Econometric Modeling of SME Performance. Case of Romania
AbstractIn the present study, we analyzed the financial equilibrium factors that have a major impact on SME financial performance, as this performance is considered to have played a pivotal role in Romania’s recovery from the economic crisis. Thus, we built econometric models based on return on assets and return on sales in five economic sectors, i.e., pharmaceuticals, furniture manufacturing, leather garment factories, software firms and textile factories. We show how the enterprises’ performance was influenced by the independent variables of the equilibrium: fixed assets, current assets, inventory, receivables, equity and liabilities. The results indicate that return on assets is influenced by the current assets ratio and the inventory ratio in all models, as well as by the equity-to-total liabilities ratio in 80% of the models. We also notice that assets ratios have the highest influence on performance evaluation, namely inventory ratio in all models and current assets ratio in 87.5% of the models. In addition, liabilities ratios influence performance as follows: equity-to-total liabilities ratio in 80% of the models and total debt-to-assets ratio in 35% of the models. View Full-Text
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Batrancea, I.; Morar, I.-D.; Masca, E.; Catalin, S.; Bechis, L. Econometric Modeling of SME Performance. Case of Romania. Sustainability 2018, 10, 192.
Batrancea I, Morar I-D, Masca E, Catalin S, Bechis L. Econometric Modeling of SME Performance. Case of Romania. Sustainability. 2018; 10(1):192.Chicago/Turabian Style
Batrancea, Ioan; Morar, Ioan-Dan; Masca, Ema; Catalin, Sabau; Bechis, Liviu. 2018. "Econometric Modeling of SME Performance. Case of Romania." Sustainability 10, no. 1: 192.