Common traits of successful start up in Catalonia companies

Montserrat Casanovas, Teresa Monllau, Enric Ripoll, M. Josep Arasa, Jordi Pla, Josepa Alemany


Purpose: This present work is the first part of an investigation made by the Companies Assessment Commission in the Associació Catalana de Comptabilitat i Direcció (ACCID), the aim of this paper is to analyze the key success in the start up companies. Specifically we are going to analyze the financial factors in the Catalonian start up companies created in the last five year.

Design/methodology/approach: To make the study we have analyze the financial ratios from the companies creates in Catalonia in the last five years. Data has been obtained from the data base SABI. The period of the study has been from 2010-2012.

Findings and originality/value: The results show the fact that the sector where most of the successful companies are is the commerce sector, both wholesale and retail. Specially the most successful one is the heath sector.

Originality/value: To determine which are the successful agents in the Catalonian star up companies.


Start up; EBITDA; liquidity ratio, ROE, ROA, Equity, results

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Online ISSN: 1697-9818; Print ISSN: 2014-3214; DL: B-33375-2004

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