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Mature Industry

An industry at the stage in its life cycle where it grows at the rate of the economy at large. This is marked by earnings growth (or shrinkage) in line with most of the rest of the economy. Companies in mature industries often pay higher dividends than those in a growth industry or a transition industry. See also: Three-Phase DDM.

mature industry

An industry in which future growth is so limited that firms in it must grow by taking sales from competitors or by diversifying. The stock of firms in mature industries often has high dividend yields and sells at low price-earnings ratios. Because of their limited growth prospects, these stocks are most appropriate for conservative investors seeking high current income. The automotive, petroleum, and tobacco industries are examples of mature industries.
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The lower self-assessments of maturity in otherwise notably mature industries suggest a greater understanding of the advanced threat landscape and their need to build more mature capabilities to match it.
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To do that, the company says, telecom firms should look at mature industries like airlines, mass-market retailing, autos and banking to see how successful companies have challenged the status quo.
This would bring aviation into line with other mature industries and bring in cheaper fares, a higher quality of service and a much more efficient industry.
And electronic goods play an increasingly important role in the global economy; applications in that field are growing at rates much faster than in mature industries.
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In the past two years, venerable corporations with real products, real revenues and real profits have repeatedly seen their stock prices massacred, either because they failed to meet quarterly earnings projections or because they were thought to operate in mature industries where spectacular growth was no longer possible.
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