mature industry

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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According to the global spectrum distribution pace and deployment scale, C-band and 2.6 GHz will become the first mature industry chain in 5G sub-6 GHz deployment.
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In explaining its proposal to eliminate the CDFI program, the administration said it was created more than 20 years ago to jump-start a now mature industry.
Banking, for example, is a mature industry, and the number of banks has declined over a prolonged period.
The historical high growth of the business cannot continue as it is becoming a more mature industry. But to say that in five years they will all be gone is a gross and silly exaggeration.
"This program has had more industry engagement in drafting the RFP than typical programs, and we expect that we will get a much more focused and mature industry proposal."
"Through the success of companies like Unipres, Sunderland is well and truly on the international automotive map as a great place to do business, supported by the strong infrastructure of a successful and mature industry."
I think of a mature industry as one that produces a specific product with a lifecycle that spans from infancy through adolescence to maturity and finally extinction.
This assessment is particularly vital to the retail banking industry today, as competitors in a mature industry seek to differentiate themselves among the consumer base by leveraging digital technology.
Home and garden in Germany is already a mature industry, with new sales typically needing to be driven by innovation and lifestyle products.
And because our mature industry changes little from year to year, vision statements rarely need to be revisited.