Decreasing EBIT for Austrian SME

BusinessEconomy ♦ Published: October 5, 2011; 19:02 ♦ (Vindobona)

Domestic Small and Medium Enterprises record a decline in their return on investment. Lower finance costs could offset this effect. 40% of all SME are in the red zone.

Decreasing EBIT for Austrian SME / Picture: ©

The average return on sale for Austrian SME was 2.5% in 2009/10, which is an improvement by 0.16 percentage points. The average EBIT however declined by 0.36 percentage points. The higher operating profit is thus the only result from a decline in finance costs. This is the result of a study by SME Research Austria (KMU Forschung Austria), which observed 67.000…

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