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U.K. (FTSE) Trade Companies and Distributors Industry Analysis

UpdatedApr 13, 2024
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies24
  • 7D1.1%
  • 3M6.6%
  • 1Y13.3%
  • YTDn/a

In the last week, the Trade Companies and Distributors industry is up 1.1%, with Ashtead Group up 1.6%. In the last 12 months, the industry was up 13%. Looking forward, earnings are forecast to grow by 6.9% annually.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.K. Trade Companies and Distributors Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Sun, 14 Apr 2024UK£55.7bUK£40.1bUK£3.2b13.1x17.4x1.4x
Tue, 12 Mar 2024UK£52.4bUK£39.9bUK£3.2b13.4x16.6x1.3x
Thu, 08 Feb 2024UK£53.7bUK£40.5bUK£3.5b11.1x15.4x1.3x
Sat, 06 Jan 2024UK£52.7bUK£40.4bUK£3.5b10.9x15.2x1.3x
Mon, 04 Dec 2023UK£49.2bUK£39.6bUK£3.0b10.9x16.5x1.2x
Wed, 01 Nov 2023UK£46.1bUK£40.0bUK£3.1b10.2x14.8x1.2x
Fri, 29 Sep 2023UK£49.2bUK£39.9bUK£3.1b11.6x15.7x1.2x
Sun, 27 Aug 2023UK£49.8bUK£39.0bUK£3.1b11.1x16.2x1.3x
Tue, 25 Jul 2023UK£51.7bUK£38.9bUK£3.1b10.9x16.8x1.3x
Thu, 22 Jun 2023UK£51.3bUK£39.0bUK£3.2b10.6x15.9x1.3x
Sat, 20 May 2023UK£51.2bUK£38.7bUK£3.2b10.1x16x1.3x
Mon, 17 Apr 2023UK£49.2bUK£38.5bUK£3.2b13.2x15.6x1.3x
Wed, 15 Mar 2023UK£51.8bUK£38.6bUK£3.2b13.3x16.3x1.3x
Fri, 10 Feb 2023UK£54.6bUK£36.8bUK£3.1b12.7x17.8x1.5x
Sun, 08 Jan 2023UK£50.1bUK£36.8bUK£3.1b12.3x16.3x1.4x
Tue, 06 Dec 2022UK£50.3bUK£36.6bUK£3.2b12.3x15.7x1.4x
Thu, 03 Nov 2022UK£47.0bUK£36.6bUK£3.2b11.8x14.5x1.3x
Sat, 01 Oct 2022UK£63.0bUK£62.5bUK£5.2b11.7x12.2x1x
Mon, 29 Aug 2022UK£68.4bUK£58.3bUK£4.9b13.3x14x1.2x
Wed, 27 Jul 2022UK£66.3bUK£57.0bUK£4.8b13.4x13.8x1.2x
Fri, 24 Jun 2022UK£58.3bUK£56.0bUK£4.5b13.4x13x1x
Sun, 22 May 2022UK£65.0bUK£54.0bUK£4.2b14.6x15.5x1.2x
Tue, 19 Apr 2022UK£73.5bUK£52.8bUK£4.0b21.1x18.4x1.4x
Thu, 17 Mar 2022UK£79.1bUK£52.6bUK£4.0b21.3x19.9x1.5x
Sat, 12 Feb 2022UK£77.3bUK£52.7bUK£3.5b19.7x22.1x1.5x
Mon, 10 Jan 2022UK£89.1bUK£52.8bUK£3.5b21.5x25.5x1.7x
Wed, 08 Dec 2021UK£87.1bUK£52.0bUK£3.3b23.8x26.7x1.7x
Fri, 05 Nov 2021UK£88.1bUK£51.0bUK£3.1b25.7x28.5x1.7x
Sun, 03 Oct 2021UK£79.1bUK£50.9bUK£3.1b20.6x25.4x1.6x
Tue, 31 Aug 2021UK£82.3bUK£49.3bUK£2.3b25.6x36.5x1.7x
Wed, 07 Jul 2021UK£76.9bUK£49.0bUK£2.3b23x34.2x1.6x
Price to Earnings Ratio

34x


Total Market Cap: UK£71.3bTotal Earnings: UK£2.1bTotal Revenue: UK£48.5bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Trade Companies and Distributors Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 20x202220232024
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the British Trading Companies and Distributors 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 17.4x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 20.0x.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PS ratio of 1.4x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Trading Companies and Distributors industry have grown 15% per year over the last three years.
  • Meanwhile revenues for these companies have declined 6.1% per year.
  • This means that less sales are being generated overall, but since cost of doing business is lower, profits have been increasing.

Industry Comparison

How does U.K. Trade Companies and Distributors compare with similar industries?

GB Market1.15%
Industrials-0.33%
Trade Distributors1.11%
Trade Companies and Distributors1.11%
Industry PEThere are no additional sub-industries under this industry.
Forecasted GrowthThere are no additional sub-industries under this industry.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
AHT Ashtead GroupUK£57.961.6%
+UK£408.9m
23.8%PE19.4x
BNZL BunzlUK£29.741.2%
+UK£114.2m
-4.4%PE19x
YCA Yellow CakeUK£6.705.6%
+UK£77.0m
80.6%PE3.6x
RS1 RS GroupUK£7.101.9%
+UK£63.9m
-16.4%PE14.3x
TPK Travis PerkinsUK£7.481.6%
+UK£25.3m
-21.5%PE41.4x
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Latest News

ASY

UK£5.68

Andrews Sykes Group

7D

-3.0%

1Y

9.1%

HWDN

UK£8.70

Howden Joinery Group

7D

0.06%

1Y

26.5%

DPLM

UK£35.68

Diploma

7D

-0.5%

1Y

33.7%

AT.

UK£7.68

Ashtead Technology Holdings

7D

-0.3%

1Y

137.0%

SHI

UK£0.28

SIG

7D

-4.3%

1Y

-33.5%

GFTU

UK£9.72

Grafton Group

7D

-1.4%

1Y

12.4%

VP.

UK£5.40

Vp

7D

-6.1%

1Y

-16.9%

MACF

UK£1.45

Macfarlane Group

7D

0.7%

1Y

38.1%

RS1

UK£7.10

RS Group

7D

1.9%

1Y

-16.4%

HSS

UK£0.085

HSS Hire Group

7D

-2.5%

1Y

-32.0%

SDY

UK£0.25

Speedy Hire

7D

-1.2%

1Y

-20.5%