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U.K. (FTSE) Materials Sector Analysis

UpdatedDec 02, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D1.1%
  • 3M-8.7%
  • 1Y3.1%
  • YTD-2.8%

Over the last 7 days, the Materials industry has risen 1.1%, driven by gains from Anglo American of 3.1%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 3.1%.

Sector Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sun, 05 Dec 2021UK£337.6bUK£318.1bUK£44.3b12.8x
Tue, 02 Nov 2021UK£350.8bUK£310.5bUK£43.7b13.1x
Thu, 30 Sep 2021UK£338.8bUK£310.7bUK£41.7b12.2x
Sat, 28 Aug 2021UK£365.2bUK£304.6bUK£40.8b16.7x
Sun, 04 Jul 2021UK£368.7bUK£304.6bUK£40.8b15.3x
Wed, 07 Apr 2021UK£350.9bUK£280.0bUK£28.7b18.1x
Sat, 09 Jan 2021UK£330.8bUK£258.9bUK£17.4b18.1x
Fri, 02 Oct 2020UK£267.1bUK£277.9bUK£15.2b14.7x
Mon, 06 Jul 2020UK£261.5bUK£298.7bUK£13.9b13.4x
Thu, 09 Apr 2020UK£215.8bUK£317.0bUK£18.3b11.9x
Wed, 01 Jan 2020UK£289.4bUK£319.7bUK£22.0b15x
Sat, 05 Oct 2019UK£269.6bUK£338.4bUK£26.0b12.9x
Tue, 09 Jul 2019UK£296.0bUK£330.0bUK£28.7b14.1x
Mon, 01 Apr 2019UK£287.7bUK£321.8bUK£28.9b14.6x
Thu, 03 Jan 2019UK£252.2bUK£326.4bUK£30.0b13.5x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: UK£252.2bTotal Earnings: UK£30.0bTotal Revenue: UK£326.4b0%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 15.0x. However, future earnings are expected to decline by 11% which could potentially cause the PE ratio to fall below its historical average.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Materials industry have grown 14% per year over the last three years, while revenues have remained mostly flat. This means that companies overall are more efficiently conducting business since profits are increasing while sales have been flat.

Industry Trends

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

Paper and Forestry Products2.25%
Metals and Mining1.21%
Basic Materials0.099%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Packaging industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 86.7x. This is likely because analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 25%, which is higher than its past year's earnings decline of 68% per year. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Metals and Mining industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average of 9.9x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Packaging industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 25% over the next 5 years. This is better than its past earnings decline of 68% per year. Meanwhile, the Metals and Mining industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 15% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

AAL Anglo American3.1%+UK£957.0m7.2%PE6.5x
RIO Rio Tinto Group0.8%+UK£588.5m-16.0%PE5.2x
EVR EVRAZ3.7%+UK£306.3m37.1%PE7.3x
MNDI Mondi2.2%+UK£186.7m6.1%PE17.5x
FXPO Ferrexpo5.4%+UK£85.8m9.6%PE2.1x
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