This study ascertained the relationship between Firm Characteristics and Financial Performance with a focus on quoted manufacturing firms in Nigeria. The specific objectives are to ascertain the relationship between Leverage, Board Size, and Tobin's Q of quoted manufacturing firms in Nigeria from 2010 2019. This study employed the use of Panel Data and Ex post facto research design. Secondary data were sourced from the publications of Nigeria Stock Exchange NSE and annual reports and accounts of the sampled firms. The data analyses were done through descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics was done using trend analysis and multiple comparison of mean standard deviation of variables. Multivariate linear regression analysis via E Views 9.0 statistical software was used to test the hypotheses. The findings of this study are inter alia leverage and board size has significant negative relationship with Tobin's Q at 5 level of significance. It was recommended amongst others that firms need to use proportionate debt financing in relation to total capital financing in order to reverse the inverse relationship between leverage and Tobin's Q. Therefore, firms need to use debt financing up to a point where any extra debt financing reduces net cost to the firm. Okafor, Tochukwu G. | Ossai, Eke Celestine "Firm Characteristics and Financial Performance: Evidence from Quoted Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-5 | Issue-6 , October 2021, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd47517.pdf Paper URL : https://www.ijtsrd.com/management/accounting-and-finance/47517/firm-characteristics-and-financial-performance-evidence-from-quoted-manufacturing-firms-in-nigeria/okafor-tochukwu-g
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