Bank of Russia will continue the moderately tight monetary policy

One of the forms of state regulation of the economy is the monetary policy. The Central Bank of Russia (the CB of the RF, Mega-regulator) implements it through activities that affect the change of the money supply (monetary policy) and regulate the volume of loans, level of interest rates and other indicators (credit policy).

In monetary policy the Mega-regulator uses basic instruments and methods that are defined by the federal law №86-FZ "On the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)» dated 10.0.2002 in Art. 35:

  • interest rates on operations of the Bank of Russia;
  • mandatory reserve requirements;
  • open-market transactions;
  • refinancing of credit institutions;
  • exchange rate interventions;
  • setting of monetary targets;
  • direct quantitative restrictions;
  • bond issue on behalf of itself;
  • other instruments defined by the Bank of Russia.

As of the end of March 2016 there were a number of changes taken place in the system of instruments of the monetary policy of the Bank of Russia. Thus, the value of the refinance rate has been equated to the value of the key rate of the CB of the RF, at present it is 11%. 

By commitments of credit institutions in foreign currency, with the exception of obligations to individuals, the legal reserve requirements has been increased by 1 percentage point since April 1, 2016 and now they reach 5,25%. 

All shares of legal entities - residents of the Russian Federation and Russian depositary receipts for shares of legal entities - non-residents of the Russian Federation are excluded from the Lombard List of the Bank of Russia after February 1, 2016 included in it on the date of adoption of this decision.

Since January 19, 2016 the instrument of refinancing of credit institutions has been created, that allows to secure the right of claim on loans granted to leasing companies within the provisions defined by the Fund for the Development of Industry.

The Bank of Russia hasn’t been carrying out foreign exchange interventions (purchase / sale) in the domestic currency market since July 29, 2015. At the same time the Federal Treasury hasn’t been making the purchase / sale of foreign currency since February 3, 2015. 

The lending of the CB of the RF on ongoing transactions aimed at ruble liquidity provision has been increased since March 1, 2016, for example, on «overnight» credits - up to 0,4 bln RUB per day, collateral loans – up to 10,7 bln RUB, transactions «currency swap» - up to 37,0 bln RUB, repo transactions - up to 299,7 bln RUB. At the same time on open-market transactions it is noted a decrease on the provision of liquidity volumes, for example, for repo auctions - almost three times.

The analysis of the situation in the Russian economy has shown that, for example, to reduce the inflation in the economy up to 4% in 2017 the Mega-regulator will carry out the moderately tight monetary policy. However, according to the Central Bank, it will take a more prolonged period, than had been expected earlier, because inflation risks remain high due to the unpredictable oil market environment, persistent inflation expectations, uncertainty of separate parameters of the budget. In support of its intentions the CB of the RF has kept the key rate intact, which it has set as early as in August 3, 2015.

Debt ratio of the largest Russian machines and machine-tool equipment manufacturers

Information agency Credinform presents the ranking of the largest Russian machines and machine-tool equipment manufacturers on debt ratio. The largest by revenue companies in this industry for the last available in the Statistical register period (2014) were taken for the investigation. Further the TOP-10 enterprises were ranked in the ascending order of debt ratio value (Table 1).

Debt ratio is one of the financial stability ratios. The ratios of this group are the most interesting in terms of exploring the possibility of granting the long-term loans or investing as it characterizes the possibility of the company to meet its long-term obligations. Thus, the debt ratio is calculated as a ratio of total borrowed funds to equity capital and shows how many units of borrowed funds the company had attracted to each unit of own sources of financing. 

The recommended value of the ratio is less than 1. The debt to assets ratio should not be negative, that’s why the ratio value from 0 to 1 is one of the indicators of company’s high ability to meet its obligations.

Taking into account the actual position of economy in the whole as well as industries, experts of the Information agency Credinform developed and implemented in the Information and Analytical system Globas- i® the calculation of financial ratios practical values, which can be considered normal for their industry. Practical value of the Debt ratio for machine-tool manufacture ranges from 0,01 to 8,75. 

