Margin of safety of marine engineering companies of Saint Petersburg.

ranking 01/04/2019

A company’s success depends largely on its annual net profit. A positive result is a sign of a company’s successful operation, but it is just a basis for the company’s future financial stability.

Margin of safety indicates the company’s resistance to changes in business environment, which is absolutely vital for assessment of companies and whole sectors of unstable Russian economy.

Information agency Credinform has prepared a ranking of Russian industrial machine engineering companies by their margin of safety. The companies of ship and machine-building industries from Saint Petersburg that are part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation have been selected for the ranking. A number of design centers, ship-repairing and machine-building enterprises throughout Russia are under this holding company’s management. Margin of safety calculation was based on the data from the Information and Analytical system Globas, and the data was ranked in descending order (Table 1).

Margin of safety indicates the possible level of drop in revenue for making net profit and no loss at year-end. The point at which this condition is reached is called the break-even point.

Table 1. Revenue, margin of safety and solvency index Globas of ship and machine-building industries of Saint Petersburg.
Name, INN, region Sales revenue, billion RUB Margin of safety, % of revenue Solvency index Globas
2016 2017 2016 2017
1 2 3 4 5 6
Admiralty Shipyard
INN 7839395419 Saint Petersburg
44,93 27,08 77,53 down46,34 208 Strong
Nevskoe Design and construction office
INN 7801074335 Saint Petersburg
1,25 1,06 27,81 up32,67 194 High
ST. PETERSBURG MARINE DESIGN BUREAU MALACHITE
INN 7810537540 Saint Petersburg
6,56 8,09 25,82 up31,4 193 High
CENTRAL MARINE DESIGN BUREAU ALMAZ
INN 7810537558 Saint Petersburg
3,92 3,28 12,84 down12,67 187 High
CENTRAL DESIGN BUREAU FOR MARINE ENGINEERING RUBIN
INN 7838418751 Saint Petersburg
37,62 38,07 16,08 down10,05 209 Strong
SEVERNOYE DESIGN BUREAU
INN 7805468860 Saint Petersburg
2,65 2,04 6,16 down3,81 222 Strong
CKB OSK - ICEBERG
INN 7801573983 Saint Petersburg
0,31 0,29 No up3,57 259 Medium
Baltic Shipyard
INN 7830001910 Saint Petersburg
0,32 9,67 No No 231 Strong
SREDNE-NEVSKY SHIPYARD
INN 7817315385 Saint Petersburg
5,11 6,84 No No 259 Medium
Proletarskiy plant
INN 7811039386 Saint Petersburg
1,94 3,18 No No 279 Medium
SHIPBUILDING PLANT SEVERNAYA VERF
INN 7805034277 Saint Petersburg
13,60 19,18 No No 267 Medium
Average industry value 10,74 10,79 15,11 12,77  
Source: Globas, calculations by Credinform

The enterprises in the Table 1 form the ship industry of Saint Petersburg. The analysis shows that two-thirds of the companies have a margin of safety that is lower than the average industry value, and four companies do not have one at all. Lack of margin of safety for Baltic Shipyard, Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, Proletarskiy Plant and Shipbuilding Plant Severnaya Verf is caused by their loss as the result for the year. A decrease in revenue of the above-mentioned companies will result in a further growth of net loss.

As a result of margin of safety calculation, specialists of the Information Agency Credinform have pointed out the industry leaders - Admiralty Shipyard, Nevskoe Design and Construction Office, St. Petersburg Marine Design Bureau Malachite. These enterprises have the strongest resistance to changes in economic environment. However, it is necessary to mention that a large margin of safety does not guarantee sustainable development for several years, as in only one year the Admiralty Shipyard had a drop in its margin of safety by over 30%. One of the key factors that influence the margin is decrease in sales revenue caused by drop in the number of orders.