DISTRIBUTIONS OF FINANCIAL RATIOS IN THE COMMERCIAL BANKING INDUSTRY

James P. Bedingfield, Philip Reckers, A. J. Stagliano

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Abstract

Much research in banking assumes that the data are normally distributed. There has been little empirical confirmation of this assumption. In this paper, the normality assumption is subjected to an extensive test using data for virtually all U.S. commercial banks for several years. The statistical characteristics of 11 common financial ratios are investigated. The findings reject any broad assumption of population normality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Financial Research
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Finance

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