Table 1. Net profit, revenue, debt ratio and solvency index of machines and machine-tools manufacturers (TOP-10)
Name, Tax number, RegionNet profit (loss) 2014, th RUBRevenue 2014, th RUBRevenue 2014 to 2013, %Debt ratio, (х)Solvency index Globas-i
Tax number 7806013625
86 308 1 148 789 93 0,19 238 High
Tax number 6229009163
Ryazan region
156 429 2 767 065 119 0,47 214 High
Tax number 3662118923
Voronezh region
17 673 2 312 706 257 2,41 248 High
Tax number 6232000019
Ryazan region
3 519 509 521 69 2,45 272 High
Tax number 5010025437
Moscow region
-101 664 416 879 42 2,82 317 Satisfactory
Tax number 268061504
Republic of Bashkortostan
7 332 632 194 126 6,12 299 High
Tax number 6027076488
Pskov region
578 727 007 90 9,89 304 Satisfactory
Tax number 7715555765
1 458 663 202 102 32,63 207 High
Tax number 2221202506
Altai Territory
170 663 492 87 305,01 265 High
Tax number 7704802518
Tver region
-675 445 677 468 135 -2,89 355 Satisfactory

The obtained results give evidence to the fact that the debt ratio of 2 companies from the TOP-10 - ZAO NPF INZHENERNY I TEKHNOLOGICHESKY SERVIS and PAO TJAZHPRESSMASH satisfy the recommended standards. The following 3 companies PAO TJAZHMEKHPRESS, PAO SASTA and PELCOM DUBNA MACHINE-BUILDING FACTORY LTD.  have the indicator which stays within the practical standard. The rest 4 companies show the ratio values from 6,12 to 305,01. The debt ratio of LLC SAVELOVSKI MACHINE BUILDING PLANT has a negative value. Total borrowed assets of this company exceed the equity amount and the losses in 2014 which amounted to more than 600 million RUB are commensurate with the earned revenue.

The industry-average indicator amounted to 5,07. All the above mentioned speaks for high debt load of both companies in the bottom lines of the Top-10 and companies in the industry in the whole.

7 companies of the TOP-10 were given the high solvency index Globas-i® by the complex of financial and nonfinancial indicators, which characterizes them as financially stable. PELCOM DUBNA MACHINE-BUILDING FACTORY LTD., NAO PSKOVELEKTROSVAR and LLC SAVELOVSKI MACHINE BUILDING PLANT were given the satisfactory solvency index Globas-i®. It is first of all connected with losses in 2013-2014 and revenue volume reduction. 


Figure 1. Debt ratio of machines and machine-tools manufacturers (TOP-10)

Debt ratio of machines and machine-tools manufacturers

The largest by revenue companies in this industry for 2014 PAO TJAZHPRESSMASH and PAO TJAZHMEKHPRESS are placed on the second and third spots of the ranking with debt indicators that equal to 0,47 and 2,41 respectively. The total revenue of these companies for 2014 amounted to more than 5 billion RUB or 48% in the total volume of revenue by the TOP-10. ZAO NPF INZHENERNY I TEKHNOLOGICHESKY SERVIS shows the best indicator value 0,19.

The total revenue volume of the TOP-10 for 2014 amounted to 10,5 billion RUB, which is by 12% greater than the same indicator for 2013. 

The respectively balanced distribution of machine-tools enterprises along Russia is important to be noted. The biggest amount of these companies is registered in Moscow, Ryazan, Moscow and Orenburg regions. 

For reference 

Figure 2. The Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) data on manufacture of cutting and woodworking machines in 2010-2015 (piece)

The Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) data on manufacture of cutting and woodworking machines in 2010-2015

Thus for the last full 6 years in a row the biggest amount of machines was manufactured in 2013.  The gain in production output in 2013 to 2010 amounted to 49%. Production output in 2015 to 2010 and 2013 amounted to 144% and 97% respectively.

The biggest share of the manufactured machines in 2015 in the nomenclature accrues to: woodworking machines – 29%; threading and nut-threading cutting machines – 18%; woodworking bandsaw machines – 9%; woodworking machines designed for the certain industry – 9%; machines for deflashing, tool grinding, polishing, finishing (honing), cutting or planning machines or for other types of metalworking – 9%; beam-pumping unit for the oil industry.