Agafonova I.I.Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation email@example.com ORCID id: not available
Subject The article addresses the equity to debt ratio of a corporation and the impact of the two capitals on financial sustainability. PAO Mechel serves as an object of the research, as over the analyzed period the company has been in the risk zone and subject to a loss of solvency. Objectives The purpose of the study is to define the role of financial capital structure, reveal problems and develop measures to improve the financial sustainability of the corporation. Methods The study rests on analytical methods and statistical techniques, like comparison, method of averages, grouping, graphical methods and method of analytical tables construction. Results To recover, the corporation should reduce high-margin production costs of iron and steel companies that may have a significant impact on consolidated statements. Furthermore, it should continue refinancing loans to enhance its financial position. Conclusions and Relevance The proposed streamlining of the considered companies and the entire corporation will generate cash flows and increase shareholders' equity due to a reduction in the retained loss. The large metallurgical group will be able to discharge its liabilities or increase its equity capital to achieve a balance between debt and equity funds.
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