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Ep. 19 | Pharma Industry’s DNA Imparts Quality

August 21, 2023

To build our clients’ portfolios, we start at the company level with a rigorous fundamental, bottom-up research process. But often, industry forces can be just as important as company attributes. Competition, economic cyclicality, government regulation, and seasonality can impact portfolio returns just as much as company attributes, such as quality of management, superior products, or financial condition. Companies in the pharmaceutical industry have a history of utilizing a balanced approach to capital allocation where they both invest significantly in new product development AND pay sustainable dividends with consistent share repurchase activity. There are various forces at play within the industry that make this possible.

In this episode, we sit down with Frank Pinkerton, a member of our Equity Research Team, to discuss why the pharmaceutical industry has been such a good place to invest over time. In addition to being available on our website, we are pleased to announce that our podcasts are available on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you get your podcasts.


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