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U.K. (FTSE) Utilities Sector Analysis

UpdatedNov 30, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies20
  • 7D-1.8%
  • 3M-1.6%
  • 1Y3.6%
  • YTD-2.4%

Over the last 7 days, the Utilities industry has dropped 1.8%, driven by National Grid declining 2.2%. In contrast, Telecom Plus has gained 6.0%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 3.6%. Earnings are forecast to grow by 7.2% annually.

Sector Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Wed, 30 Nov 2022UK£83.1bUK£64.9bUK£4.0b12.6x20.8x1.3x
Fri, 28 Oct 2022UK£75.5bUK£60.1bUK£3.9b10.6x19.2x1.3x
Sun, 25 Sep 2022UK£81.6bUK£60.2bUK£4.0b12.4x20.5x1.4x
Tue, 23 Aug 2022UK£92.6bUK£60.0bUK£4.0b13.4x23.4x1.5x
Thu, 21 Jul 2022UK£86.1bUK£53.0bUK£5.3b15.6x16.3x1.6x
Sat, 18 Jun 2022UK£80.4bUK£53.0bUK£5.3b14.5x15.2x1.5x
Mon, 16 May 2022UK£91.4bUK£49.0bUK£4.9b18.2x18.6x1.9x
Wed, 13 Apr 2022UK£90.1bUK£49.0bUK£4.9b20.5x18.3x1.8x
Fri, 11 Mar 2022UK£85.1bUK£48.9bUK£4.9b25.8x17.3x1.7x
Sun, 06 Feb 2022UK£81.1bUK£46.2bUK£5.0b25.7x16.3x1.8x
Tue, 04 Jan 2022UK£82.1bUK£46.2bUK£5.0b25x16.5x1.8x
Thu, 02 Dec 2021UK£78.3bUK£46.2bUK£5.0b23.9x15.7x1.7x
Sat, 30 Oct 2021UK£75.5bUK£44.4bUK£5.4b18.1x14x1.7x
Mon, 27 Sep 2021UK£73.6bUK£44.4bUK£5.4b15.2x13.7x1.7x
Wed, 25 Aug 2021UK£75.1bUK£44.4bUK£5.4b21x13.9x1.7x
Thu, 01 Jul 2021UK£72.1bUK£44.4bUK£5.4b20x13.4x1.6x
Sun, 04 Apr 2021UK£68.0bUK£44.1bUK£4.8b18.7x14.1x1.5x
Wed, 06 Jan 2021UK£67.4bUK£43.6bUK£3.3b26.9x20.2x1.5x
Sat, 10 Oct 2020UK£64.6bUK£39.1bUK£2.1b28.3x31.4x1.7x
Fri, 03 Jul 2020UK£71.7bUK£40.3bUK£1.7b30.6x41.4x1.8x
Mon, 06 Apr 2020UK£67.8bUK£43.0bUK£1.3b27.1x53.9x1.6x
Thu, 09 Jan 2020UK£73.8bUK£45.4bUK£2.0b28.1x36x1.6x
Price to Earnings Ratio

22.1x


Total Market Cap: UK£67.9bTotal Earnings: UK£3.1bTotal Revenue: UK£55.5bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.K. Utilities Sector Price to Earnings3Y Average 26.2x202020212022
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 20.8x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 26.2x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 1.7x is higher than the industry's current PS ratio of 1.3x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Utilities industry have grown 9.3% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 5.4% 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 Market0.57%
Utilities-1.83%
Water Utilities-1.09%
Other Utilities-1.63%
Electric Utilities-2.66%
Renewable Energy-3.03%
Gas Utilities-14.71%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Water Utilities industry even though it's trading below its 3-year average PE ratio of 65.4x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 21.4%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 247.9% per year.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Water Utilities industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 21% over the next 5 years.
  • In contrast, the Renewable Energy industry is expected to see its earnings growth to stay flat over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
TEP Telecom PlusUK£24.856.0%
+UK£110.7m
73.5%PE43.5x
JEL Jersey ElectricityUK£5.309.5%
+UK£14.1m
-12.0%PE12.1x
YU. Yü GroupUK£3.5814.4%
+UK£7.5m
68.2%PE7.5x
GLO ContourGlobalUK£2.510.2%
+UK£3.3m
37.6%PE10.8x
TLEP ThomasLloyd Energy Impact TrustUK£0.920.7%
+UK£883.8k
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Latest News

YU.

UK£3.58

Yü Group

7D

14.4%

1Y

68.2%

TEP

UK£24.85

Telecom Plus

7D

6.0%

1Y

73.5%

SSE

UK£16.76

SSE

7D

-2.8%

1Y

8.0%

SVT

UK£27.14

Severn Trent

7D

-0.9%

1Y

-6.0%

TLEP

UK£0.92

ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust

7D

0.7%

1Y

n/a

PNN

UK£9.39

Pennon Group

7D

-2.6%

1Y

-23.3%

FCRM

UK£0.036

Fulcrum Utility Services

7D

-14.7%

1Y

-74.6%

GLO

UK£2.51

ContourGlobal

7D

0.2%

1Y

37.6%

DRX

UK£5.90

Drax Group

7D

-5.8%

1Y

7.3%

GOOD

UK£1.93

Good Energy Group

7D

0.3%

1Y

-28.7%

JEL

UK£5.30

Jersey Electricity

7D

9.5%

1Y

-12.0%