Yo nunca me fijo en el moat. Para comparar empresas prefiero usar el “Safety Rating/Financial Strenght” de Value Line y el “Credit Rating” de S&P. Solo de forma muy excepcional invierto en empresas con credit rating por debajo de BBB-
CVS “Safety Rating” = 1 “Financial Strenght” = A++ “Credit Rating”= BBB+
WBA “Safety Rating” = 2 “Financial Strenght” = A+ “Credit Rating”= BBB
Hay que tener en cuenta que en Agosto del 2012 Walgreens paso de A+ a BBB (cayó tres niveles) después de anunciarse la adquisición de Alliance Boots.
Value Line Safety Rating
Safety is a quality rank, not a performance rank, and stocks ranked 1 and 2 are most suitable for conservative investors; those ranked 4 and 5 will be more volatile. Volatility means prices can move dramatically and often unpredictably, either down or up.
Value Line Financial Strength Rating
Quite a few ingredients go into Value Line’s Financial Strength ratings. Balance sheet leverage, business risk, the level and direction of profits, cash flow, earned returns, cash, corporate size, and stock price, all contribute to a company’s relative position on the scale. The amount of cash on hand, net of debt, is an important consideration.
Value Line classifies 1,700 companies’ Financial Strength ratings from A++ to C, in nine steps."
S&P Credit Rating
An S&P Global Ratings issue credit rating is a forward-looking opinion about the creditworthiness of an obligor with respect to a specific financial obligation, a specific class of financial obligations, or a specific financial program (including ratings on medium-term note programs and commercial paper programs). It takes into consideration the creditworthiness of guarantors, insurers, or other forms of credit enhancement on the obligation and takes into account the currency in which the obligation is denominated.
S&P Credit Ratings: AAA, AA+, AA, AA-, A+, A, BBB+, BBB, BBB-; ratings of BB and below are considered to have significant speculative characteristics.
Este es el link de una comparativa entre ambas empresas que hizo Sure Dividend a fecha 14 de agosto cuando WBA cotizaba a 81.53$ y CVS a 79.30$