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U.K. (FTSE) Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 28, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-3.0%
  • 3M-4.9%
  • 1Y31.8%
  • YTD18.4%

Over the last 7 days, the Chemicals industry has dropped 3.0%, driven by a pullback from Johnson Matthey of 7.5%. Meanwhile, Kropz actually outperformed within the industry, gaining 15% in the last week. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 32%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Mon, 29 Nov 2021UK£25.1bUK£23.3bUK£711.0m25.4x
Wed, 27 Oct 2021UK£25.3bUK£21.7bUK£756.5m23.1x
Fri, 24 Sep 2021UK£25.4bUK£21.7bUK£759.4m33x
Sun, 22 Aug 2021UK£26.4bUK£21.7bUK£753.2m35.2x
Fri, 09 Jul 2021UK£23.8bUK£21.7bUK£753.2m35.6x
Thu, 01 Apr 2021UK£21.6bUK£21.3bUK£588.0m28.3x
Sun, 03 Jan 2021UK£20.6bUK£20.4bUK£366.9m37.6x
Wed, 07 Oct 2020UK£17.6bUK£19.7bUK£334.5m34.4x
Tue, 30 Jun 2020UK£15.6bUK£19.5bUK£451.9m26.9x
Fri, 03 Apr 2020UK£13.2bUK£19.7bUK£630.9m24.8x
Mon, 06 Jan 2020UK£19.0bUK£18.7bUK£783.4m27x
Thu, 10 Oct 2019UK£18.1bUK£17.9bUK£858.5m20.2x
Wed, 03 Jul 2019UK£18.9bUK£17.0bUK£882.4m19.5x
Sat, 06 Apr 2019UK£18.7bUK£16.1bUK£901.0m25.2x
Tue, 08 Jan 2019UK£17.8bUK£15.1bUK£859.4m27x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: UK£18.7bTotal Earnings: UK£846.4mTotal Revenue: UK£14.1b0%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 28.0x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Chemicals industry have declined 5.6% per year over the last three years, while revenues for these companies have grown 18% per year. This means that although more sales are being generated, 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. Chemicals industry?

Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals0.62%
Industrial Gases-1.41%
Commodity Chemicals-2.20%
Specialty Chemicals-3.07%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Commodity Chemicals industry even though it's trading below its 3-year average PE ratio of 44.4x. However analysts expect its future annual earnings growth (29%) to be largely in line with prior year's earnings growth, so the market might believe analysts are underestimating its future growth since investors are willing to pay a bigger premium today. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals industry. Although, investor sentiment seems to have improved given its trading above its 3-year average of 10.4x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 65% over the next 5 years. This is better than its past earnings decline of 75% per year. Meanwhile, the Specialty Chemicals industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 8.6% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

KRPZ Kropz15.0%+UK£6.8m35.3%PE11.8x
DCTA Directa Plus5.0%+UK£4.6m92.7%PS15.1x
HAYD Haydale Graphene Industries4.1%+UK£1.3m54.2%PS11.4x
CAR Carclo1.3%+UK£403.8k190.3%PE2.6x
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