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Information agency Credinform has prepared a review of activity trends of the largest engineering companies of Northwest Russia.
The largest companies (ТОP-1000) in terms of annual revenue were selected according to the data from the Statistical Register for the latest available periods (2013 - 2018). The analysis was based on data of the Information and Analytical system Globas.
The largest company in terms of net assets is JSC UNITED SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION, INN 7838395215. In 2018 net assets of the company amounted to almost 250 billion RUB.
The smallest size of net assets in TOP-1000 had LLC Onezhsky Tractor Plant, INN 1001189079, which is in process of being wound up since 19.12.2017. The lack of property of the company in 2018 was expressed in negative terms -54,2 billion RUB.
For the last five years, the average values of TOP-1000 net assets showed the growing tendency (Picture 1).
For the last five years, the share of ТОP-1000 enterprises with lack of property is growing (Picture 2).
In 2018, the total revenue of 10 largest companies amounted to almost 58% from ТОP-1000 total revenue (Picture 3). This fact testifies the high level of industrial concentration in North-Western region.
In general, the growing trend in sales revenue is observed (Picture 4).
Profit and loss
The largest company in terms of net profit is JSC PO Sevmash, INN 2902059091. In 2018 the company’s profit amounted to 6,6 billion RUB.
For the last five years, the average profit values of TOP-1000 show the decreasing tendency (Picture 5).
Over a five-year period, the average net profit values of ТОP-1000 show the growing tendency, along with this the average net loss is growing too (Picture 6).
Main financial ratios
For the last five years, the average values of the current liquidity ratio were higher than the recommended values - from 1,0 to 2,0, with downward trend (Picture 7).
For the last five years, the high level of the average values of ROI ratio with downward trend is observed (Picture 8).
For the last five years, this business activity ratio demonstrated the downward trend (Picture 9).
74% of ТОP-1000 companies are registered in the Unified register of small and medium-sized enterprises of the Russian Federal Tax Service. Herein, their share in TOP-1000 total revenue amounted to 7%, which is significantly lower than national average value (Picture 10).
Main regions of activity
ТОP-1000 companies are unequally located across the country and registered in 10 regions of Russia. Almost 89% of the largest enterprises in terms of revenue are located in Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad and Leningrad regions (Picture 11).
Financial position score
An assessment of the financial position of TOP-1000 companies shows that the largest part have average financial position (Picture 12).
Solvency index Globas
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).
Industrial production index
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, the stability of industrial production index is observed in the North-West region during 12 months of 2018 – 2019 (Picture 14). Herewith the average index from month to month amounted to 105,2%.
A complex assessment of the largest engineering companies of Northwest Russia, taking into account the main indexes, financial ratios and indicators, demonstrates the presence of positive trends (Table 1).
|Trends and assessment factors||Relative share, %|
|Growth/drawdown rate of average net assets value||10|
|Increase / decrease in the share of enterprises with negative net assets||-10|
|The level of competition / monopolization||-10|
|Growth/drawdown rate of average revenue||10|
|Growth/drawdown rate of average net profit (loss)||-10|
|Increase / decrease in average net profit of companies||10|
|Increase / decrease in average net loss of companies||-10|
|Increase / decrease in average values of current liquidity ratio||-10|
|Increase / decrease in average values of ROI ratio||-5|
|Increase / decrease in average values of assets turnover ratio, times||-10|
|Share of small and medium-sized businesses by revenue more than 22%||-10|
|Financial position (the largest share)||5|
|Solvency index Globas (the largest share)||10|
|Industrial production index||10|
|Average value of factors||-2,0|
favorable trend (factor), unfavorable trend (factor).