The state corporations, the ministry of Finance

Facts about the state's corporations Division

In order to get the best possible experience on our website we recommend that you update to a newer version of your web browser or try another browserA list of the most popular browsers can be found here: In had the companies total net revenue of approx. kr, and the companies had overall approx. By the end of, the total equity in the twenty-nine companies ca. billion kr. On the behind-because of the companies results in in paid dividends to the state on the, eight billion. Based on, the dividend payment is the total revenue to the state from dividends in. The state companies perform a number of societal important tasks, while at the same time the companies business in the main proceedings exercised under the same terms as in the private sector. The state uses in many cases, the form of the as an organisational framework for the activities has the nature of business activities. By segregating business activities into independent companies can achieve significant benefits by markedsorientere and konkurrenceudsætte activities, which have hitherto been carried out within the state administration. Greater emphasis on business considerations in making decisions about operations and investments have often led to greater efficiency, lower prices and better quality in accordance with user demand. When not all state companies are organized as joint stock companies, it is most often a desire at certain points to differ from the Danish companies act the general scheme.

This is pursuant to the State ejerskabspolitik from april

It can for example be in cases where the state companies not only must follow the business objectives. Common for the companies - whatever the form - is that they have a board and quite predominantly follows the management approach and accountability that apply to public limited companies. It is the board of directors and the executive board, which is responsible for the strategic and daily management of the company with a view to creating the greatest possible value for the company's owners. The ministry of finance exercises its ownership in order to achieve the greatest possible value creation in the companies and thus for the society, which has invested capital in the companies. The ministry of finance exercises an active ownership in its companies, but with respect for the boards decision-making power. This implies, among other things, an active position on the rationale for state ownership in individual companies and the strategic direction and goals for the company. In addition, the central task is to compose professional and competent boards of directors.