CORPORATE FINANCING STRATEGIES EMPLOYED BY ZIMBABWEAN LISTED FIRMS IN THE MULTIPLE CURRENCY ERADownload This Article
The aim of this study is to review the corporate financing strategies employed by Zimbabwean listed firms since the adoption of the multiple currency system which set the country on a recovery path after the decade-long political, social and economic crises. The adoption of the multiple currency system necessitated recapitalization and retooling because most firms’ balance sheets were wiped away during the hyperinflation era. The study is based on secondary data of 80 firms listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The study found that rights issues and high retention ratios were the main strategies used by firms to recapitalize their operations. The recapitalization efforts have been by liquidity challenges that have characterised the multiple currency era.
Keywords: Financial Strategy, Rights Issue, Dividends, Multiple Currency, Liquidity
How to cite this paper: Kwenda, F. (2015). Corporate financing strategies employed by Zimbabwean listed firms in the multiple currency era. Risk governance & control: Financial markets & institutions, 5(3-2), 161-166. https://doi.org/10.22495/rgcv5i3c2art1