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U.K. (FTSE) Communications Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 25, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies10
  • 7D-2.7%
  • 3M-7.3%
  • 1Y9.2%
  • YTD1.3%

Over the last 7 days, the Communications industry has dropped 2.7%, driven by a pullback from Spirent Communications of 4.2%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 9.2%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Thu, 25 Nov 2021UK£2.5bUK£709.6mUK£74.5m28.2x
Sat, 23 Oct 2021UK£2.9bUK£935.3mUK£75.2m44.4x
Mon, 20 Sep 2021UK£3.0bUK£935.8mUK£75.2m42.1x
Wed, 18 Aug 2021UK£2.6bUK£681.9mUK£70.4m30.3x
Wed, 02 Jun 2021UK£2.3bUK£676.6mUK£68.2m35x
Sat, 06 Mar 2021UK£2.3bUK£678.7mUK£64.3m55.3x
Tue, 08 Dec 2020UK£2.3bUK£700.0mUK£68.8m38x
Mon, 31 Aug 2020UK£2.6bUK£692.1mUK£70.7m28.8x
Thu, 04 Jun 2020UK£2.1bUK£679.4mUK£63.3m54.9x
Sun, 08 Mar 2020UK£1.7bUK£627.0mUK£59.6m21.8x
Sat, 30 Nov 2019UK£1.7bUK£653.4mUK£61.3m23.7x
Tue, 03 Sep 2019UK£1.5bUK£632.3mUK£55.3m18.3x
Fri, 07 Jun 2019UK£1.3bUK£617.0mUK£55.2m14x
Thu, 28 Feb 2019UK£1.3bUK£619.7mUK£50.3m15.3x
Sun, 02 Dec 2018UK£1.2bUK£597.2mUK£35.4m14.8x
PE Ratio

14.8x

Total Market Cap: UK£1.2bTotal Earnings: UK£35.4mTotal Revenue: UK£597.2m0%0%0%3 Year10 Year
201920202021

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 27.6x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Communications industry have grown 28% per year over the last three years, and revenues for these companies have grown 5.9% 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. Communications industry?

Communications Equipment-2.72%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Communications Equipment industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 27.6x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 8.3%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 62% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Communications Equipment industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 8.3% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 62% per year.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

Company7D1YValuation
MWE M.T.I Wireless Edge3.2%+UK£2.2m30.9%PE26x
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