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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice

Analyzing the distributive policy within the framework of fundamental analysis of the company

Vol. 15, Iss. 2, FEBRUARY 2016

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Received: 22 January 2016

Accepted: 29 January 2016

Available online: 4 March 2016


JEL Classification: G11, G32

Pages: 4-12

Kogdenko V.G. National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Moscow, Russian Federation

Subject The article considers the typology and analysis of the distributive policy of the company.
Objectives The aim of the study is to review the effect of various types of distributive policy on the company's financial condition.
Methods The methodological framework includes objective principles of systems approach, the economic analysis, a logical and comprehensive approach to economic phenomena and processes assessment.
Results The paper distinguishes two types of distributive policy: dominant and subordinate, presents key characteristics of the types of distributive policy, specifics of dominant and subordinate policies. It substantiates that the subordinate policy has a positive effect on sustainable growth and return on invested capital over the long term; identifies positive impact the dominant policy has on short-term performance of the company and the weighted average cost of capital due to lowering the required return on equity and involvement of the lower-cost debt capital. The paper also presents a flow chart to analyze the distributive policy consisting of four phases.
Conclusions The findings provide a rationale for two types of distributive policy and enable to offer a methodology to analyze the policy. The article can be useful for experts of financial services, who are involved in financial decision-making under economic crisis.

Keywords: payout policy, distributive policy, fundamental analysis


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