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U.K. (FTSE) Consumer Staples Sector Analysis

UpdatedNov 27, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies72
  • 7D1.7%
  • 3M-0.06%
  • 1Y-1.6%
  • YTD-5.9%

In the last week, the Consumer Staples industry is up 1.7%, with Diageo leading the way, up 2.4%. Overall in the last year, the industry is flat. Earnings are forecast to grow by 10% annually.

Sector Valuation and Performance

Has the U.K. Consumer Staples Sector valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Sun, 27 Nov 2022UK£423.4bUK£346.4bUK£24.0b14x17.7x1.2x
Tue, 25 Oct 2022UK£402.5bUK£340.9bUK£25.2b13.8x16x1.2x
Thu, 22 Sep 2022UK£419.1bUK£338.5bUK£25.7b14.8x16.3x1.2x
Sat, 20 Aug 2022UK£454.6bUK£345.4bUK£26.6b16.3x17.1x1.3x
Mon, 18 Jul 2022UK£413.0bUK£315.1bUK£23.5b16.1x17.6x1.3x
Wed, 15 Jun 2022UK£395.5bUK£325.8bUK£23.9b16.1x16.6x1.2x
Fri, 13 May 2022UK£391.8bUK£311.5bUK£23.6b16.2x16.6x1.3x
Sun, 10 Apr 2022UK£396.1bUK£298.1bUK£22.1b18.5x17.9x1.3x
Tue, 08 Mar 2022UK£358.9bUK£268.3bUK£21.4b17.4x16.8x1.3x
Thu, 03 Feb 2022UK£415.1bUK£286.1bUK£19.5b19.8x21.3x1.5x
Sat, 01 Jan 2022UK£425.9bUK£286.1bUK£19.2b20.4x22.2x1.5x
Mon, 29 Nov 2021UK£411.0bUK£303.8bUK£19.2b18.8x21.4x1.4x
Wed, 27 Oct 2021UK£404.4bUK£303.5bUK£18.1b20.6x22.3x1.3x
Fri, 24 Sep 2021UK£408.7bUK£300.5bUK£17.7b21.8x23.2x1.4x
Sun, 22 Aug 2021UK£415.7bUK£298.8bUK£17.7b23.9x23.5x1.4x
Fri, 09 Jul 2021UK£422.7bUK£298.5bUK£17.6b23.7x24x1.4x
Thu, 01 Apr 2021UK£404.1bUK£295.1bUK£18.2b22.4x22.2x1.4x
Sun, 03 Jan 2021UK£414.7bUK£297.1bUK£18.7b23.7x22.2x1.4x
Wed, 07 Oct 2020UK£418.7bUK£302.4bUK£14.8b21.7x28.2x1.4x
Tue, 30 Jun 2020UK£413.6bUK£306.2bUK£15.0b20.3x27.7x1.4x
Fri, 03 Apr 2020UK£372.4bUK£295.7bUK£14.6b18.8x25.5x1.3x
Mon, 06 Jan 2020UK£432.2bUK£304.9bUK£15.5b22.3x27.8x1.4x
Price to Earnings Ratio

18.7x


Total Market Cap: UK£428.3bTotal Earnings: UK£22.9bTotal Revenue: UK£302.9bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Consumer Staples Sector Price to Earnings3Y Average 23.1x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the British Consumer Staples industry, indicating that they anticipate long term growth rates will be lower than they have historically.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 17.7x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 23.1x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 1.4x is higher than the industry's current PS ratio of 1.2x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Consumer Staples industry have remained mostly flat over the last three years.
  • Meanwhile revenues for these companies have grown 4.6% 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 and as a result, profits have held steady.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.K. Consumer Staples sector?

GB Market1.33%
Consumer Staples1.72%
Food3.44%
Beverage2.54%
Personal Products1.54%
Household Products1.51%
Tobacco1.11%
Food and Staples Retail0.87%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Beverage industry even though it's trading below its 3-year average PE ratio of 35.4x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 10.4%, which is higher than its past year's earnings growth of 3.3% per year.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Tobacco industry, although it looks like investor sentiment has improved given that it's trading above its 3-year average of 10.2x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Food industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 13% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings growth rate of 9.5% per year.
  • In contrast, the Household Products industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 2.8% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
DGE DiageoUK£37.632.4%
+UK£2.0b
0.08%PE26.3x
ULVR UnileverUK£41.141.8%
+UK£1.8b
4.1%PE20.8x
BATS British American TobaccoUK£33.561.3%
+UK£982.1m
32.1%PE13.9x
RKT Reckitt Benckiser GroupUK£59.001.5%
+UK£629.8m
-4.6%PE13.9x
LNTA Lenta InternationalUS$1.50n/a
US$725.1m
-53.3%PE3.6x
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66.5%

1Y

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UK£0.90

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-3.6%

1Y

-27.0%

ULVR

UK£41.14

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7D

1.8%

1Y

4.1%

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UK£37.63

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7D

2.4%

1Y

0.08%

ABF

UK£15.90

Associated British Foods

7D

3.6%

1Y

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PFD

UK£1.08

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-0.9%

1Y

5.2%

W7L

UK£1.71

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7D

-7.1%

1Y

-3.7%

MCB

UK£0.21

McBride

7D

-8.7%

1Y

-68.2%

HFG

UK£5.35

Hilton Food Group

7D

-3.1%

1Y

-53.1%

CAM

UK£44.00

Camellia

7D

-7.4%

1Y

-32.8%

CARR

UK£1.06

Carr's Group

7D

-4.5%

1Y

-27.7%

RKT

UK£59.00

Reckitt Benckiser Group

7D

1.5%

1Y

-4.6%

OCDO

UK£6.50

Ocado Group

7D

-4.2%

1Y

-64.5%

TSCO

UK£2.35

Tesco

7D

1.6%

1Y

-15.8%

LNTA

US$1.50

Lenta International

7D

n/a

1Y

-53.3%