theories also explain why private firms finance their investment with debt. Thus, the main question for future research is: What influences firm investment decisions?
In the paper, we study the relationship between financial leverage and firm investment. The study finds that firm size has a negative relationship with firm investment. The effect of financial leverage is larger for low-growth firms than for high-growth firms. It is also found that a higher level of capital stock is associated with lower investment. Interestingly, the results hold for both types of firms, so a lower capital stock does not reduce the returns from investment.
This study found that firms are more likely to invest in a firm if its profitability is higher than its total cost. This relationship holds true whether the uncertainty is macroeconomic or firm-specific. Further, the researchers showed that financial leverage has a stronger impact on firm investment in underdeveloped countries. The researchers concluded that firm size and profitability are equally important factors in determining investment decisions. For this reason, the research findings are highly relevant for understanding the relationship between financial leverage and firm growth.
In this article, we examine the relationship between financial leverage and firm investment. We used data from four large firms, each with a sample of 170 firms. We found that profitability positively influences firm investments in Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Serbia, but that the relationship was weaker for high-growth firms. Further, we find that the larger a firm is, the greater its profitability, which in turn encourages the management to invest more.
In contrast, the relationship between financial leverage and firm investment is less strong among low-growth firms. However, this relationship is significant for high-growth firms. So, it is essential to consider the characteristics of each firm when analyzing the effects of financial leverage on firm investment. These factors can have a strong influence on firm profitability. This study suggests that the higher a company’s financial leverage is, the higher its profitability will be. This means that higher investment will boost the value of the firm, which in turn will boost its profit.
The relationship between financial leverage and firm investment is significant when the uncertainty of the firm’s future growth is large. This relationship also holds true if the firm has a lower growth rate than other firms. It has been shown that the smaller a firm is, the greater its profits. If the profits of the firm are high, it will be more profitable and less risky. If the equity fund does not want to invest in a company, it will sell the firm.