Evaluating the effectiveness of companies using the DEA method

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A.Borodin, orcid.org/0000-0002-2872-1008, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I.Mityushina, orcid.org/0000-0003-3566-5654, Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, Russian Federation, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu. 2020, (6): 187 - 193



The paper assesses the effectiveness of Russian oil and gas companies. It is hypothesized that the DEA method for evaluating the effectiveness of companies gives the most accurate results compared to the method based on profitability coefficients and allows you to determine the individual and industry-wide effectiveness of companies.

The research methodology for testing the hypothesis includes calculating the profitability of oil and gas companies in Russia, as well as classic DEA analysis.

The empirical base of the study consists of relative and absolute indicators for seven oil and gas companies with the highest revenue in the industry. The result of the study is to confirm the accepted hypothesis and determine the most effective of the studied companies.

Models for evaluating the performance of companies based on the DEA analysis were developed (at the output of the models there were adopted: revenue, capitalization and oil production). A rating for evaluating the performance of oil and gas companies has been developed, which allowed us to comprehensively characterize the performance of the largest oil and gas companies in Russia (based on the calculation of profitability and technical efficiency indicators), as well as to identify general trends in the industry.

Practical value.
The models considered and the results of relative indicators allowed us to conclude that in order to assess the overall performance of companies, it is not enough to analyze individual indicators; moreover, the best result is achieved when building various models that allow a multi-sided approach to the study. The presented models can be recommended for evaluating the performance of companies that belong not only to the oil and gas industry, but also to other industries.

company performance, DEA method, profitability indicator, return on equity, return on assets


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