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U.K. (FTSE) Metals and Mining Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 27, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-3.4%
  • 3M-9.4%
  • 1Y9.4%
  • YTD-5.8%

Over the last 7 days, the Metals and Mining industry has dropped 3.4%, driven by declines in Anglo American and Glencore of 7.3% and 4.7%, respectively. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 9.4%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.K. Metals and Mining Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sat, 27 Nov 2021UK£287.2bUK£277.8bUK£42.6b8.1x
Mon, 25 Oct 2021UK£306.8bUK£270.5bUK£41.8b9.1x
Wed, 22 Sep 2021UK£283.9bUK£268.7bUK£39.6b7.6x
Fri, 20 Aug 2021UK£300.8bUK£265.9bUK£39.1b8.9x
Fri, 04 Jun 2021UK£339.3bUK£242.3bUK£27.2b11.7x
Mon, 08 Mar 2021UK£316.3bUK£222.2bUK£16.3b13.2x
Thu, 10 Dec 2020UK£257.5bUK£241.4bUK£14.0b11.2x
Wed, 02 Sep 2020UK£238.0bUK£261.9bUK£12.4b11.8x
Sat, 06 Jun 2020UK£226.2bUK£279.8bUK£16.4b9.2x
Tue, 10 Mar 2020UK£215.1bUK£283.2bUK£19.8b8.4x
Mon, 02 Dec 2019UK£231.2bUK£302.2bUK£23.7b8.4x
Thu, 05 Sep 2019UK£227.8bUK£294.7bUK£26.3b8.9x
Sun, 09 Jun 2019UK£236.4bUK£288.0bUK£26.5b9.3x
Sat, 02 Mar 2019UK£243.3bUK£293.3bUK£27.8b10.2x
Tue, 04 Dec 2018UK£212.3bUK£284.5bUK£26.5b9.8x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: UK£212.3bTotal Earnings: UK£26.5bTotal Revenue: UK£284.5b0%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 9.9x. However, future earnings are expected to decline by 15% which could potentially cause the PE ratio to fall below its historical average.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Metals and Mining industry have grown 17% 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. Metals and Mining industry?

Diversified Metals and Mining-2.67%
Precious Metals and Minerals-5.20%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Precious Metals and Minerals industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 10.9x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings decline of 2.1%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 176% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth or they expect the Precious Metals and Minerals industry's earnings to deteriorate the least compared to other industries. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Aluminum industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 6.6x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Gold industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 11% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 63% per year. Meanwhile, the Steel industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 24% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

RIO Rio Tinto Group2.0%+UK£1.4b-7.7%PE5.2x
ATYM Atalaya Mining1.5%+UK£8.3m96.2%PE5.7x
PRE Pensana3.9%+UK£7.1m17.0%PB11.6x
KMR Kenmare Resources0.7%+UK£3.3m41.3%PE11.8x
KAV Kavango Resources17.4%+UK£3.3m80.0%PB5.1x
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