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Theoretical and Applied Economics
No. 7 / 2014 (596)

The analysis of the influence factors affecting the performance of pharmaceutical companies

Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Irina-Bogdana PUGNA
Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Abstract. The paper provides an overview of current situation of the global pharmaceutical industry, with focus placed on the EU pharmaceutical market, including also the Romanian pharmaceutical market evolution synthetized into a SWOT analysis. As main goal the paper identifies several financial performance influence factors at the level of a number of companies from pharmaceutical sector, in order to generate a particular econometric model. The findings of the paper focus on the prediction of Return on Equity (ROE) ratio as the main performance measurement considered significant for the industry our and a large number of factors which contribute to its changes. Thereof, the paper investigates the relationship between various influence indicators or factors resulting from the financial situation of a company and the performance thereof and generates conclusions for the decisions makers at the level of the companies.

Keywords: economic and financial performance, financial ratios, pharmaceutical industry, quantitative analysis.

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