Profitability in Australian enterprises

S Feeny, M Rogers

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

This paper analyses profitability in a sample of large Australian companies over the period 1985 to 1996. Various measures of profitability are used and the paper provides a discussion of the theoretical basis for these measures. The key issues investigated are a comparison of the profitability measures, the distribution of profitability between firms, and the persistence of firm profitability. The results are compared to previous studies on firm profitability.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)0734014465
Publication statusUnpublished - 1998

Publication series

NameMelbourne Institute working paper
No.21/98

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Firm profitability
Profitability
Persistence

Keywords

  • profit
  • rate of return
  • firm performance

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Feeny, S., & Rogers, M. (1998). Profitability in Australian enterprises. (Melbourne Institute working paper; No. 21/98). Australia: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
Feeny, S ; Rogers, M. / Profitability in Australian enterprises. Australia : Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, 1998. (Melbourne Institute working paper; 21/98).
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