Journal of Economics and Business

ISSN 2615-3726 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5667 (Print)

Published: 19 October 2020

Profitability Analysis of Pharmaceutical Industry in Bangladesh

Md. Abdullah Al Mamun

Pabna University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

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Pages: 1316-1323

Keywords: Profitability, Net Profit Margin, Returns on Equity and Return on Assets


This paper tries to analyze profitability performance of pharmaceutical companies listed in Dhaka stock exchange in Bangladesh. To achieve the objectives, data have been collected from secondary sources of listed pharmaceutical companies listed in Dhaka stock exchange for the period from 2000-01 to 2017-18. The collected data have been categorized, tabulated and analyzed by different profitability ratios and statistical tools like mean, standard deviation and coefficient of variation. The financial ratios includes gross profit margin, operating profit margin, and net profit margin, return on equity, return on assets. The results indicates that overall profitability of the industry is satisfactory but ambee, Ibn Sina, beximco and glaxo have enough scope to improve operational efficiency and pricing strategy, assets using to generate and retain profit for the shareholders.


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