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U.K. (FTSE) Media Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 27, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies39
  • 7D1.6%
  • 3M11.5%
  • 1Y-10.3%
  • YTD-16.2%

Over the last 7 days, the Media industry has risen 1.6%, driven by gains from Informa of 2.9%. In the past year, the industry is down 10%. As for the next few years, earnings are expected to grow by 29% per annum.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Sun, 27 Nov 2022UKĀ£39.8bUKĀ£29.6bUKĀ£1.5b21.4x26.3x1.3x
Tue, 25 Oct 2022UKĀ£35.3bUKĀ£29.7bUKĀ£1.5b16.8x23x1.2x
Thu, 22 Sep 2022UKĀ£36.1bUKĀ£29.4bUKĀ£1.6b19.3x22.6x1.2x
Sat, 20 Aug 2022UKĀ£38.1bUKĀ£29.1bUKĀ£1.6b21.7x24.2x1.3x
Mon, 18 Jul 2022UKĀ£36.2bUKĀ£27.5bUKĀ£1.2b22.6x31x1.3x
Wed, 15 Jun 2022UKĀ£35.7bUKĀ£27.4bUKĀ£1.2b21.6x30.5x1.3x
Fri, 13 May 2022UKĀ£39.5bUKĀ£27.2bUKĀ£1.2b25.8x33.4x1.5x
Sun, 10 Apr 2022UKĀ£43.1bUKĀ£26.9bUKĀ£1.0b30.7x42.4x1.6x
Tue, 08 Mar 2022UKĀ£39.5bUKĀ£27.2bUKĀ£668.5m29.4x59.1x1.5x
Thu, 03 Feb 2022UKĀ£48.3bUKĀ£26.6bUKĀ£499.5m27.7x96.6x1.8x
Sat, 01 Jan 2022UKĀ£49.1bUKĀ£26.6bUKĀ£506.8m26.7x96.8x1.8x
Mon, 29 Nov 2021UKĀ£48.2bUKĀ£26.4bUKĀ£406.0m39.9x118.7x1.8x
Wed, 27 Oct 2021UKĀ£49.4bUKĀ£26.7bUKĀ£358.1m31x137.9x1.8x
Fri, 24 Sep 2021UKĀ£53.2bUKĀ£26.7bUKĀ£352.4m24.1x150.9x2x
Sun, 22 Aug 2021UKĀ£52.0bUKĀ£26.5bUKĀ£347.0m26.3x149.8x2x
Fri, 09 Jul 2021UKĀ£50.2bUKĀ£26.5bUKĀ£346.1m25.2x145.1x1.9x
Thu, 01 Apr 2021UKĀ£45.9bUKĀ£25.9b-UKĀ£1,789,656,856.0929.5x-25.6x1.8x
Sun, 03 Jan 2021UKĀ£41.3bUKĀ£25.5b-UKĀ£4,001,605,793.2830.7x-10.3x1.6x
Wed, 07 Oct 2020UKĀ£31.1bUKĀ£26.6b-UKĀ£3,410,080,254.4226.5x-9.1x1.2x
Tue, 30 Jun 2020UKĀ£31.9bUKĀ£27.1b-UKĀ£2,973,382,687.5717x-10.7x1.2x
Fri, 03 Apr 2020UKĀ£27.3bUKĀ£28.4b-UKĀ£445,814,763.0814.3x-61.2x1x
Mon, 06 Jan 2020UKĀ£47.4bUKĀ£29.7bUKĀ£2.0b22.3x23.7x1.6x
Price to Earnings Ratio

23.9x


Total Market Cap: UKĀ£44.3bTotal Earnings: UKĀ£1.9bTotal Revenue: UKĀ£28.2bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Media Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 30.8x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the British Media 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 26.3x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 30.8x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 1.6x is higher than the industry's current PS ratio of 1.3x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Media industry have declined 6.6% per year over the last three years.
  • Meanwhile revenues have remained mostly flat.
  • This means that although sales have remained flat, either the cost of doing business or the level of investment back into businesses has increased, which has decreased profits.

Industry Trends

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

GB Market1.33%
Telecom0.16%
Media1.65%
Broadcasting5.01%
Advertising1.61%
Publishing0.79%
Cable and Satellite0%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Advertising industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 15.4x.
    • Analysts expect its future annual earnings growth (36.5%) to be largely in line with prior year's earnings growth.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Broadcasting industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 10.7x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Advertising industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 37% over the next 5 years.
  • This is roughly in line with its past earnings growth rate.
  • In contrast, the Broadcasting industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 2.0% 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
INF InformaUKĀ£6.092.9%
+UKĀ£235.2m
30.7%PE38.2x
ITV ITVUKĀ£0.785.2%
+UKĀ£155.5m
-28.0%PE6.6x
WPP WPPUKĀ£8.770.9%
+UKĀ£56.5m
-16.8%PE14.5x
FUTR FutureUKĀ£15.461.9%
+UKĀ£34.9m
-51.3%PE21.4x
TRMR Tremor InternationalUKĀ£3.087.1%
+UKĀ£28.6m
-45.2%PE12.8x
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