Modeling and Rating Financial Soundness Indicators of Commercial Banks Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis and TOPSIS method

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Assistant Prof., Department of Accounting, Shandiz Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Associate Prof., Department of Accounting, Shahrood Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, Iran.

10.22034/ijf.2020.182468.1068

Abstract

Several financial soundness frameworks, such as CAMELS, are currently present in the banking industry, but some evidence suggests that the present frameworks have inefficiencies in an Islamic banking environment. This study is aimed at identifying and prioritizing the adjusted financial soundness indicators in Iranian banks.
In this paper, the factors affecting financial soundness in banking industry were investigated and rated based on the viewpoints of 382 banking experts. Data gathering is done by designing a questionnaire. The research method is descriptive-correlation. For data analysis and the testing of the hypotheses, R-test software and confirmatory factor analysis have been used. TOPSIS method is used to rate the indicators from the points of view of senior banking managers. The findings showed capital adequacy, asset quality, profitability, liquidity, management quality, sensitivity to market risk, Islamic banking, corporate governance, and facilities with technical and economic backing affect the financial soundness of banks, while the liquidity and profitability indexes have the most impact.

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