The Federal law of June 8, 2020 No. 171-FL introduced the amendments to the Arbitration Procedure Code of the Russian Federation (hereinafter “the Code”) providing the Russian legal entities and individuals under restrictive measures of foreign countries the right to transfer case from foreign courts to the Russian ones.
The following new articles were included in the Code:
Article 2481. Exclusive competence for the arbitration courts of Russia concerning cases involving parties under restrictive measures.
Article 2482. Prohibition to initiate or continue trials involving parties under restrictive measures.
Thus, the arbitration courts of Russia are endowed competence concerning the following cases:
involving parties under restrictive measures imposed by foreign countries, associations, unions or state institutions;
disputes between the Russian legal entities and individuals and foreign parties, if the ground is restrictive measures imposed by the foreign state.
Persons against whom lawsuits are filed or held in the foreign courts have a right to file to the domiciliary arbitration courts of the RF regions or courts local to them an application for prohibition of initiating or continuing cases in the foreign courts and international arbitration courts outside Russia.
The arbitration court of Russia has a right to deliver a judgement on recovering monies in favor of such applicants from those against whom this prohibition has been issued if they fail to comply with the judicial act. The amount of money recovered may not exceed the amount of claims in the relevant foreign courts and legal expenses of the party.
All arbitration cases in the section “Arbitration proceedings” or cases of a certain counterparty in the similar section of the company’s profile are available for the subscribers of the Information and Analytical system Globas.
Information agency Credinform has prepared a review of activity trends of the largest Russian public catering companies during the financial crisis of 2008-2009. The largest public catering companies (restaurants and cafes, dining halls, buffets and cafeterias, food delivery services, etc.) (ТОP-1000) in terms of annual revenue were selected according to the data from the Statistical Register for the latest available periods (2006 - 2011). The analysis was based on data of the Information and Analytical system Globas.
Number of active companies
Within 2006 - 2011 the number of active companies was growing, however in time of crisis and in the beginning of recovery, the growth rate was decreasing.
The largest company in terms of net assets was LLC McDonald’s, INN 7710044140, Moscow. In 2011 net assets of the company amounted to more than 12 billion RUB. In 2018 the indicator amounted to more than 21 billion RUB.
The smallest size of net assets in TOP-1000 had LLC RISONT, INN 7724260447, Moscow, process of being wound up since 15.08.2016. The lack of property of the company in 2011 was expressed in negative terms -219 million RUB and - 126 million RUB in 2014.
Within 2006-2011, the average values of TOP-1000 net assets showed the growing tendency, however the growth rate was decreasing (Picture 2).
In general, within 2006 - 2011, the share of ТОP-1000 enterprises with lack of property was decreasing (Picture 3). Within the acute phase of crisis, the share of enterprises with lack of property was growing.
The largest company by sales revenue was also LLC McDonald’s, INN 7710044140, Moscow. In 2011, the indicator amounted to more than 34 billion RUB and more than 69 billion RUB in 2018.
In general, the growing trend in sales revenue with decreasing growth rate was observed (Picture 4).
Profit and loss
The largest company in terms of net profit was also LLC McDonald’s, INN 7710044140, Moscow. In 2011 the company’s profit amounted to 3,6 million RUB and 4,4 million RUB in 2018.
Within 2006 – 2011, the average profit values of TOP-1000 showed the growing tendency with decrease in the growth rate (Picture 5).
In 2006 – 2011 the average net profit values of ТОP-1000 showed the growing tendency, along with this the average net loss was increasing (Picture 6).
Main financial ratios
In 2006 – 2011 the average values of the current liquidity ratio were higher than the recommended values - from 1,0 to 2,0, with growing trend (Picture 7).
Within 2006 - 2011 the decreasing trend of the average values of ROI ratio with downward trend in the crisis 2008 was observed (Picture 8).
In 2006 – 2011 this business activity ratio demonstrated the decreasing trend with significant drop within the acute phase of crisis (Picture 9).
73% of ТОP-1000 companies are registered in the Unified register of small and medium-sized enterprises of the Russian Federal Tax Service. Herein, in 2011 their share in TOP-1000 total revenue was more than 20% (Picture 10).
Main regions of activity
ТОP-1000 companies are unequally located across the country and registered in 77 regions of Russia. More than 67% of the largest enterprises in terms of revenue are located in Moscow, Moscow region and St. Petersburg (Picture 11).
Financial position score
An assessment of the financial position of TOP-1000 companies shows that in 2020 the largest part have the average financial position (Picture 12).
Solvency index Globas
In 2020 the most of TOP-1000 companies got superior/high or strong/medium Solvency index Globas, this fact shows the ability of the companies to meet their obligations in time and fully (Picture 13).
A complex assessment of activity of the largest Russian public catering companies, taking into account the main indexes, financial ratios and indicators, demonstrates the presence of positive trends within 2006-2011 (Table 1).
|Trends and assessment factors||Relative share, %||Possible forecast|
|Dynamics of active companies||10|
|Growth rate of active companies||-10||During the acute phase of crisis, the number of active companies may decrease.|
|Dynamics of average net assets value||10|
|Growth/drawdown rate of average net assets value||-10||During the crisis recovery the growth rate of average net assets may decrease.|
|Increase / decrease in the share of enterprises with negative net assets||10||During the acute phase of crisis number of enterprises with negative net assets may increase.|
|Dynamics of average revenue||10|
|Growth/drawdown rate of average revenue||-10||In time of crisis, the growth rate of revenue may decrease.|
|Dynamics of average profit||10|
|Growth/drawdown rate of average net profit (loss)||-10||In time of crisis, the growth rate of profit may decrease.|
|Increase / decrease in average net profit of companies||10|
|Increase / decrease in average net loss of companies||-10||In time of crisis and its recovery the net loss may increase.|
|Increase / decrease in average values of current liquidity ratio||5|
|Increase / decrease in average values of ROI ratio||-10||During the acute phase of crisis, the ROI ratio may decrease.|
|Increase / decrease in average values of assets turnover ratio, times||-10||In time of crisis, the business activity is declining and during the recovery - is slowly growing.|
|Share of small and medium-sized businesses by revenue more than 20%||10|
|Financial position (the largest share)||5|
|Solvency index Globas (the largest share)||10|
|Average value of factors||0,6|
favorable trend (factor), unfavorable trend (factor).