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U.K. (FTSE) Basic Materials Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 27, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-4.1%
  • 3M-15.3%
  • 1Y8.4%
  • YTD1.2%

Over the last 7 days, the Basic Materials industry has dropped 4.1%, driven by a decline by RHI Magnesita of 7.2%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 8.4%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sun, 28 Nov 2021UK£6.9bUK£4.9bUK£284.1m23.9x
Tue, 26 Oct 2021UK£7.3bUK£4.9bUK£283.3m25.3x
Thu, 23 Sep 2021UK£7.6bUK£4.9bUK£284.5m26.2x
Sat, 21 Aug 2021UK£7.5bUK£4.9bUK£282.9m28.5x
Sat, 05 Jun 2021UK£7.7bUK£4.6bUK£167.6m34.8x
Tue, 09 Mar 2021UK£6.9bUK£4.4bUK£53.4m28.8x
Mon, 30 Nov 2020UK£6.2bUK£4.5bUK£96.2m24.6x
Thu, 03 Sep 2020UK£5.3bUK£4.6bUK£127.2m19.2x
Sun, 07 Jun 2020UK£5.3bUK£4.9bUK£262.8m16.8x
Sat, 29 Feb 2020UK£6.6bUK£5.1bUK£393.8m16.9x
Tue, 03 Dec 2019UK£6.7bUK£5.3bUK£428.8m15.5x
Fri, 06 Sep 2019UK£6.4bUK£5.4bUK£458.1m13.7x
Mon, 10 Jun 2019UK£6.7bUK£5.0bUK£420.8m16x
Sun, 03 Mar 2019UK£6.2bUK£5.0bUK£403.4m15.8x
Wed, 05 Dec 2018UK£5.0bUK£4.6bUK£327.5m16.9x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: UK£5.0bTotal Earnings: UK£327.5mTotal Revenue: UK£4.6b0%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 20.3x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Basic Materials industry have declined 4.6% 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. Basic Materials industry?

Construction Materials-4.09%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Construction Materials industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 20.3x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 18%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 24% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Construction Materials industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 18% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 24% per year.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

MBH Michelmersh Brick Holdings2.0%+UK£2.4m14.0%PE16.8x
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