Investigating the relationship between credit risk indicators and timely fulfillment of the customers' obligations (a case study of bank sepah branches in east Azerbaijan and Ardabil regions)


  • Dariosh Azimi Department of Accounting, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, IRAN
  • Younes Badavar Nahandi Department of Accounting, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, IRAN





Sepah Bank, Obligations, Credit Risk, Logistic Regression.


This research was conducted with the aim to investigate and identify the relationship between credit risk indicators and timely fulfillment of the legal customers’ obligations of Sepah Bank. To do this, credit data and financial ratios of 370 cases of Sepah’s Bank legal customers who had used credit services of Sepah Bank branches in East Azerbaijan and Ardabil regions during a period from 2012-2014 were collected. In this respect, data related to 27 financial ratios as explanatory variables of 370 cases of the mentioned sample were extracted from their credit files and were selected to be tested after performing required refinement and classifying in two groups of extracted data from audited and unaudited financial statements. Then the relationships between these variables and timely fulfillment of obligations were investigated using logistic regression method and considering the significance of the independent variables at 95% confidence level. The results of the research showed that accounting, current, and acid test ratios, working capital, return on total assets, return on equity and gross profit to sell listed in unaudited financial statements group and current ratio/ liquidity ratio, current assets ratio, accounts receivable turnover ratio, return on total assets, debt-to-equity ratio, debt to asset ratio, current debts to equity ratio listed in audited financial statements group have a significant relationship with timely fulfillment of the customers' obligations.


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