Dividend Payout Policy of Conventional Banking and Islamic Banking in Pakistan
Author(s)Ahmed, Farhan; Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST)
Rafay, Abdul; Soneri Bank Pakistan Limited, Karachi
Ahmed, Afzal; Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST)
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AbstractThis paper investigates the difference among the dividend payout policy of Islamic banks and conventional banks in Pakistan for a period from 2012 to 2016 analyzing the data through regression using Least Square Method (OLS). Specifically, the study aims to study the impact of the profitability, liquidity, revenue growth and financial leverage on the dividend payout policy of the Islamic Banks and conventional banks of Pakistan and how Islamic banks dividend policy differs from conventional banks. Study concludes that the factors like liquidity and financial leverage should be considered and addressed accordingly, because these are key indicators to help policymakers and investors in assessing the performance of the Islamic Banking Industry.