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U.K. (FTSE) Telecom Sector Analysis

UpdatedJul 20, 2024
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies72
  • 7D-0.7%
  • 3M10.4%
  • 1Y7.7%
  • YTD6.8%

In the last week, Telecom has been flat. The past year has been better, since the industry has gained 7.7% in that time. Looking forward, earnings are forecast to grow by 18% annually.

Sector Valuation and Performance

Has the U.K. Telecom Sector valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Sun, 21 Jul 2024UK£87.7bUK£87.4bUK£3.2b19.4x27.7x1x
Tue, 18 Jun 2024UK£86.8bUK£87.6bUK£3.2b19.3x27.4x1x
Thu, 16 May 2024UK£87.2bUK£87.9bUK£4.2b20.1x20.8x1x
Sat, 13 Apr 2024UK£81.0bUK£95.0bUK£12.4b20.9x6.5x0.9x
Mon, 11 Mar 2024UK£81.5bUK£95.0bUK£12.2b21.5x6.7x0.9x
Wed, 07 Feb 2024UK£80.5bUK£94.9bUK£12.7b18.4x6.4x0.8x
Fri, 05 Jan 2024UK£86.1bUK£97.5bUK£13.0b16.8x6.6x0.9x
Sun, 03 Dec 2023UK£84.6bUK£97.1bUK£12.9b16.1x6.6x0.9x
Tue, 31 Oct 2023UK£81.3bUK£98.3bUK£14.2b18x5.7x0.8x
Thu, 28 Sep 2023UK£84.1bUK£98.1bUK£14.2b17.6x5.9x0.9x
Sat, 26 Aug 2023UK£80.7bUK£97.3bUK£14.0b17.6x5.8x0.8x
Mon, 24 Jul 2023UK£85.4bUK£96.2bUK£14.0b18.4x6.1x0.9x
Wed, 21 Jun 2023UK£86.2bUK£95.8bUK£13.9b21.6x6.2x0.9x
Fri, 19 May 2023UK£90.7bUK£96.6bUK£14.0b21.3x6.5x0.9x
Sun, 16 Apr 2023UK£94.9bUK£97.5bUK£5.3b21.3x17.8x1x
Tue, 14 Mar 2023UK£93.2bUK£97.5bUK£5.4b18x17.1x1x
Thu, 09 Feb 2023UK£96.5bUK£96.8bUK£5.6b18x17.3x1x
Sat, 07 Jan 2023UK£89.6bUK£96.4bUK£5.6b18.2x16.1x0.9x
Mon, 05 Dec 2022UK£97.5bUK£99.1bUK£5.6b18.1x17.3x1x
Wed, 02 Nov 2022UK£97.5bUK£99.2bUK£5.1b17.9x19x1x
Fri, 30 Sep 2022UK£93.4bUK£100.5bUK£5.2b17.7x18x0.9x
Sun, 28 Aug 2022UK£105.3bUK£97.7bUK£5.0b21.6x20.9x1.1x
Tue, 26 Jul 2022UK£117.4bUK£96.1bUK£4.0b22.3x29.2x1.2x
Thu, 23 Jun 2022UK£112.7bUK£96.6bUK£3.9b20.7x28.6x1.2x
Sat, 21 May 2022UK£115.6bUK£74.6bUK£2.8b24.2x41.7x1.5x
Mon, 18 Apr 2022UK£125.4bUK£92.6bUK£2.6b25.6x48.3x1.4x
Wed, 16 Mar 2022UK£121.4bUK£93.3bUK£2.8b29.6x42.8x1.3x
Fri, 11 Feb 2022UK£136.9bUK£92.8bUK£2.0b30.8x67x1.5x
Sun, 09 Jan 2022UK£129.3bUK£92.1bUK£1.9b34.6x67.2x1.4x
Tue, 07 Dec 2021UK£128.5bUK£92.9bUK£1.8b35.1x70x1.4x
Thu, 04 Nov 2021UK£123.8bUK£91.8bUK£1.9b38.8x64.3x1.3x
Sat, 02 Oct 2021UK£129.8bUK£92.1bUK£1.9b38x69.2x1.4x
Mon, 30 Aug 2021UK£135.6bUK£91.6bUK£1.9b35.5x72.5x1.5x
Price to Earnings Ratio

71.5x


Total Market Cap: UK£133.7bTotal Earnings: UK£1.9bTotal Revenue: UK£91.6bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Telecom Sector Price to Earnings3Y Average 29.1x202220232024
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are relatively neutral on the British Communication Services industry at the moment, indicating that they anticipate long term growth rates to remain steady.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 29.1x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 1.1x is higher than the industry's current PS ratio of 1.0x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Communication Services industry have grown 19% 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. Telecom sector?

GB Market-1.19%
Telecom-0.65%
Telecom Services and Carriers0.54%
Entertainment0.36%
Media-0.33%
Wireless Telecom-0.48%
Interactive Media and Services-2.92%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Media industry even though it's trading below its 3-year average PE ratio of 50.2x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 19.9%, which is higher than its past year's earnings decline of 7.8% per year.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Entertainment industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 28% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings decline of 35% per year.
  • In contrast, the Interactive Media and Services industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 12% 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
WPP WPPUK£7.441.3%
+UK£103.0m
-10.1%PE72.3x
BT.A BT GroupUK£1.420.5%
+UK£63.7m
15.2%PE16.3x
ASCL AscentialUK£3.705.8%
+UK£40.9m
2.5%PE179x
ITV ITVUK£0.841.0%
+UK£31.9m
22.5%PE15.8x
CHSS World ChessUK£0.079110.7%
+UK£28.7m
-12.2%PS27.7x
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BT.A

UK£1.42

BT Group

7D

0.5%

1Y

15.2%

VOD

UK£0.70

Vodafone Group

7D

-0.03%

1Y

-4.1%

BCG

UK£2.68

Baltic Classifieds Group

7D

-3.2%

1Y

35.4%

INF

UK£8.43

Informa

7D

-1.6%

1Y

12.5%

TRST

UK£2.02

Trustpilot Group

7D

-13.3%

1Y

136.6%

ASCL

UK£3.70

Ascential

7D

5.8%

1Y

2.5%

YOU

UK£4.52

YouGov

7D

3.4%

1Y

-57.0%

ZEG

UK£2.66

Zegona Communications

7D

1.5%

1Y

582.1%

WPP

UK£7.44

WPP

7D

1.3%

1Y

-10.1%

TM17

UK£3.05

Team17 Group

7D

3.4%

1Y

-6.2%

CHSS

UK£0.079

World Chess

7D

110.7%

1Y

-12.2%