ALTERNATIVES FOR EXISTING THE LOSS ZONE FOR MEDIUM-SIZED AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

  • Sonja Đuričin, PhD Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade
  • Isidora Beraha, PhD Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade
  • Duško Bodroža, PhD Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade

Abstract

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 fnancial performance of agricultural enterprises in 2010-2014. Economic and fnancial power of all mediumsized agricultural enterprises was determined by applying fnancial analysis. Based on the sample of least successful entities, the causes and alternatives for exiting the loss zone were identifed. The results show that loss appears due to a reduction in operating income or in contribution margin, or due to an increase in fnancial expenses. The frst 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 proftability - return on assets and return on equity.

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Published
2018-01-20
How to Cite
ĐURIČIN, Sonja; BERAHA, Isidora; BODROŽA, Duško. ALTERNATIVES FOR EXISTING THE LOSS ZONE FOR MEDIUM-SIZED AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 65, n. 1, p. 391-411, jan. 2018. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <http://ea.bg.ac.rs/index.php/EA/article/view/30>. Date accessed: 23 may 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.5937/ekoPolj1801391D.