A popular investing publication is giving the Eaton Vance
] team reason to smile.
The Motley Fool
checked out the mutual fund shop's 12 month gross margin and operating margin, which is 50.4 percent and 32.6 percent respectively.
A company with rising gross and operating margins can fuel growth by increasing demand for its products, if sells more units while keeping costs in check. But a company with declining gross margins could be failing to compete, ending in a "race to the bottom" on prices, Seth Jayson writes.
Looking at five years of gross and operating margins, Eaton Vance is generally seeing an upward trend, especially if you compare quarterly margins to their prior-year levels. The verdict? Eaton Vance is doing fine.
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