POMYKALSKI Przemysław Technical University of Lodz

Global industrial growth remains sluggish due to the ongoing economic recession in Europe and its growing impact on emerging industrial and developing economies. As global manufacturing output decelerates companies alter their financial strategies. These changes, impact current operations and strategic objectives of businesses in industrialized and developed countries. The author provides for a benchmark analysis of metal manufacturing companies in Poland, focusing on recent changes in financing structure and profitability.