Peculiarities of the Ukrainian housing and utility services enterprises activity in the context of defining their development potential

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The aim of the article is to study the peculiarities of housing and utility services enterprises activity as factors of influence on their development potential.

Research methodology. When solving the tasks given in the article, method of hypotheses and statistical research, methods for analyzing socio-economic factors of influence on enterprises’ development potential are used.

Results. The authors proved the fairness of the presented scientific hypotheses as for peculiarities of housing and utility services enterprises in Ukraine, specifically, existence of natural monopoly of housing and utility services enterprises; limitations of the enterprise management functions in the sphere of setting up prices and standards for services; necessity to ensure long-term activities and continuity of production; non-compliance of quality, nomenclature of services, their reliability, economic feasibility of the tariffs, social and environmental labor security with the requirements of European standards for country’s development; presence of the significant accounts receivable, which is caused by time lag between the consumers’ use of services and resources provided and paying for them; dependence of results of enterprises financial activity on the current political and economic situation in the country.

Practical implications of the research results. Taking into account the proved hypotheses, vector directions of housing and utility services enterprises development potential were shaped in the article.

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    • Figure 1. Algorithm of defining the peculiarities of housing and utility services enterprises activity based on method of hypotheses
    • Figure 2. Growth of the index of political stability of Ukraine and financial result of housing and utility enterprises activity in the period 2011−2016
    • Figure 3. Growth of the index of economic development of Ukraine and financial result of housing and utility enterprises activity in the period 2011−2016
    • Table 1. Increase in the number of Ukrainian housing and utility services enterprises according to the types of services in the period 2014−2016
    • Table 2. Increase in the number of consumers of housing and utility services in the period 2014−2016
    • Table 3. Indicators of the state of old and damaged residential premises in Ukraine and its regions in 2016
    • Table 4. Growth of population’s debt for housing and utility services in the period 2014−2016