The analysis of the economic situation in the Austrian retail sector carried out on behalf of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber – Retail Commerce shows a deterioration in earnings and an improvement in the financial situation for the current financial year 2017/18. 3.0 % profit before tax (in % of net sales) is generated on average by the retail companies reporting on the balance sheet. In retail, 35 % of assets are financed with equity. The analysis results are based on special evaluations of the balance sheet database of the Austrian Institute for SME Research.
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Press Release of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber – Division Commerce
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