Economic Moat

Economic Moat

Informal; a competitive advantage over other companies in the same industry. This comparative advantage may be cost-related; that is, one company may be able to produce a good or service more cheaply and can therefore sell it for less. However, the economic moat may also be intangible; one company's name recognition may encourage more consumers to buy its products. A "wide" or "deep" economic moat indicates a company with an economic moat difficult to overcome. See also: Comparative Advantage, Absolute Advantage.
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More than 80% of its stocks possess an economic moat, which is Morningstar's measurement of a company's competitive advantage, compared to just under 70% average for its peers.
However, we see opportunities amid these challenges and we will leverage our unique platform in building economic moat for UBA in the African banking industry.
The firm currently operates under the protection of an economic moat that generates strong free cash flow, holds high profit margins, and currently is funding growth internally.
Business Risk--an evaluation of industry and company risk factors, including Morningstar's proprietary Economic Moat and Uncertainty Rating.
Having an economic moat allows a company to generate outsized profits and returns over long periods of time.
We'll "call these deep economic moat customers "high value" customers.
Besides, it was argued, after more than a decade of increasing global competition, there was no way to build an economic moat around the continental U.
MOAT's underlying index provides access to the proprietary research of Morningstar's equity analyst team and is based on their economic moat ratings and valuation model.
Pursuant to the new collaboration, the bank will add a value-based investment strategy to its portfolios available through SaxoSelect and the new portfolio, Saxo Morningstar MOAT Portfolio, will offer a way to invest in a portfolio of 30 quality stocks, based on Morningstar's Economic Moat Rating methodology and valuation research.
Other diversified have more upside to power prices and similar competitive advantages, but none has EDF's cash-flow consistency and near-term visibility to support a narrow economic moat and a strong dividend with a 5.
Ultimately, though, Corty wrote that Fox Sports 1 "won't approach ESPN's wide economic moat.
With that type of economic moat, it's little wonder that Wal-Mart's stock price has outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index by more than 40% over the past year.
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