European financial KPI and cost benchmark

A Statista DossierPlus on cost structures and financial KPIs of European companies

European financial KPI and cost benchmark This Statista DossierPlus takes an in-depth look on the most important key performance indicators (KPIs) of companies in five European economies. By analyzing the cost structure, as well as profitability, activity, and solvency ratios across the economies, the study gives insides into the development of the companies in the sample countries and enables decision makers to benchmark their business against the market.

Since the beginning of the global economic crisis, the European economies went through multiple slumps. The DossierPlus analyzes the consequences for the respective economies by examining the influence on their income statement and balance sheet structure. The study examines the consequences for the respective economies.

The DossierPlus investigates the cost structure of the financial performance of companies in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Poland. Among other KPIs, staff cost, cost of goods sold, and the profitability is analyzed relative to the turnover.

Subsequently, the paper draws a detailed picture of the development of balance sheet structures of European companies. As it will be shown, the crisis had strong effects on the way European companies finance their business.

The DossierPlus offers a unique insight into the development and state of five European key countries and interprets the most important developments from 2005 to 2019.​

The cost and financing structure of European companies differ across countries and industry lines. Costs for employees, goods sold and consumables as well as profitability and indebtedness are examples. To make well informed decisions it is of importance to know those differences and understand the drivers behind it.

However, it can prove cumbersome to gather comparable information about industries and economies. This Statista DossierPlus aims to close this gap. Based on aggregated income statements, balance sheets and financial ratios, Statista generated an economy-wide assessment of key performance indicators (KPIs) in five European economies.

The analysis of the benchmark is based on aggregated income statement and balance sheet data. Moreover, the data is representative for the distribution of companies in the countries considered. It covers the majority of turnover made in the respective economies and is based on all industries, excluding financial andinsurance companies, public administration and activities of households. The outcome allows to look at the development of European economies based on national generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) from 2005 until 2019 in five European key countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Poland.

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