Determinants of Corporate Cash Holdings: Evidence from Canada

Amarjit Gill, Charul Shah


The purpose of this study is to investigate the determinants of corporate cash holdings in Canada. This study also seeks to extend the findings of Afza and Adnan (2007). A sample of 166 Canadian firms listed on Toronto Stock Exchange for a period of 3 years (from 2008-2010) was selected. This study applied co-relational and non-experimental research design. The results show that market-to-book ratio, cash flow, net working capital, leverage, firm size, board size, and the CEO (chief executive officer) duality significantly affect the corporate cash holdings in Canada. This study contributes to the literature on the factors that determine the corporate cash holdings. The findings may be useful for the financial managers, investors, and financial management consultants.

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International Journal of Economics and Finance  ISSN  1916-971X (Print) ISSN  1916-9728 (Online)

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