Felicetta Iovino
University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.2019.121
3rd International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2019 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Ljubljana – Slovenia, March 28, 2019, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia; Doba Business School – Maribor, Slovenia; Integrated Business Faculty –  Skopje, Macedonia; Faculty of Management – Zajecar, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-17-2, ISSN 2683-4510


Water companies play a strategic role in the economy of each country and determine the sustainability of the related resources involved. It is therefore interesting to analyze the profitability of water companies, operating in particular during the sales phase, during a ten years period. The aim of this paper is to analyze the profitability of the aforementioned companies, to check how they have affected by the effects of the reforms of public services. To this end, data from the AIDA database relating to Italian companies in the sector were used. The profitability of these companies has been analyzed using the main profitability, ROA and ROE ratios. An analysis of the trends of these indices was carried out for the period 2008-2017 and an ANOVA oneway. In this way, it has been verified whether the reforms of public services have affected the profitability of water companies in Italy.


Public services, Water, Profitability, Performance, Ratio.


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