Accession Number : ADA294761

Title :   The Primary Dimensions of Financial Condition for Firms Within the Defense Industry.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : White, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA294761

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : This thesis examines the primary dimensions of financial condition for firms within the defense industry. Specifically, the thesis conducts a factor analysis of thirty-two financial ratios for 50 defense firms over a ten year period from 1983 through 1992 to identify the primary dimension of financial condition in the industry. Furthermore, the thesis examines whether these dimensions are represented by a specific subset of financial ratios and whether these primary dimensions and representative ratios are stable across time. The thesis concludes that there are nine primary dimensions of financial condition for firms within the defense industry. These dimensions are essentially stable across time. Furthermore, the subset of individual ratios which best describe the dimensions are also stable across time. (AN)

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *DEFENSE INDUSTRY, *FACTOR ANALYSIS, DATA BASES, COMMERCE, MARKETING, ECONOMIC IMPACT, INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION, STATISTICAL DATA, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, THESES, DATA ACQUISITION, INVENTORY, PROFITS, INCOME, MONEY, DISTRIBUTION(ECONOMICS), DEMAND(ECONOMICS).

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE