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Factors of return on equity in the Hungarian banking sector

Füzesi, Krisztina (2019) Factors of return on equity in the Hungarian banking sector. Köz-gazdaság, 14 (3). pp. 308-315. DOI https://doi.org/10.14267/RETP2019.03.27

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Abstract

This research aims to identify and measure the impact of selected internal factors to the banking profitability measured as the Return on Equity (ROE). In order to investigate the correlation between the indicators, internal factors of banking profitability were selected and tested with multilinear regression analysis. The sample of data contains 309 observations for 27 Hungarian commercial banks for ten years period of time, between 2006 and 2016. Empirical results are in line with previous research results; they show 15% average ROE and stress the correlation between operating cost level, loan to deposit ratio and ROE ratio for the research period. However, the role of the costs may be overrepresented and ROE ratio shows high volatility due to the financial crisis. Further analysis may be realized by using other profitability ratio such as Return on Total Assets (ROA) and extending the analysis to external factors of banking profitability, like market concentration level, GDP growth, inflation, or base rate level.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Economic development
Finance
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14267/RETP2019.03.27
ID Code:6016
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:29 Oct 2020 15:16
Last Modified:29 Oct 2020 15:16

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