Relationship between Liabilities and Firm Performance of China’s Listed Media Companies

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Wenqian Xu


Based on financial data for Chinese listed media companies between 2011 and 2016, this paper examines the relationship between liability and corporate performance and offers a structural equation model of firm performance (media business). Results reveal that debt maturity structure, managerial shareholding, long-term liability, debt/tangible assets ratio and asset-liability ratio are all key factors in firm performance (media business). Additionally, it is found that debt/tangible assets ratio, asset-liability ratio and liability-equity ratio are associated with firm performance (overall business). This paper presents a structural equation model with four influencing paths related to firm performance (media business). It sets forth suggestions for improving firm performance (media business) and capital utilization with the requirement that business managers and policymakers foster better liability management and achieve debt structure optimization.

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Wenqian Xu, Linköping University

Wenqian Xu is a PhD fellow employed by Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC) at Linköping University, Sweden. He holds a Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication from Renmin University of China. He has work experiences in the public information field at UNDP and UNESCAP. His research interests include ageism, mediatization and life course.


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