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Net financial result of enterprises down by 17.7% y-o-y in H1


In the first half of 2012 the net financial result of non-financial enterprises employing 50 or more people amounted to just under PLN 46.2bn (approx. €10.9bn), which represents a decrease of 17.7% compared with the previous year, according to research carried out by the Central Statistical Office (GUS). In the first quarter the figure rose by 7.3% y-o-y.

During the analysed period, the sector’s revenues from total activity amounted to nearly PLN 1,161bn (€273bn), i.e. 8.2% higher than in H1 2011. Its costs rose at a higher rate, however (up by 9.8% y-o-y), and as a result the net profit margin declined to 4% from 5.2% a year earlier. The liquidity situation deteriorated as well, with the first-degree liquidity ratio down to 32% from 37.7%.

In H1 2012, 69.2% of all non-financial enterprises posted a net profit, compared with 68.8% a year earlier. In the manufacturing sector the proportion of profitable firms increased to 74.8% from 72.8%.The share of exporters in the overall population of companies was 46.8%, up from 45.9%. The proportion of profitable firms among exporters rose to 74.8% from 73.6%.

The survey covered 17,276 businesses employing 50 or more people, drawn from all sectors with the exception of agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishing, financial and insurance services and institutions of higher education.

Financial results of non-financial enterprises in Poland (PLN bn), H1 2010-H1 2012

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