• Umar Habibu Umar Department of Accounting and Finance, School of Business and Economics, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  • Muhamad Abduh Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  • Mohd Hairul Azrin Besar Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam


This study investigates the relationship between corporate attributes and the probability of bankruptcy among halal food and beverage companies in five countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Analyzing data from 56 firms from 2008 to 2021 using static panel data method, we find that the working capital period (cash conversion cycle), leverage, and firm growth increase the probability of bankruptcy for these companies. In contrast, liquidity, profitability, and firm size reduce bankruptcy probability. The findings reveal essential firm attributes that can guide the management of halal food and beverage firms, relevant regulators, and potential investors in ensuring the firms’ long-term viability.

Keywords: Bankruptcy, Altman Z-score, Working capital, Cash conversion cycle, Current ratio, Leverage, Halal, Food and beverage.


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Umar, U. H., Abduh, M., & Besar, M. H. A. (2024). CORPORATE ATTRIBUTES AND BANKRUPTCY PREDICTION: THE CASE OF LISTED HALAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE COMPANIES. Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance, 10(1), 111-134.