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U.K. (FTSE) Media Industry Analysis

UpdatedDec 02, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies39
  • 7D-0.09%
  • 3M-9.1%
  • 1Y15.1%
  • YTD15.5%

Over the last 7 days, the Media industry has remained flat, although notably Future gained 3.8%. The past year has been better, since the industry has gained 15% in that time.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sat, 04 Dec 2021UK£48.3bUK£26.6bUK£407.2m39.7x
Mon, 01 Nov 2021UK£50.7bUK£26.8bUK£392.1m31.2x
Wed, 29 Sep 2021UK£52.3bUK£26.7bUK£358.6m23.8x
Fri, 27 Aug 2021UK£53.1bUK£26.5bUK£347.0m24.3x
Sat, 03 Jul 2021UK£50.2bUK£26.5bUK£346.1m25.2x
Tue, 06 Apr 2021UK£45.9bUK£25.9b-UK£1,789,656,856.0929.5x
Fri, 08 Jan 2021UK£41.3bUK£25.5b-UK£4,001,605,793.2830.7x
Thu, 01 Oct 2020UK£31.1bUK£26.6b-UK£3,410,080,254.4226.5x
Sun, 05 Jul 2020UK£31.9bUK£27.1b-UK£2,973,382,687.5717x
Wed, 08 Apr 2020UK£27.3bUK£28.4b-UK£445,814,763.0814.3x
Tue, 31 Dec 2019UK£47.4bUK£29.7bUK£2.0b22.3x
Fri, 04 Oct 2019UK£45.1bUK£28.2bUK£1.9b25.7x
Mon, 08 Jul 2019UK£43.9bUK£27.9bUK£2.2b20.8x
Sun, 31 Mar 2019UK£41.4bUK£28.2bUK£2.6b19.4x
Wed, 02 Jan 2019UK£40.1bUK£28.5bUK£2.5b16.6x
PE Ratio

16.6x

Total Market Cap: UK£40.1bTotal Earnings: UK£2.5bTotal Revenue: UK£28.5b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year
20202021

Current Industry PE: Investors are more optimistic on the industry, considering it's trading at a PE ratio of 39.3x which is higher than its 3-year average PE of 24.0x. It appears they are confident that earnings will grow faster in the future than they have historically.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Media industry have declined 46% per year over the last three years, and revenues have also declined 2.3% per year. This means overall sales from these companies are declining and profits are subsequently falling as well.

Industry Trends

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

Broadcasting1.69%
Advertising-0.081%
Publishing-0.67%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Publishing industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 20.3x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 26%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 59% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Broadcasting industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 13.9x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Advertising industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 39% over the next 5 years. This is better than its past earnings decline of 27% per year. Meanwhile, the Broadcasting industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 11% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

Company7D1YValuation
FUTR Future3.8%+UK£143.8m84.1%PE59.7x
WPP WPP1.1%+UK£86.1m35.7%PE25.3x
ITV ITV1.7%+UK£74.1m8.3%PE12.1x
YOU YouGov3.3%+UK£54.8m72.2%PE149.8x
DMGT Daily Mail and General Trust0.9%+UK£23.0m44.6%PE40.3x
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ITV

UK£1.10

ITV

7D

1.7%

1Y

8.3%

PSON

UK£5.89

Pearson

7D

-3.5%

1Y

-13.2%

WPP

UK£10.65

WPP

7D

1.1%

1Y

35.7%

RCH

UK£2.44

Reach

7D

-8.3%

1Y

74.3%