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U.K. (FTSE) Professional Services Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 29, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies41
  • 7D0.8%
  • 3M4.4%
  • 1Y-9.8%
  • YTD-13.0%

The Professional Services industry has stayed flat over the last week. As for the longer term, the industry has declined 9.8% in the last year. Earnings are forecast to grow by 11% annually.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Wed, 30 Nov 2022UK£88.8bUK£34.5bUK£3.3b18x26.8x2.6x
Fri, 28 Oct 2022UK£85.8bUK£34.5bUK£3.5b16.6x24.5x2.5x
Sun, 25 Sep 2022UK£81.7bUK£34.8bUK£3.6b17.6x23x2.3x
Tue, 23 Aug 2022UK£90.2bUK£33.8bUK£3.4b17.6x26.3x2.7x
Thu, 21 Jul 2022UK£87.1bUK£32.3bUK£3.2b19.3x27.2x2.7x
Sat, 18 Jun 2022UK£77.8bUK£32.1bUK£3.2b22.6x24.4x2.4x
Mon, 16 May 2022UK£87.8bUK£31.8bUK£3.0b24.8x29x2.8x
Wed, 13 Apr 2022UK£90.9bUK£31.4bUK£3.0b26.7x30.4x2.9x
Fri, 11 Mar 2022UK£85.9bUK£31.2bUK£3.0b24.6x28.9x2.8x
Sun, 06 Feb 2022UK£93.2bUK£30.1bUK£2.6b32.6x35.6x3.1x
Tue, 04 Jan 2022UK£102.9bUK£29.9bUK£2.6b34.6x39.4x3.4x
Thu, 02 Dec 2021UK£98.4bUK£29.7bUK£2.6b33.3x37.9x3.3x
Sat, 30 Oct 2021UK£96.6bUK£29.2bUK£2.5b37.4x39.4x3.3x
Mon, 27 Sep 2021UK£95.2bUK£29.2bUK£2.5b38.1x38.8x3.3x
Wed, 25 Aug 2021UK£93.4bUK£29.1bUK£2.4b31.6x39.1x3.2x
Thu, 01 Jul 2021UK£84.8bUK£29.1bUK£2.4b36.9x35.7x2.9x
Sun, 04 Apr 2021UK£79.0bUK£29.0bUK£2.2b37.4x35.2x2.7x
Wed, 06 Jan 2021UK£79.9bUK£28.9bUK£2.1b32x38.9x2.8x
Sat, 10 Oct 2020UK£79.5bUK£29.8bUK£2.1b38.7x37.4x2.7x
Fri, 03 Jul 2020UK£79.6bUK£30.7bUK£2.2b24.1x35.4x2.6x
Mon, 06 Apr 2020UK£69.2bUK£31.4bUK£2.5b18.2x27.3x2.2x
Thu, 09 Jan 2020UK£80.8bUK£31.7bUK£2.8b26.8x29x2.5x
Price to Earnings Ratio

27.7x


Total Market Cap: UK£78.9bTotal Earnings: UK£2.9bTotal Revenue: UK£31.8bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Professional Services Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 33.8x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the British Professional Services 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 26.8x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 33.6x.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PS ratio of 2.8x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Professional Services industry have grown 5.1% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 2.8% 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. Industrials industry?

GB Market1.10%
Industrials0.87%
Professional Services0.79%
Research and Consulting Services0.82%
HR Services0.17%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Research and Consulting Services industry even though it's trading below its 3-year average PE ratio of 33.3x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 12.1%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 17.0% per year.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the HR Services industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 12.9x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Research and Consulting Services industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 12% over the next 5 years.
  • However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 17% per year.
  • In contrast, the HR Services industry is expected to see its earnings growth to stay flat over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
ITRK Intertek GroupUK£39.441.1%
+UK£67.7m
-26.1%PE21.5x
AFM Alpha Financial Markets ConsultingUK£4.853.2%
+UK£17.1m
25.3%PE31x
RWS RWS HoldingsUK£3.311.1%
+UK£14.0m
-47.2%PE24x
IPEL Impellam GroupUK£6.054.3%
+UK£11.2m
33.9%PE20.5x
BEG Begbies Traynor GroupUK£1.445.3%
+UK£11.1m
8.4%PS2x
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1.1%

1Y

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KGH

UK£0.97

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11.3%

1Y

-75.9%

HAS

UK£1.18

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7D

-1.6%

1Y

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STEM

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SThree

7D

1.1%

1Y

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EXPN

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7D

-0.8%

1Y

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BEG

UK£1.44

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7D

5.3%

1Y

8.4%

RWA

UK£5.72

Robert Walters

7D

2.1%

1Y

-26.1%

DWF

UK£0.78

DWF Group

7D

-1.5%

1Y

-27.8%

K3C

UK£2.75

K3 Capital Group

7D

-1.8%

1Y

-8.6%