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U.K. (FTSE) Utilities Sector Analysis

UpdatedSep 26, 2023
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-1.6%
  • 3M-3.3%
  • 1Y5.1%
  • YTD1.7%

Over the last 7 days, the Utilities industry has dropped 1.6%, driven by a pullback from National Grid of 1.5%. On the other hand OPG Power Ventures is actually up 29%. Over the past 12 months, the industry was up 5.1%. As for the next few years, earnings are expected to grow by 5.8% per annum.

Sector Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Tue, 26 Sep 2023UKĀ£83.3bUKĀ£82.6bUKĀ£7.5b13.1x11.1x1x
Thu, 24 Aug 2023UKĀ£80.2bUKĀ£82.5bUKĀ£7.5b13x10.7x1x
Sat, 22 Jul 2023UKĀ£86.3bUKĀ£75.8bUKĀ£2.4b19.5x36.2x1.1x
Mon, 19 Jun 2023UKĀ£87.0bUKĀ£74.5bUKĀ£2.3b24.3x37.4x1.2x
Wed, 17 May 2023UKĀ£92.8bUKĀ£71.9bUKĀ£4.1b18.5x22.5x1.3x
Fri, 14 Apr 2023UKĀ£91.6bUKĀ£71.9bUKĀ£4.1b18.2x22.2x1.3x
Sun, 12 Mar 2023UKĀ£85.8bUKĀ£71.8bUKĀ£4.1b18.1x20.8x1.2x
Tue, 07 Feb 2023UKĀ£85.8bUKĀ£64.9bUKĀ£4.0b14.4x21.4x1.3x
Thu, 05 Jan 2023UKĀ£83.4bUKĀ£64.9bUKĀ£4.0b13.8x20.8x1.3x
Sat, 03 Dec 2022UKĀ£84.4bUKĀ£64.9bUKĀ£4.0b12.7x20.9x1.3x
Mon, 31 Oct 2022UKĀ£76.4bUKĀ£60.1bUKĀ£3.9b10.6x19.4x1.3x
Wed, 28 Sep 2022UKĀ£75.7bUKĀ£60.3bUKĀ£4.0b11.9x19x1.3x
Fri, 26 Aug 2022UKĀ£89.4bUKĀ£60.0bUKĀ£4.0b13.3x22.5x1.5x
Sun, 24 Jul 2022UKĀ£86.1bUKĀ£53.0bUKĀ£5.3b15.6x16.3x1.6x
Tue, 21 Jun 2022UKĀ£80.8bUKĀ£53.0bUKĀ£5.3b14.7x15.3x1.5x
Thu, 19 May 2022UKĀ£94.4bUKĀ£49.0bUKĀ£4.9b18.2x19.2x1.9x
Sat, 16 Apr 2022UKĀ£89.8bUKĀ£49.0bUKĀ£4.9b19.5x18.2x1.8x
Mon, 14 Mar 2022UKĀ£83.7bUKĀ£48.9bUKĀ£4.9b25.8x17x1.7x
Wed, 09 Feb 2022UKĀ£81.3bUKĀ£46.2bUKĀ£5.0b25.8x16.3x1.8x
Fri, 07 Jan 2022UKĀ£81.5bUKĀ£46.2bUKĀ£5.0b25x16.4x1.8x
Sun, 05 Dec 2021UKĀ£78.7bUKĀ£46.2bUKĀ£5.0b23.8x15.8x1.7x
Tue, 02 Nov 2021UKĀ£76.5bUKĀ£44.4bUKĀ£5.4b18.3x14.2x1.7x
Thu, 30 Sep 2021UKĀ£72.1bUKĀ£44.4bUKĀ£5.4b15.2x13.4x1.6x
Sat, 28 Aug 2021UKĀ£74.2bUKĀ£44.4bUKĀ£5.4b20.7x13.8x1.7x
Sun, 04 Jul 2021UKĀ£72.1bUKĀ£44.4bUKĀ£5.4b20x13.4x1.6x
Wed, 07 Apr 2021UKĀ£68.0bUKĀ£44.1bUKĀ£4.8b18.7x14.1x1.5x
Sat, 09 Jan 2021UKĀ£67.4bUKĀ£43.6bUKĀ£3.3b26.9x20.2x1.5x
Fri, 02 Oct 2020UKĀ£64.6bUKĀ£39.1bUKĀ£2.1b28.3x31.4x1.7x
Price to Earnings Ratio


Total Market Cap: UKĀ£64.6bTotal Earnings: UKĀ£2.1bTotal Revenue: UKĀ£39.1bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Utilities Sector Price to Earnings3Y Average 20.9x202120222023
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the British Utilities 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 11.1x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 20.9x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 1.6x is higher than the industry's current PS ratio of 1.0x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Utilities industry have grown 54% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 28% 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. Utilities sector?

GB Market-0.24%
Gas Utilities12.90%
Electric Utilities-0.16%
Other Utilities-1.46%
Water Utilities-2.22%
Renewable Energy-6.57%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Water Utilities industry even though it's trading below its 3-year average PE ratio of 62.3x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 24.5%, which is higher than its past year's earnings decline of 99.4% per year.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Water Utilities industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 24% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings decline of 99% per year.
  • In contrast, the Renewable Energy industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 15% 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
OPG OPG Power VenturesUKĀ£0.1129.4%
KIBO Kibo EnergyUKĀ£0.000555.8%
FCRM Fulcrum Utility ServicesUKĀ£0.001812.9%
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