DEVELOPMENT OF PROFITABILITY IN SLOVAK AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES IN YEARS 2004-2011

Tomáš Rábek1, Marián Tóth2
1, 2 Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Economics and Management
Rábek, Tomáš (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Economics and Management)
Tóth, Marián (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Economics and Management)
DEVELOPMENT OF PROFITABILITY IN SLOVAK AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES IN YEARS 2004-2011
Zeszyty Naukowe SGGW, Polityki Europejskie, Finanse i Marketing, 2013, vol., nr 10 (59), s. 580-587

Key words

Profitability profitability ratios benchmarking agriculture Slovakia

Abstract

Main objective of the paper is to evaluate the development of profitability in Slovak agriculture based on individual data from the balance sheets and profit and loose statements of all agricultural enterprises in the period 2004-2011. In the analyses we used more than 1100 enterprises in each researched year. For the characteristic the development of profitability we used more ratios from financial analyses, in the first place - Return on Investment, Return on Equity and Return on Sales. A group of profitability ratios shows the combined effects of liquidity, asset management, and debt on operating results. The results presented in this paper could be used as a benchmark for individual enterprises comparison.