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2018, vol. 65, iss. 1, pp. 391-411
Alternatives for exiting the loss zone for medium-sized agricultural enterprises in the Republic of Serbia
Biotechnological approaches for overcoming effects of drought on agricultural production in Serbia (MESTD - 31005)
European integrations and social and economic changes in Serbian economy on the way to the EU (MESTD - 47009)

Keywords: loss zone; agricultural enterprises; medium-sized enterprises; financial analysis; economic and financial power
The research objective is to identify causes and alternatives for exiting the loss zone for agricultural enterprises in Serbia. The subject of the research is financial performance of agricultural enterprises in 2010-2014. Economic and financial power of all medium sized agricultural enterprises was determined by applying financial analysis. Based on the sample of least successful entities, the causes and alternatives for exiting the loss zone were identified. The results show that loss appears due to a reduction in operating income or in contribution margin, or due to an increase in financial expenses. The first suggested alternative refers to increasing the volume of production and sales at current global price parity, while the second assumes shifting global price parity in favour of sales prices at current real capacity utilization rate. The effects of proposed alternatives are evaluated by two measures of profitability - return on assets and return on equity.
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article language: English
document type: Review Paper
DOI: 10.5937/ekoPolj1801391D
published in SCIndeks: 31/05/2018
peer review method: double-blind
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