2019 | vol. 24, nr 4 | 45-54
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Is the goodwill recognised in a business combination an indicator of the future profitability of the combined company?

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Czy wartość firmy ujawniona po połączeniu spółek wskazuje na przyszłą rentowność połączonej jednostki?
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The aim of the paper is to determine if there is any link between goodwill recognised in a business combination and the future performance of the combined company. The authors focused on examining the effects that business combinations had on the profitability of selected companies, performing a statistical analysis of their financial results. The study covered 730 Polish companies participating in a merger process (the acquiring company was examined at the time of the merger and 3 years after the merger date). The research included companies disclosing positive goodwill (99 companies) and not disclosing it (631 companies). The research period covered mergers in the years 2007-2012. The profitability analysis for 3 years after the merger covered the period until 2015. The result of the empirical research shows that the companies which recognised goodwill during the merger process were more profitable in the examined period of time. The study contributes to a wide research area focusing on examining the effects of business combinations on the future efficiency of combined companies.
Celem artykuły było określenie, czy istnieje powiązanie pomiędzy wartością firmy ujawnioną w wyniku połączenia spółek i przyszłymi wynikami osiąganymi przez jednostkę połączoną. Autorzy skoncentrowali uwagę na zbadaniu wpływu połączenia spółek na rentowność wybranych spółek i przeprowadzili statyczną analizę wyników finansowych przez nie osiągniętych. Badanie objęło 730 polskich spółek, które uczestniczyły w połączeniu. Jednostki przejmujące były badane w roku, w którym nastąpiło połączenie, oraz trzy lata po dniu połączenia. Wśród badanych spółek znalazły się te, które ujawniły wartość firmy (99 spółek), oraz te, które wartości firmy nie ujawniły (631 spółek). Badanie obejmowało połączenia przeprowadzone w latach 2007-2012. Analiza rentowności za okres trzech lat po połączeniu obejmowała okres do 2015 roku. Wyniki badania empirycznego wskazują, że spółki, które ujwaniły wartość firmy z połączenia, były bardziej rentowne w analizowanym okresie. Artykuł stanowi wkład do badań koncentrujących się na wpływie połączeń spółek na przyłą efektywność działania spółek połączonych.
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