maturity phase

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Maturity phase

A stage of company development in which earnings to grow at the rate of the general economy. Related: Three-phase DDM.

Maturity Phase

In an industry life cycle, the period of time after an industry has grown rapidly but before it begins to decline. Different analyses posit different stages of an industry life cycle (usually four to five), but all emphasize that an industry's maturity phase reduces redundant products and processes, and is usually marked by companies in the industry acquiring one another. For example, in the video cassette recording (VCR) industry, after a period of rapid growth and technological innovation, a maturity phase occurred. The VHS technology overran the Betamax technology, and different companies selling VCRs attempted to corner a greater market share for their own (identical) versions of the product. It is also called the consolidation phase.

maturity phase

see PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE.
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The consolidation phase is now well advanced and attention is already focussed towards a new set of strategic objectives.
The final consolidation phase entails an alliance with a local primary metal processing company that expanded into a modern, 400,000-sq.
We started 2014 with a well-defined growth agenda marking the end of the consolidation phase running from 2009 to 2013.
Adnan Chilwan, said: "We started 2014 with a well-defined growth agenda marking the end of the consolidation phase running from 2009 to 2013.
So, I think that for the remaining part of this year, we may see this consolidation phase continuing.
We are pleased to participate as leaders in the consolidation phase of single-family home rentals.
While the UAE markets had entered a consolidation phase before the problems in Iraq, the volumes on Wednesday were considerably lower than over the past few weeks.
The seminar echoes the Islamic banking industry's consolidation phase in Oman focusing on investment opportunities and liquidity management tools to achieve sustained growth during the coming period," Sheikh al-Salmi added.
Since the recession we've spent the last 18 months moving from a consolidation phase to growth and investment but we still lacked direction and focus.
UniCredit Research said in a note to its clients: "After plummeting in the first half of the year, gold has transitioned into a consolidation phase.
With profits margins becoming thinner and the operating landscape becoming increasingly competitive, the industry is set to enter a consolidation phase.
Since 2001, the industry has graduated from a low to high growth phase and now reaching a consolidation phase where demand, supply and prices are moving up keeping pace with the economy," she added.