Net profit ratio of the largest Russian publishing houses

ranking 18.04.2018

Information agency Credinform represents the ranking of the largest Russian publishing houses. Enterprises 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 and 2016). Then they were ranked by net profit ratio (Table 1). The analysis was made on the basis of the data of the Information and Analytical system Globas.

Net profit ratio (%) is calculated as a relation of net profit (loss) to sales revenue and characterizes the level of sales profit. There is no normative value for the indicator. It is recommended to compare enterprises of one industry, or change of the ratio in the course of time of a certain company. A negative value of the ratio indicates a net loss. A high value shows an efficient operation of an enterprise.

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 publishing houses the practical value of net profit made from 7,78% in 2016.

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.

able 1. Net profit, revenue, net profit ratio, solvency index Globas of the largest Russian publishing houses (TOP-10)
Name, INN, region Revenue, mln RUB Net profit, mln RUB Net profit ratio, % Solvency index Globas
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
IZDATELSTVO AST LLC
INN 7710899593
Moscow
Participates as a defendant in arbitration proceedings, there are unclosed writs of execution.
4 615,6 4 405,7 330,0 1 630,9 7,15 37,02 550 Insufficient
YAUZA-KATALOG LLC
INN 7721629285
Moscow
3 698,8 8 844,5 400,4 2 964,2 10,82 33,51 205 Strong
IZDATELSTVO PROSVESHCHENIE NJSC
INN 7715995942
Moscow
11 107,9 12 646,6 5 680,5 2 505,0 51,14 19,81 249 Strong
KOMMERSANT NJSC
INN 7707120552
Moscow
2 515,1 3 087,6 30,3 376,0 1,20 12,18 185 High
IZDATELSTVO E LLC
INN 7708188426
Moscow
7 231,4 9 001,8 717,3 663,3 9,92 7,37 161 Superior
IZDATELSTVO YAUZA LLC
INN 7707195170
Moscow
12 622,0 14 700,3 860,8 1 067,5 6,82 7,26 166 Superior
YAUZA-PRESS LLC
INN 7721562746
Moscow
13 469,1 17 472,5 815,2 1 167,6 6,05 6,68 169 Superior
PUBLISHING HOUSE KOMSOMOLSKAYA PRAVDA NJSC
INN 7714037217
Moscow
3 656,4 3 221,3 25,5 75,9 0,70 2,36 216 Strong
AKTION-PRESS LLC
INN 7702272022
Moscow
2 856,0 3 320,7 0,4 26,7 0,01 0,80 254 Medium
HEARST SHKULEV MEDIA LLC
INN 7708183322
Moscow
3 598,3 3 839,9 -10,8 -87,8 -0,30 -2,29 258 Medium
Total by TOP-10 companies 65 370,6 80 540,8 8 849,5 10 389,4      
Average value by TOP-10 companies 6 537,1 8 054,1 885,0 1 038,9 9,35 12,47  
Industry average value 19,8 22,5 -1,2 1,8 -6,11 7,78  

The average value of the net profit ratio of TOP-10 enterprises is much higher than the industry average. One company from the TOP-10 list increased revenue and net profit indicators in 2015 — 2016 compared to previous periods (marked with green filling in columns 2 — 5 of Table 1). Other companies decreased revenue or profit indicators or have a loss (marked with red filling in columns 2 — 5 of Table 1).

Picture 1. Net profit ratio and revenue of the largest Russian publishing houses (TOP-10) Picture 1. Net profit ratio and revenue of the largest Russian publishing houses (TOP-10)

The industry average indicators of the net profit ratio were below the practical value of 2016 over the past 10 years, with a downward trend (Picture 2).

Picture 2. Change in the industry average values of the net profit ratio of the largest Russian publishers in 2007 — 2016 Picture 2. Change in the industry average values of the net profit ratio of the largest Russian publishers in 2007 — 2016