Poor profitability for listed enterprises
The operating profit margin for listed enterprises rose 1.4 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2015 to 1.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016. This was however 6 per cent lower than in the third quarter of 2016.
|NOK Million||Per cent|
|4th quarter 2016||3rd quarter 2016||3rd quarter 2016 - 4th quarter 2016||4th quarter 2015 - 4th quarter 2016|
|Operating income||339 742||308 407||10.2||-2.6|
|Operating profit||5 882||23 735||-75.2||410.6|
|Operating result before tax||-6 730||17 233||-139.1||-51.6|
|Equity||959 916||951 278||0.9||-1.0|
|Total equity and liabilities||2 458 394||2 425 204||1.4||-2.3|
|Per cent||Percentage points|
|Operating profit margin (per cent)||1.7||7.7||-6.0||1.4|
|Operating margin (per cent)||-2.0||5.6||-7.6||2.0|
|Equity ratio (per cent)||39.0||39.2||-0.2||0.5|
The operating income totalled NOK 340 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was 2.6 per cent down from the fourth quarter of 2015 but 10 per cent up from the third quarter of 2016.