The effect of company specific factors on the profitability of property and casualty insurance industry in Egypt

Author

al-Sayyid, Mahmud

Source

[Journal of Financial and Commercial Research]

Issue

Vol. 21, Issue 4، ج. 1 (31 Oct. 2020), pp.427-446, 20 p.

Publisher

Port Said University Faculty of Commerce

Publication Date

2020-10-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

20

Main Subjects

Commerce

Topics

Abstract EN

The aim of this study is to determine the factors that affect the financial performance of insurance market in Egypt.

Return on Assets (ROA) and Return on Equity (ROE) were used as proxy for measuring financial performance.

This study investigated the effects of company specific determinants such as: leverage, tangibility of assets, liquidity, company size, underwriting risk, and solvency margin on profitability by using multiple regression technique.

Dependent variable was profitability measures, while independent variables were leverage, tangibility of assets, liquidity, underwriting risk, company size, and solvency margin.

Secondary data obtained from the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) of insurance companies in Egypt were investigated as a panel data during the period from 2008 to 2017.

The results illustrate that underwriting risk has insignificant effect on ROA, on the other hand, underwriting risk has significant effect on ROE.

Liquidity has a negative effect on leverage and solvency margin.

Also, there is a positive relationship between company size and ROA.

Solvency margin has a positive significant effect on the profitability for Egyptian insurance market.

In addition, the adverse and statistical relationship between solvency margin and leverage is important.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Sayyid, Mahmud. 2020. The effect of company specific factors on the profitability of property and casualty insurance industry in Egypt. [Journal of Financial and Commercial Research]،Vol. 21, no. 4، ج. 1, pp.427-446.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1095818

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Sayyid, Mahmud. The effect of company specific factors on the profitability of property and casualty insurance industry in Egypt. [Journal of Financial and Commercial Research] Vol. 21, no. 4, ج. 1 (Oct. 2020), pp.427-446.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1095818

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Sayyid, Mahmud. The effect of company specific factors on the profitability of property and casualty insurance industry in Egypt. [Journal of Financial and Commercial Research]. 2020. Vol. 21, no. 4، ج. 1, pp.427-446.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1095818

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

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Record ID

BIM-1095818