Prediction of Financial Distress of Non-Bank Financial Institutions of Bangladesh using Altman’s Z Score Model

  •  Tania Hamid    
  •  Farzana Akter    
  •  Naharin Rab    


The Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) comprise a rapidly growing segment of the financial system in Bangladesh. They are gaining increased popularity in recent times. They play a vital role in the economy. This study attempts to predict the financial health of 15 publicly traded NBFIsof Bangladesh over five years ranging from 2011 to 2015 using Altman’s Z Score Model (1965). The results show that most of the sampled NBFIs are in ‘Distress’ zone, Some of sample NBFIs are nationally and internationally acclaimed for their outstanding performances and contributions to the industrial as well as economic development of the country, but they fail to attain the minimum score. Most of the companies are lying on the bankruptcy level. Hence, the study suggests the stakeholders, including regulatory authorities and researchers to be more watchful of the operations of NBFIs.

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