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Has the French Professional Services Industry valuation changed over the past few years?
|Thu, 09 Dec 2021||€39.3b||€18.7b||€822.0m||24.9x|
|Sat, 06 Nov 2021||€38.8b||€18.6b||€819.0m||24.9x|
|Mon, 04 Oct 2021||€37.1b||€18.5b||€819.7m||32x|
|Wed, 01 Sep 2021||€39.8b||€18.1b||€757.2m||35.9x|
|Thu, 08 Jul 2021||€35.9b||€18.1b||€757.2m||37.4x|
|Wed, 31 Mar 2021||€32.6b||€17.6b||€531.8m||41.7x|
|Sat, 02 Jan 2021||€29.0b||€17.1b||€306.3m||31.4x|
|Tue, 06 Oct 2020||€26.6b||€17.4b||€453.4m||26.8x|
|Fri, 10 Jul 2020||€24.3b||€17.7b||€564.2m||25.4x|
|Thu, 02 Apr 2020||€21.1b||€18.2b||€790.7m||13.4x|
|Sun, 05 Jan 2020||€27.0b||€18.8b||€1.0b||17.1x|
|Wed, 09 Oct 2019||€25.2b||€18.2b||€982.5m||13.6x|
|Tue, 02 Jul 2019||€23.7b||€17.8b||€946.5m||12.8x|
|Fri, 05 Apr 2019||€21.9b||€17.4b||€927.5m||13.9x|
|Mon, 07 Jan 2019||€18.7b||€16.9b||€908.4m||14.2x|
Current Industry PE: Investors are relatively neutral on the industry at the moment, considering it's trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 23.3x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.
Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Professional Services industry have declined 3.3% per year over the last three years, while revenues for these companies have grown 3.4% per year. This means that although more sales are being generated, either the cost of doing business or the level of investment back into businesses has increased, which has decreased profits.
Which industries have driven the changes within the French Professional Services industry?
|Research and Consulting Services||2.75%|
Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Research and Consulting Services industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 26.6x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 15%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 40% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the HR Services industry. Although, investor sentiment seems to have improved given its trading above its 3-year average of 16.5x.
Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the HR Services industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 23% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 68% per year. Meanwhile, the Research and Consulting Services industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 15% per year over the next few years.
Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?