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Moody's Credit Ratings Business Is the Source of Its Wide Moat and the Majority of Its Profits

Rajiv Bhatia, CFA Equity Analyst

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Along with S&P Ratings, Moody’s is a market leader in providing credit ratings on fixed income securities. Given the embedded nature of credit ratings among capital markets participants, regulators, and index providers, Moody’s enjoys a strong competitive position and strong operating margin.

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Moody’s, along with S&P Ratings, is a leading provider of credit ratings on fixed income securities. Moody’s ratings segment, known as Moody’s Investors Service or MIS, includes corporates, structured finance, financial institutions, and public finance ratings. MIS represents a majority of the firm’s revenue and profits. Moody’s other segment is Moody’s Analytics and consists of Research, Data, and Analytics or RD&A and Enterprise Risk Solutions or ERS. RD&A’s products include credit research, quantitative credit scores, economic research, business intelligence, know your customer (KYC) tools, commercial real estate data and analytical tools, and training services. ERS includes risk management software solutions to financial institutions.

7 World Trade Center at 250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY, 10007
T +1 212 553-0300
Sector Financial Services
Industry Financial Data & Stock Exchanges
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 13,913

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