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RATIO ANALYSIS AS A TOOL FOR DETERMINING CORPORATE PERFORMANCE ( A STUDY OF SELLECTED BANKS IN NIGERIA)

RATIOS ANALYSIS AS A TOOLS FOR DETERMINING CORPORATE PERFORMANCE :( A STUDY OF SELECTED BANKS IN NIGERIA) BEING A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY,ZARIA NIGERIA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION,

FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATION AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA. NIGERIA

TABLE OF CONTENT
Title Page
Declaration
Certification
Dedication
Acknowledgement
Abstract
Table of content

CHAPTER ONE:INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction
1. Background to the study
2. Statement of the study
3. Research Questions
4. Objectives of the study
5. Formulation of Hypotheses
6. Significance of the study
7. Scope and Limitation of the study
8. Definition of key Terms

CHAPTER TWO:THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND LITERATURE REVIEW
2.0Introduction
2.1Conceptual of financial Ratios
2.2Classification of financial Ratios
2.3Significance of Ratio Analysis
2.4Perspectives of financial Ratios
2.5Problem of financial Ratios
2.6Contemporary issues of financial Ratios
2.7Theoretical framework

CHAPTER THREE:RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.0Introduction
3.1Research Design
3.2Population of the study
3.3Sampling Technique and Sample Size
3.4Method of Data Collection
3.5Method of Data Analysis
3.6Justification of the Method Used

CHAPTER FOUR:DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.0Introduction
4.1Brief Historical Background of the selection Banks
4.2Presentation of Data
4.3Analysis Data
4.4Test of Hypotheses
4.5Discussions on finding and Implication
4.6Summary of Finding

CHAPTER FIVE:SUMMARY CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATION
5.1Summary
5.2Conclusions
5.3Recommendations
Bibliography
Appendices

ABSTRACT
The main problem faced by financial institutions is the issue of analysing financial statement, which is the subject matter of this research; to what extent could financial ratio analysis serve as a yardstick for evaluating performance? How reliable is the tool in measuring performance? The objective of this study was to determine the extent of reliability of financial ratios in assessing corporate performance in the financial institutions. This study mainly examines the operating performance of first bank of Nigeria Plc, fidelity bank plc, first city monument bank plc using financial ratio analysis. The study employed documentation to collect the necessary data from secondary source such data were analysed through the use of ratios and descriptive analysis for better understanding. The study found out that based on the period under review, the profit after tax of all the three banks were on the increase which account for the growth of the banks as presently witnessed. Although ratios are computed based on past information, it is concluded that they stand a good yardstick in performance evaluation. Therefore, attempts should be made to expand information base used in the calculation of financial ratios beyond financial report.

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.0INTRODUCTION
This chapter focuses on the background to the study, statement of the problem, research question, objectives of the study, formulation of hypotheses, etc, so that the reader will have a quick grasp of what the chapter is all about.

1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
To manage a modern business successfully today, rational decisions have to be taken and for a manager to taken this in line with the objectives of the firm, the manager must have analytical tools for analyzing the financial strengths and weaknesses of the firm. Thus, financial analysis is the starting...
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