Regulated, Monopoly, Network Utility: SP's low business risk is due to its monopoly position in electricity and gas T&D in Singapore; almost wholly regulated earnings, which provide stable and predictable cash flows; a strong efficiency
track record; and a stable and relatively mature regulatory regime.
Nevertheless, continued high credit growth, ability to faster asset re-pricing and strong efficiency
moderated these pressures.
The advent of IGBTs has yielded strong efficiency
gains in electric drive technology.
Rising funding costs, competitive pressures driving down yields and increased provisioning expenses are likely to add to pressure on profitability while continued high lending volumes, the potential for higher asset re-pricing and strong efficiency
will moderate these pressures.
The analysis of slack variables shows several facts, the use of slacks allowed to determine that for the period studied six out of sixteen banks accomplish the strong efficiency
condition; it means they do not need any input reduction to reach the efficiency frontier, they have achieved a Pareto optimal condition.
It's well built, looks great, offers strong efficiency
and there's a very good after-sales package.
This coupled with the bank's strong efficiency
(cost-to-income ratio of 31% versus global ba2 peers at 56%), will also continue to support profitability in a context of regional margin pressures seen in the corporate lending and reduced liquidity stemming from prolonged low oil prices and commensurately higher funding costs.
These are elements of a strong efficiency
program, but still fall short.
The “China Water Purifier Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018” report reveals that the strong efficiency
and multistage purification capabilities are driving the revenue growth of the membrane-based water purifier segment.
The major factors that led to Qatar beng placed in this group were, Qatar's strong oil- and gas-based economy, banking sector's high stability and the banks' strong efficiency
and profitability, S&P said.
After the close, Alcoa reported a 59-percent rise in year-over-year earnings, pointing to strong efficiency
gains and a slightly tighter supply market.
During his almost one-hour presentation, Moraleda emphasized that without strong efficiency
measures and increased efforts to deploy renewable energy sources (RES), over the next two decades Mediterranean energy demand could increase by 40 percent, by a factor of 3, increasing the regional import dependence, taxing its emerging economy and exacerbating in the process the environmental concerns too.