Net profit ratio of travel agents

Information agency Credinform represents a ranking of the largest travel agents. Companies engaged in sale of trips, tours, transportation and accommodation of individuals and businesses (TOP-10 and TOP-1000) with the largest annual revenue were selected for the ranking, according to the latest accounting periods in the Statistical Register and the Federal Tax Service (2018 – 2020). Then they were ranked by the net profit ratio (Table 1). The selection and analysis were based on the data from the Information and Analytical system Globas.

Net profit ratio (%) is a relation of net profit (loss) to sales revenue. It is an indicator of the level of sales revenue.

There is no standard value for this ratio. It is recommended to compare companies of the same industry, or change in the ratio of the specific company. Negative value of the ratio is indicative of the net loss, and the high one means the efficiency of the company.

In order to get the most comprehensive and fair picture of the financial standing of an enterprise, it is necessary to pay attention to all the combination of financial indicators and ratios.

Table 1. Net profit, revenue, net profit ratio, solvency index Globas of travel agents (TOP-10)
Name, INN, region, type of activity Revenue, million RUB Net profit (loss), million RUB Net profit ratio, % Solvency index Globas
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
INN 7719469605 Moscow,
activities of travel agencies
up20,9 up346,7 up-0,4 up18,9 up-1,69 up5,46 252 Medium
INN 7708549087 Moscow,
organization of business trips, fairs, conferences
down1 048,5 down532,3 up23,4 down16,4 up2,24 up3,08 208 Strong
INN 7704005657 Moscow,
domestic and international tourism
up455,0 down271,8 up19,8 down4,8 up4,35 down1,77 194 High
INN 7706105350 Moscow,
activities of travel agencies
down235,5 up283,3 down-7,5 up4,5 down-3,17 up1,60 269 Medium
INN 7733538667 Moscow,
activities of travel agencies
down608,4 down228,3 down7,0 down3,5 up1,16 up1,52 266 Medium
INN 7702520780 Moscow,
organization of corporate events in Russia and abroad
up1 815,4 down802,3 up84,2 down10,1 up4,64 down1,26 222 Strong
LLC Coral travel centre
INN 7707778239 Moscow,
tour operator in Turkey, Russia, Greece, Spain, Tunis
up193,0 down191,1 down2,2 down1,1 down1,13 down0,57 318 Adequate
INN 7701607660 Moscow,
domestic, international, inbound and outbound tourism
up2 868,1 down2 032,7 up260,1 down0,5 down9,07 down0,02 251 Medium
INN 7727281607 Moscow,
activities of travel agencies
up390,5 down268,6 up199,1 down-52,9 up51,00 down-19,69 324 Adequate
INN 7714775020 Moscow,
activities of travel agencies
up25 568,3 down7 701,5 up317,5 down-4 021,0 up1,24 down-52,21 306 Adequate
Average value for TOP-10 up3 320,3 down1 265,9 up90,6 down-401,4 up7,00 down-5,66  
Average value for TOP-1000 up66,13 down29,3 up3,8 down-3,5 down6,78 down-1,35  

вверх improvement compared to prior period, вниз decline compared to prior period

All TOP-10 companies are located in Moscow.

The average values of net profit ratio for TOP-10 and TOP-1000 companies are negative and lower than the values in the prior period. Six companies decreased the values in 2020, whereas in 2019 the decrease was recorded only for three companies.

At the same time, only two companies could increase the revenue and net profit in 2020.

Thus, 2020 appeared to be significantly less successful for TOP-10 companies comparing to 2019. In average, the revenue decreased almost by 62% and net profit - by more than 5%. Companies with the largest revenue for 2019 bear the biggest losses.

In general, the growth of the average industry values of net profit ratio was observed 5 times within the last 10 years (Picture 1). The highest value was registered in 2019, the lowest – in 2010. In 2020, the ratio is forecasted to have the negative value.

Picture 1. Change of average values of net profit ratio of travel agents in 2010 – 2019 Picture 1. Change of average values of net profit ratio of travel agents in 2010 – 2019
Legislative changes

Federal Law No. 48-FZ dated March 24th, 2021 amended the Federal Law "On the Fundamental Principles of Tourist Activities in the Russian Federation".

According to the adopted amendments, the Unified Federal Register of Travel Agents and Subagents (the Register) will operate in Russia from January 1st, 2022.

The information in the Register will include the following data:

  • existence of contracts for the promotion and sale of tourist products between tour operators and travel agents, between travel agents and subagents, indicating areas of touristic activities (inbound tourism, outbound tourism, domestic tourism);
  • dates of conclusion and validity of such contracts;
  • possibility or impossibility of transfer by travel agents of tour operators' orders to execute in order to promote and sale tourist products by subagents;
  • registry number of travel agent.

Travel agents and subagents data will be added to the Register automatically based on the data from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and the Unified State Register of Sole Entrepreneurs.

Information about contracts for the promotion and sale of tourist products, dates of their conclusion and duration, as well as indications of the possibility or impossibility of concluding such contracts with subagents will be added to the Register by tour operators (travel agents) independently within no more than three working days from the date of conclusion of the contracts.

This can be done in electronic form in tour operator's personal account on the official website of the authorized federal executive authority on the Internet.

Promotion and sale of tourist products by travel agents or subagents is possible only if they are included in the Register, otherwise administrative liability is provided.

Starting from the date of amendments entering into the force a transition period of 180 days is provided in order to enter all the necessary information into the Register.

Users of Information and Analytical system Globas are able to access the information about all travel companies operating in Russia, which is over 47 thousand companies.