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U.K. (FTSE) Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 29, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies28
  • 7D1.7%
  • 3M0.9%
  • 1Y-28.7%
  • YTD-27.7%

Over the last 7 days, the Chemicals industry has risen 1.7%, driven by gains from Johnson Matthey of 5.1%. However, the industry is down 29% over the past year. Earnings are forecast to grow by 4.3% annually.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Wed, 30 Nov 2022UK£18.2bUK£22.0bUK£1.1b17.9x16.3x0.8x
Fri, 28 Oct 2022UK£17.5bUK£23.2bUK£938.2m22x18.7x0.8x
Sun, 25 Sep 2022UK£16.6bUK£23.2bUK£979.9m20.6x17x0.7x
Tue, 23 Aug 2022UK£18.6bUK£23.2bUK£985.1m22.2x18.9x0.8x
Thu, 21 Jul 2022UK£18.7bUK£22.7bUK£731.0m27.6x25.5x0.8x
Sat, 18 Jun 2022UK£17.2bUK£22.7bUK£757.0m26.7x22.7x0.8x
Mon, 16 May 2022UK£19.5bUK£24.0bUK£795.4m28.9x24.6x0.8x
Wed, 13 Apr 2022UK£20.4bUK£23.9bUK£792.2m25.2x25.7x0.9x
Fri, 11 Mar 2022UK£18.8bUK£23.9bUK£786.4m22.8x23.9x0.8x
Sun, 06 Feb 2022UK£20.7bUK£23.4bUK£731.2m22.4x28.4x0.9x
Tue, 04 Jan 2022UK£25.4bUK£23.4bUK£731.2m25.8x34.7x1.1x
Thu, 02 Dec 2021UK£25.4bUK£23.3bUK£712.5m25.8x35.7x1.1x
Sat, 30 Oct 2021UK£25.9bUK£21.7bUK£756.5m23.5x34.2x1.2x
Mon, 27 Sep 2021UK£25.1bUK£21.7bUK£761.1m26x32.9x1.2x
Wed, 25 Aug 2021UK£26.3bUK£21.7bUK£753.2m35.2x34.9x1.2x
Thu, 01 Jul 2021UK£23.8bUK£21.7bUK£753.2m35.6x31.6x1.1x
Sun, 04 Apr 2021UK£21.6bUK£21.3bUK£588.0m28.3x36.7x1x
Wed, 06 Jan 2021UK£20.6bUK£20.4bUK£366.9m37.6x56.2x1x
Sat, 10 Oct 2020UK£17.6bUK£19.7bUK£334.5m34.4x52.7x0.9x
Fri, 03 Jul 2020UK£15.6bUK£19.5bUK£451.9m26.9x34.5x0.8x
Mon, 06 Apr 2020UK£13.2bUK£19.7bUK£630.9m24.8x21x0.7x
Thu, 09 Jan 2020UK£19.0bUK£18.7bUK£783.4m27x24.3x1x
Price to Earnings Ratio

21.1x


Total Market Cap: UK£18.1bTotal Earnings: UK£858.6mTotal Revenue: UK£17.9bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Chemicals Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 33.4x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the British Chemicals 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 16.3x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 33.1x.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PS ratio of 0.95x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Chemicals industry have grown 9.0% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 7.1% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

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

GB Market1.10%
Materials3.12%
Chemicals1.68%
Industrial Gases19.91%
Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals4.61%
Commodity Chemicals4.36%
Specialty Chemicals1.44%
Diversified Chemicals0%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Commodity Chemicals industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 76.5x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 94.2%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 335.4% per year.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Commodity Chemicals industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 94% over the next 5 years.
  • However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 335% per year.
  • In contrast, the Industrial Gases industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 25% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
JMAT Johnson MattheyUK£21.375.1%
+UK£190.0m
2.0%PE13.5x
ELM ElementisUK£1.093.4%
+UK£21.0m
-19.4%PS0.8x
HE1 Helium One GlobalUK£0.0812.5%
+UK£5.6m
13.3%PB2.2x
ALK Alkemy Capital InvestmentsUK£2.8535.7%
+UK£5.4m
128.0%PE-9.6x
ESNT EssentraUK£2.440.6%
+UK£4.5m
-20.0%PE70.6x
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TET

UK£6.40

Treatt

7D

-4.5%

1Y

-42.6%

ESNT

UK£2.44

Essentra

7D

0.6%

1Y

-20.0%

HE1

UK£0.08

Helium One Global

7D

12.5%

1Y

13.3%

DCTA

UK£0.84

Directa Plus

7D

-2.9%

1Y

-45.5%

SYM

UK£0.12

Symphony Environmental Technologies

7D

8.9%

1Y

-47.9%

SYNT

UK£1.41

Synthomer

7D

-2.1%

1Y

-70.0%

HMI

UK£0.064

Harvest Minerals

7D

-5.9%

1Y

54.2%

HEIQ

UK£0.76

HeiQ

7D

-2.6%

1Y

-20.1%

ELM

UK£1.09

Elementis

7D

3.4%

1Y

-19.4%

EDEN

UK£0.064

Eden Research

7D

17.4%

1Y

-20.0%

ATOM

UK£1.14

ATOME Energy

7D

3.2%

1Y

n/a

ZTF

UK£3.20

Zotefoams

7D

-2.7%

1Y

-27.1%