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Net financial result of enterprises up by 7.3% y-o-y in Q1


In the first quarter of 2012 the net financial result of non-financial enterprises employing 50 or more people amounted to nearly PLN 23.6bn (approx. €5.6bn), which represents an increase of 7.3% compared with the same period of the previous year, according to research carried out by the Central Statistical Office (GUS). By way of comparison, in 2011 as a whole the figure rose by 16.2%.

During the analysed period, revenues of enterprises from all operations amounted to almost PLN 574.2bn (€135.6bn), i.e. 12% higher than in the corresponding period of 2011. As costs rose at a higher rate (by 12.3% y-o-y), the sector’s net profit margin decreased to 4.1% from 4.3%. There was also a deterioration in corporate liquidity: the first-degree liquidity ratio amounted to 33.9%, down from 38.9% a year earlier.

In Q1 2012 about 62.1% of all non-financial enterprises posted a net profit, up from 61.6% a year earlier. In manufacturing the share of profitable firms rose more significantly and reached 70%, up from 68.1%.

The percentage of exporting firms in the overall population of companies increased to 45.2% from 44.2% in Q1 2011. The proportion of profitable exporters was 70.2%, up from 69.2%.

The survey covered 16,845 businesses employing 50 or more people, drawn from all sectors with the exception of agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing, financial services and higher education.

Financial results of non-financial enterprises in Poland (PLN bn), Q1 2008-Q1 2012

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