EFFECTS OF PERFORMANCE EVALUATION THROUGH THE ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT ON INVESTMENT DECISIONS (A CASE STUDY OF LOGMAN NIGERIA PLC.)

ABSTRACT

This study examined the effects of performance evaluation through the analysis of financial statement on investment decision, using Longman Nigeria Plc as the case study. Based on the set objectives of the study, structured questionnaire consisting of eighteen (18) close-ended questions and one (1) open-­ended questions were developed and administered on one hundred (100) respondents of the aforementioned company, but a total of ninety-four (94) questionnaires were completely filled and returned. Hence, the study employed primary and secondary data (i.e. questionnaire method, interview method, and data sourced from established publications). Data collected were analysed with the aid of chi-square statistical technique. Findings from the study shows that Performance Evaluation should be in line with achieving Corporate Objectives and moreover, analyses of financial analysis has helped in identifying the weakness in company’s operation. The study recommended that management should ensure that performance evaluation in line with corporate objectives.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION

1.1      Background to the Study

1.2      History of the company

1.3      Statement of the Problem

1.4      Objectives of the Study   

1.5      Research Questions

1.6      Research Hypothesis

1.7      Significance of study

1.8      Scope and Limitation of the Study       

1.9      Methodology         

1.10   Limitations of the Research Method

1.11   Definition of Terms                       

References

 

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1      Introduction                       

2.2      Effectiveness and Efficiency                   

2.3      Objectives of Performance Evaluation            

2.4      Inter-Firm Evaluation                               

2.5      Inter-Temporal Evaluation                     

2.6      Industrial Average Evaluation    

2.7      Other Aspects of Performance Evaluation     

2.8      The Financial Statements            

2.9      Financial Statement Analysis     

2.10   Ratio Analysis                                 

2.11 Alternative means of Analysis Financial Statements

2.12   Summary                                         

References                                      

 

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1      Introduction                       

3.2      Research Design                

3.3      The Study Area

3.4      The Study population

3.5      Sample and Sampling Technique

3.6      Research Instrument

3.7      Pilot Study: Validity and Reliability

3.8      Method of Data Analysis 

3.9      Reason for using Chi-square method  

 

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

4.1      Background Information

4.2      Research Question

4.3      Test of Hypothesis

 

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1      Summary     

5.2      Conclusion  

5.3      Recommendations

5.4      Suggestions for Further Studies

References                          

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