Analysis of Internally Generated Goodwill Indicators: A Case Study of the Slovak Republic



Background and purpose: Knowing key indicators of goodwill value can contribute to its effective management and growth of the market value of the enterprise. The purpose of this research is to identify individual goodwill indicators. The paper aim is to obtain potential indicators of enterprise goodwill under the conditions of the Slovak Republic.
Design/Methodology/Approach: Paper data included 11,483 financial statements of Slovak enterprises in 2017. The value of residual enterprise income represents the value of goodwill. Input data for the identification of goodwill indicators represented 15 financial-economic variables. Outliers in data were searched and removed through an interquartile range. Multicollinearity among input variables, by the coefficient of determination and variance inflation factor, was also analysed. A statistically significant correlation between goodwill and its potential indicator were tested by the significance test of the Pearson correlation coefficient and correlation matrixes.
Results: Research results reveal the existence of a statistically significant correlation between goodwill and 8 input variables, which represent its potential vital indicators.
Conclusion: Paper findings bring new possibilities for goodwill management, which may create an essential com­petitive advantage of a company. For the scientific community, the findings represent sources of potential goodwill indicators which can be used for the creation of the new model of goodwill valuation in future research.
Keywords: Goodwill; Residual income; Key indicators; Correlation

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