A weak cost structure means Avangard’s costs are high in comparison to their competitors… … "Cost Structure (Avangard)" will have a long-term negative impact on this entity, which subtracts from the entity's value. This qualitative factor will lead to an increase in costs. This statement will lead to a decrease in profits. "Cost Structure (Avangard)" is an easy qualitative factor to overcome, so the investment will not have to spend much time trying to overcome this issue.