Free Cash Flow, Institutional Ownership and Long-Term Performance

Document Type: Research Paper


Department of Accounting, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.



Performance appraisal is a process which help shareholders make informed and optimal investment decisions. In recent decades, a long stream of research has devoted particular attention to the importance and impact of financial decisions on firm performance and firm value. The present study thus is primarily concerned with investigating the association between free cash flow and institutional ownership and long-term performance of the firms listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange over the period of 2012-2016. Moreover, firm size, financial leverage and sale grows serve as the control variables of the research. A number of 89 firms listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange were selected, and then the research hypotheses were tested using multivariate regression model based on panel data. The results reveal that firm long-term performance is not significantly correlated with free cash flow, yet it has a significant relationship with institutional ownership.


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