Date of Award

12-2018

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Economics and Finance

First Advisor

Jason Smith

Second Advisor

Ben Blau

Third Advisor

Dwight Israelsen

Abstract

Mcpherson (2018) and Jose, Lancaster, Stevens (1996) have written papers to examine the relationship between liquidity management and firm profitability. The literature establishes that the cash conversion cycle has an implication for the profitability and liquidity of a firm. We extend the time period and analyze the free cash flow instead of cash conversion cycle. We provide evidence that firms with higher free cash flows have higher risk adjusted stock returns.

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