Journal of Applied Finance & Banking

Working Capital Management and Profitability of Real Estate Industry in Jordan: An Empirical Study

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    Working capital is described as the capital available to meet the day-to-day operations, and depending on the industry, it could be a relatively high percentage of the total assets of the organization. It is the difference between two current assets and current liabilities. Working capital management is important because of its effects on the firm's profitability and risk, and consequently its value. In this research paper, an attempt has been made to examine the impact of working capital management on the profitability of selected real estate companies in Jordan. ROCE is used as dependent proxy variable for profitability and CR, DTR, ITR are used as independent proxy variable for substantiating the impact of working capital management on the profitability of companies. The results of data analysis show that there is a significant impact of working capital management on the profitability of selected real estate companies.

    JEL classification numbers: L85
    Keywords: Working capital management, real estate industry, ROCE, CR, DTR, ITR