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U.K. (FTSE) Telecom Services and Carriers Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 28, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D3.1%
  • 3M-15.3%
  • 1Y-19.4%
  • YTD-27.3%

The Telecom Services and Carriers industry is up 3.1% in the last week, with BT Group up 3.3%. During this same period, the AdEPT Technology Group underperformed, falling 8.5%. In the past year, the industry is down 19%. As for the next few years, earnings are forecast to decline by 2.0% per annum.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.K. Telecom Services and Carriers Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Mon, 28 Nov 2022UK£13.6bUK£21.5bUK£1.8b12.7x7.7x0.6x
Wed, 26 Oct 2022UK£13.5bUK£21.5bUK£1.7b17.8x7.8x0.6x
Fri, 23 Sep 2022UK£14.4bUK£21.5bUK£1.7b18.4x8.3x0.7x
Sun, 21 Aug 2022UK£16.6bUK£21.5bUK£1.7b20.7x9.7x0.8x
Tue, 19 Jul 2022UK£19.7bUK£21.8bUK£1.2b14.4x17x0.9x
Thu, 16 Jun 2022UK£20.5bUK£21.8bUK£1.2b18.1x17.5x0.9x
Sat, 14 May 2022UK£20.3bUK£21.9bUK£976.2m20.3x20.8x0.9x
Mon, 11 Apr 2022UK£21.6bUK£21.8bUK£984.4m20.6x21.9x1x
Wed, 09 Mar 2022UK£18.9bUK£21.8bUK£1.1b19.9x16.7x0.9x
Fri, 04 Feb 2022UK£21.8bUK£21.9bUK£1.1b21.9x19.8x1x
Sun, 02 Jan 2022UK£20.4bUK£21.9bUK£1.1b22.2x18.5x0.9x
Tue, 30 Nov 2021UK£18.7bUK£21.9bUK£1.1b27.4x17x0.9x
Thu, 28 Oct 2021UK£17.9bUK£22.0bUK£1.1b28.2x16.6x0.8x
Sat, 25 Sep 2021UK£19.9bUK£22.0bUK£1.1b27.7x18x0.9x
Mon, 23 Aug 2021UK£21.1bUK£22.0bUK£1.1b31.1x19.1x1x
Sat, 10 Jul 2021UK£23.3bUK£22.0bUK£1.1b27.6x21.2x1.1x
Fri, 02 Apr 2021UK£18.9bUK£22.2bUK£1.5b23.5x12.3x0.9x
Mon, 04 Jan 2021UK£16.5bUK£22.6bUK£1.5b21.5x10.8x0.7x
Thu, 08 Oct 2020UK£13.2bUK£22.8bUK£1.4b24.6x9.1x0.6x
Wed, 01 Jul 2020UK£12.8bUK£23.0bUK£1.7b32.8x7.4x0.6x
Sat, 04 Apr 2020UK£14.2bUK£23.7bUK£1.6b16.8x8.6x0.6x
Tue, 07 Jan 2020UK£22.1bUK£23.9bUK£2.0b22.9x11.1x0.9x
Price to Earnings Ratio


Total Market Cap: UK£21.6bTotal Earnings: UK£2.2bTotal Revenue: UK£24.1bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Telecom Services and Carriers Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 13.5x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the British Telecom 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 7.7x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 13.5x.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PS ratio of 0.87x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Telecom industry have declined 6.9% per year over the last three years,
  • Revenues have also declined 3.7% 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. Telecom industry?

GB Market1.33%
Telecom Services and Carriers3.10%
Integrated Telecom Services3.31%
Alternative Carriers0.76%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Alternative Carriers industry even though it's trading below its 3-year average PE ratio of 33.6x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 7.7%, which is higher than its past year's earnings decline of 15.6% per year.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Integrated Telecom Services industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 13.0x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Alternative Carriers industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 7.7% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings decline of 16% per year.
  • In contrast, the Integrated Telecom Services industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 2.8% 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
BT.A BT GroupUK£1.273.3%
HTWS Helios TowersUK£1.221.9%
GAMA Gamma CommunicationsUK£11.000.9%
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