Profit Pool Industry
Businesses with low competitive intensity are more favorable for investors in a long term investment philosophy. Competitive intensity is not solely a function of the number of rival players in a business. Thus, in the Cement sector, competitive intensity is relatively low despite a large number of players. On the other hand, competitive intensity is high in sectors like wireless telecom and tyre, despite a handful of players. If a company enjoys return on capital higher than industry average the company has an Economic Moat over the competition.
Managements with integrity, competence and growth mindset
Quality management is one which has competence and can be seen in the industry leading margins they command. Quality management is also characterized by a rational capital allocation policy. Management drives the potential in terms of quality of a company. The integrity of the management towards leading the growth of company makes a vital point.
Innovation and transparency
Quality companies not only think innovative but also implement innovation in terms of their products, processes and relative selling approach. They bring businesses to the new age. They are always transparent in their dealing and provide adequate disclosures. Such companies are usually trustworthy and honest.