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U.K. (FTSE) Utilities Sector Analysis

UpdatedNov 28, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D1.0%
  • 3M4.8%
  • 1Y18.2%
  • YTD12.0%

Over the last 7 days, the Utilities industry has risen 1.0%, driven by gains from National Grid of 1.6%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 18%.

Sector Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Tue, 30 Nov 2021UK£78.5bUK£46.1bUK£5.0b23.8x
Thu, 28 Oct 2021UK£75.7bUK£44.4bUK£5.4b18.1x
Sat, 25 Sep 2021UK£73.6bUK£44.4bUK£5.4b15.2x
Mon, 23 Aug 2021UK£75.8bUK£44.4bUK£5.4b21.3x
Sat, 10 Jul 2021UK£72.1bUK£44.4bUK£5.4b20x
Fri, 02 Apr 2021UK£68.0bUK£44.1bUK£4.8b18.7x
Mon, 04 Jan 2021UK£67.4bUK£43.6bUK£3.3b26.9x
Thu, 08 Oct 2020UK£64.6bUK£39.1bUK£2.1b28.3x
Wed, 01 Jul 2020UK£71.7bUK£40.3bUK£1.7b30.6x
Sat, 04 Apr 2020UK£67.8bUK£43.0bUK£1.3b27.1x
Tue, 07 Jan 2020UK£73.8bUK£45.4bUK£2.0b28.1x
Mon, 30 Sep 2019UK£65.8bUK£55.5bUK£3.1b19.6x
Thu, 04 Jul 2019UK£62.2bUK£55.7bUK£3.2b17x
Sun, 07 Apr 2019UK£65.4bUK£56.1bUK£3.5b15.5x
Wed, 09 Jan 2019UK£61.1bUK£63.3bUK£4.3b15x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: UK£64.2bTotal Earnings: UK£4.7bTotal Revenue: UK£70.5b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

Current Industry PE: Investors are relatively neutral on the industry at the moment, considering it's trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 22.5x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Utilities industry have grown 2.7% per year over the last three years, while revenues for these companies have declined 13% per year. This means that less sales are being generated overall, but since cost of doing business is lower, profits have been increasing.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.K. Utilities sector?

Water Utilities2.91%
Other Utilities1.50%
Electric Utilities-1.39%
Renewable Energy-3.53%
Gas Utilities-13.67%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Water Utilities industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 29.8x. This is likely because analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 11%, which is higher than its past year's earnings decline of 20% per year. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Electric Utilities industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 9.7x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Renewable Energy industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 31% over the next 5 years. Meanwhile, the Electric Utilities industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 2.9% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

NG. National Grid1.6%+UK£586.0m18.0%PE23.8x
SVT Severn Trent3.9%+UK£275.5m21.7%PS3.8x
UU. United Utilities Group2.5%+UK£180.7m20.9%PE98.7x
TEP Telecom Plus12.7%+UK£128.8m2.1%PE37.4x
PNN Pennon Group1.7%+UK£49.5m-13.6%PE31.1x
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