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U.K. (FTSE) Food Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 27, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-1.8%
  • 3M-4.2%
  • 1Y-1.2%
  • YTD-5.4%

Over the last 7 days, the Food industry has dropped 1.8%, driven by a pullback from Tate & Lyle of 5.1%. As for the longer term, the industry's performance has been flat for the past year.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.K. Food Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sat, 27 Nov 2021UK£28.7bUK£33.3bUK£2.0b13.6x
Mon, 25 Oct 2021UK£28.0bUK£31.8bUK£1.6b14x
Wed, 22 Sep 2021UK£29.1bUK£31.7bUK£1.6b13.6x
Fri, 20 Aug 2021UK£30.0bUK£31.2bUK£1.6b17.1x
Fri, 04 Jun 2021UK£32.3bUK£30.7bUK£1.4b15.8x
Mon, 08 Mar 2021UK£31.5bUK£30.5bUK£1.1b15.1x
Thu, 10 Dec 2020UK£28.6bUK£30.7bUK£1.0b14.5x
Wed, 02 Sep 2020UK£27.9bUK£32.3bUK£1.2b13.3x
Sat, 06 Jun 2020UK£25.7bUK£33.1bUK£1.2b15.6x
Tue, 10 Mar 2020UK£29.7bUK£33.2bUK£1.5b17.4x
Mon, 02 Dec 2019UK£32.9bUK£32.6bUK£1.5b18.1x
Thu, 05 Sep 2019UK£30.1bUK£32.0bUK£1.6b15.4x
Sun, 09 Jun 2019UK£31.9bUK£31.4bUK£1.5b19.2x
Sat, 02 Mar 2019UK£30.2bUK£31.0bUK£1.6b17.5x
Tue, 04 Dec 2018UK£32.3bUK£30.8bUK£1.7b20.2x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: UK£32.3bTotal Earnings: UK£1.7bTotal Revenue: UK£30.8b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

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 16.2x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Food industry have grown 4.3% per year over the last three years, and revenues for these companies have grown 2.7% per year. This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.K. Food industry?

Packaged Foods and Meats-1.74%
Agricultural Products-2.53%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Agricultural Products industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 12.6x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings decline of 7.4%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 113% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth or they expect the Agricultural Products industry's earnings to deteriorate the least compared to other industries. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Packaged Foods and Meats industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 18.8x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Packaged Foods and Meats industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 17% over the next 5 years. This is better than it's past earnings growth rate of 10% per year. Meanwhile, the Agricultural Products industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 7.4% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

BAKK Bakkavor Group2.2%+UK£15.1m51.0%PE13.3x
HOTC Hotel Chocolat Group1.8%+UK£12.3m32.9%PE124.3x
WYN Wynnstay Group7.8%+UK£8.1m60.6%PE17.5x
AEP Anglo-Eastern Plantations2.9%+UK£7.9m8.4%PE6.2x
ANP Anpario4.3%+UK£5.8m39.5%PE33.9x
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