ANALYSIS OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH RATES OF COMPANIES INCLUDED IN THE MIXED HOLDING POWER UTILITY OF REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA

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https://doi.org/10.7251/ACE2033065R

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sustainable growth, revenues, Banja Luka Stock Exchange, Elektroprivreda

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This paper analyzes selected data on the performance of companies that are part of the power utility Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske with the aim of determining their sustainable growth rates. The energy sector was chosen because of its importance both for the Republic of Srpska capital market (measured by the participation in the total market capitalization of the Banja Luka Stock Exchange and the basic Stock Exchange index) and the entire Republic of Srpska economy (measured by the participation in gross domestic product). The analysis considered data from published financial statements for 2019, with an emphasis on the following: operating assets, liabilities, capital, operating income and net profit. The dividend policy was also considered, but it was concluded in the paper that none of the observed companies paid dividends from profit for 2019 by the end of this analysis. The research results show that the rate of sustainable growth exceeds 1% in only one case, while in several other cases there are negative rates of sustainable growth caused by the loss in the observed period. Such facts could raise concerns, but also indicate possible directions for future actions in order to improve the performance of the considered companies.

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2020-12-30

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Radivojac, G., & Krčmar, A. (2020). ANALYSIS OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH RATES OF COMPANIES INCLUDED IN THE MIXED HOLDING POWER UTILITY OF REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA. Acta Economica, 18(33), 65–76. https://doi.org/10.7251/ACE2033065R

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