Inter-industry comparison of financial ratios of publicly traded Japanese and Chinese farms is assessed. This issue is very important because Japan and China have respectively the world's second and third largest economy, the trade volume between them is very large and many investors are searching for Japanese and Chinese investment opportunities. The most familiar methods for comparing financial ratios are multivariate analysis of variance and multiple discriminant analysis. However, these methods have many shortcomings. We use a permutation based nonparametric method that does not require any stringent assumptions and that is particularly suitable for financial data because it is very robust against skewness and heavy tailness, takes into account the possible difference in variability as well as the dependence among the financial ratios. Data about the most familiar valuation ratios have been analyzed. It is found that industry sectors of Japanese farms are generally more different than those of Chinese farms. In general, with few exceptions, the difference between industry sectors is large. The most different financial ratio is the price to sale ratio and the least different one is the price to earnings ratio for both Chinese and Japanese farms.

Inter-industry financial ratio comparison of Japanese and Chinese farms using a permutation based nonparametric method permutation based nonparametric method

COZZUCOLI, Paolo Carmelo;
2016

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Inter-industry comparison of financial ratios of publicly traded Japanese and Chinese farms is assessed. This issue is very important because Japan and China have respectively the world's second and third largest economy, the trade volume between them is very large and many investors are searching for Japanese and Chinese investment opportunities. The most familiar methods for comparing financial ratios are multivariate analysis of variance and multiple discriminant analysis. However, these methods have many shortcomings. We use a permutation based nonparametric method that does not require any stringent assumptions and that is particularly suitable for financial data because it is very robust against skewness and heavy tailness, takes into account the possible difference in variability as well as the dependence among the financial ratios. Data about the most familiar valuation ratios have been analyzed. It is found that industry sectors of Japanese farms are generally more different than those of Chinese farms. In general, with few exceptions, the difference between industry sectors is large. The most different financial ratio is the price to sale ratio and the least different one is the price to earnings ratio for both Chinese and Japanese farms.
Nonparametric Methods; Permutation p-values; Valuation Ratios
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