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U.K. (FTSE) Professional Services Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 28, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-2.0%
  • 3M3.7%
  • 1Y26.3%
  • YTD17.9%

Over the last 7 days, the Professional Services industry has dropped 2.0%, driven by a pullback from RELX of 2.5%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 26%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sun, 28 Nov 2021UK£97.4bUK£29.7bUK£2.6b33.1x
Tue, 26 Oct 2021UK£95.2bUK£29.2bUK£2.4b37.6x
Thu, 23 Sep 2021UK£97.3bUK£29.2bUK£2.5b37.4x
Sat, 21 Aug 2021UK£93.5bUK£29.1bUK£2.4b31.5x
Sat, 05 Jun 2021UK£82.8bUK£29.0bUK£2.2b42.4x
Tue, 09 Mar 2021UK£73.6bUK£28.8bUK£2.1b34.3x
Mon, 30 Nov 2020UK£77.5bUK£29.6bUK£2.1b36.3x
Thu, 03 Sep 2020UK£77.5bUK£30.6bUK£2.2b27.1x
Sun, 07 Jun 2020UK£79.5bUK£31.3bUK£2.5b18.4x
Sat, 29 Feb 2020UK£77.6bUK£31.6bUK£2.8b22.9x
Tue, 03 Dec 2019UK£78.9bUK£31.8bUK£2.9b22.6x
Fri, 06 Sep 2019UK£79.0bUK£31.5bUK£2.8b18.4x
Mon, 10 Jun 2019UK£75.8bUK£31.0bUK£2.7b21.6x
Sun, 03 Mar 2019UK£68.6bUK£30.3bUK£2.7b20.6x
Wed, 05 Dec 2018UK£66.2bUK£29.7bUK£2.8b21.4x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: UK£66.2bTotal Earnings: UK£2.8bTotal Revenue: UK£29.7b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

Current Industry PE: Investors are more optimistic on the industry, considering it's trading at a PE ratio of 33.1x which is higher than its 3-year average PE of 27.1x. It appears they are confident that earnings will grow faster in the future than they have historically.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Professional Services industry have declined 3.1% per year over the last three years, while revenues have remained mostly flat. This means that although sales have remained flat, either the cost of doing business or the level of investment back into businesses has increased, which has decreased profits.

Industry Trends

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

Research and Consulting Services-1.75%
HR Services-6.17%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Research and Consulting Services industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 30.5x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 12%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 30% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the HR Services industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average of 24.3x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the HR Services industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 24% over the next 5 years. This is better than its past earnings decline of 14% per year. Meanwhile, the Research and Consulting Services industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 12% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

ITRK Intertek Group3.9%+UK£331.8m-0.9%PE32.9x
AFM Alpha Financial Markets Consulting2.4%+UK£10.1m70.0%PE115.1x
KEYS Keystone Law Group2.5%+UK£6.3m80.0%PE41.1x
DWF DWF Group1.8%+UK£5.9m26.4%PS0.8x
RWS RWS Holdings0.08%+UK£1.9m10.0%PE58.3x
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