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The Competition between London Companies Regarding Their Financial Performance

Simionescu Mihaela

Keywords:
inancial performance, competition, cash flow, book-to-market, leverage, cash-to-assets

Abstract
There is a high level of competition between companies and the final result is often measured by their financial performance. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the financial performance of a sample of companies from London. Statistical analysis is performed of 293 companies randomly selected from the population of firms resident in London, the economic indicators being registered for 2014. The main results indicated that most of the variation in financial performance is explained by the book-to-market ratio and cash-to-assets ratio. On the other hand, financial performance is also explained by cash flow and leverage. Most of the firms that were placed in the same group had a successful financial performance in 2014. Few companies located in the other cluster encountered some difficulties regarding cash flow and sales. This situation could be explained by the difficulties of facing the economic crisis. Thus the financial performance evaluation is useful in improving a firm’s financial indicators in order to achieve a higher profit. The diagnosis will help managers in taking the most suitable decisions to solve the financial problems by selecting the best strategies.

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10.7441/joc.2016.02.01


Simionescu M.(2016). The Competition between London Companies Regarding Their Financial Performance. Journal of Competitiveness, 8 (2), 5-16 http://doi.org/10.7441/joc.2016.02.01 
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