Amendments to the business registration rules

In 2018 and in the beginning of 2019 amendments regarding state registration of LLC and Individual Entrepreneurs (IE) have come into force. We offer a brief review of changes.

  • It is possible to register IE or LLC both filing documents to the tax authorities and with the help of multifunctional centers (MFC). Since 2018 the Federal Tax Service (FTS RF) and MFC began cooperation in electronic form and from the beginning of 2019 terms of the state registration have been reduced and now are the same as via filing to the FTS authorities.
  • According to the par.3 of the art.11 of the Federal Law from 08.08.2001 №129-FL «On state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs» while filing documents for business registration to the tax authorities it is necessary to enter an e-mail address. Following the results of application processing, documents, signed by enhanced qualified electronic signature, will be sent on referenced e-mail address or address contained at the register. The documents can be received also in paper form, but it is necessary to file a request to register authority of the FTS.
  • Earlier, regardless of the reason of registration denial, refiling of documents was expected to pay stamp duty once again. Now it is acceptable to file documents again without paying stamp duty second time during 3 months after the date of decision on registration denial. It is no need to file repeatedly documents, filed to the tax authorities earlier and containing no mistakes.
  • From the beginning of 2019 it is possible to register business without paying stamp duty, if filing documents in electronic form with enhanced qualified electronic signature.

According to the Federal Tax Service of Russia, 17415 newly established legal entities and 58574 individual entrepreneurs and peasant farm enterprises were registered in January 2019. Information about the above mentioned entities and all business entities, including archive data, is fully available for subscribers of the Information and Analytical system Globas.

Return on assets of the largest hotels

Information agency Credinform represents the ranking of the largest Russian hotel business enterprises. The companies with the largest volume of annual revenue (TOP-10) were selected for the ranking, according to the data from the Statistical Register for the latest available periods (for 2015 - 2017). Then they were ranked by accounts receivable turnover (Table 1). The analysis was made on the basis of the data of the Information and Analytical system Globas.

Return on assets (%) is calculated as the relation of the sum of net profit and interest payable to the total assets value of a company and shows how many monetary units of net profit are earned by every unit of total assets.

The ratio characterizes the effectiveness of using by the company of its resources. The higher is the ratio value, the more effective is business, that is the higher the return per every monetary unit invested in assets.

However, it is necessary to take into account that the book value of assets may not correspond to their current market value. For example, under the influence of inflation, the book value of fixed assets will increasingly be underestimated in time, that will lead to an overestimation of the return on assets. Thus, it is necessary to take into account not only the structure, but also the age of the assets.

It should be also taken into account the dynamics of this indicator. Its consistent decline indicates a drop in asset utilization.

The experts of the Information agency Credinform, taking into account the actual situation both in the economy as a whole and in the sectors, has developed and implemented in the Information and Analytical system Globas the calculation of practical values of financial ratios that can be recognized as normal for a particular industry. For hotel business enterprises the practical value of the return on assets ratio is from -9,3%.

For getting of the most comprehensive and fair picture of the financial standing of an enterprise it is necessary to pay attention to all combination of indicators and financial ratios.

Table 1. Net profit, revenue, return on assets, solvency index Globas of the largest Russian hotel business enterprises (TOP -10)
Name of legal entity and hotel, INN, region Revenue, billion RUB Net profit (loss), billion RUB Retune on assets, % Solvency index Globas
2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge
INN 7841338200 Saint-Petersburg
up1,86 up1,99 up0,05 up0,23 up7,15 up22,93 175 High
Lotte Hotel Moscow
INN 7704169180 Moscow
down3,57 up3,69 up1,98 down0,86 up17,45 down7,72 238 Strong
Grand Hotel Europe
INN 7841304521 Saint-Petersburg
up1,46 up1,61 down0,03 up0,13 down1,25 up6,66 165 Superior
Izmailovo Hotel
INN 7719017101 Moscow
down1,56 up1,67 down0,05 up0,07 down4,31 up5,80 158 Superior
Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
INN 7703774970 Moscow
up2,22 up2,53 up-0,15 up0,02 up-1,37 up0,14 247 Strong
Hotel Radisson Collection Moscow
INN 7730121138 Moscow
up2,58 up2,79 up0,09 down-0,02 up0,96 down-0,24 251 Medium
Resort Gorky Gorod
INN 2320102816 Krasnodar territory
up3,62 up4,78 up-5,51 up-1,17 up-8,83 up-1,92 275 Medium
Ski resort Rosa Khutor
INN 7702347870 Moscow
up4,45 up5,40 up-10,08 up-1,72 up-20,96 up-3,88 267 Medium
Taleon Imperial Hotel
INN 7808025538 Saint-Petersburg
up1,26 up3,42 up0,01 down-0,47 up0,16 down-6,06 257 Medium
Metropol Hotel
INN 7704833523 Moscow
up1,90 up1,92 down-0,56 down-0,70 down-33,53 down-38,64 291 Medium
Total by TOP-10 companies up24,48 up29,80 up-14,09 up-2,77    
Avearge value by TOP-10 companies up2,45 up2,98 up-1,41 up-0,28 up-3,34 up-0,75
Industry average value down0,02 up0,03 up-0,001 down-0,007 up-1,13 down-9,30

Up — improvement of the indicator to the previous period, DOWN — decline in the indicator to the previous period.

The average value of the return on sales of TOP-10 enterprises is above industry average and practical values. Six companies from the TOP-10 list improved the indicators in 2017 compared to the previous period.

Picture 1. Return on assets and revenue of the largest Russian hotel business enterprises (TOP-10) Picture 1.Return on assets and revenue of the largest Russian hotel business enterprises (TOP-10)

The industry average indicators of the return on assets ratio have a downward trend over the course of 10 years (Picture 2).

Picture 2. Change in the industry average values of the return on assets of Russian hotel business enterprises in 2008 – 2017 Picture 2. Change in the industry average values of the return on assets of Russian hotel business enterprises in 2008 – 2017