The Moderating Effect of Goodwill and Goodwill Impairment on Global Energy Crisis and Corporate Cash Holding
Keywords:global energy crisis, cash holding, goodwill, goodwill impairment, difference in differences
The global energy crisis caused the price spike of various operational inputs for the company, sufficient cash is required to ensure the company's operations continue. This study aims to analyze the causal effect of the energy crisis on corporate cash holdings in Indonesia and the role of goodwill and impairment of goodwill in moderating this effect. Goodwill and goodwill impairment are indicators of corporate risk related to the synergy of business combinations. This study uses differences in different methods. There are 564 companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange include as the sample of this study with a quarterly research period from the 4th quarter of 2020 until the 2nd quarter of 2022. The hypotheses were tested using the linear regression analysis and robustness test. This study found that the global energy crisis has a positive effect on corporate cash holdings for the impacted sub-industry. However, goodwill and goodwill impairment are not moderate influences. We describe our study’s limitations. For further research, we are expected to add more control variables, use another robustness test and increase the observed period until the global energy crisis is over.
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