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U.S. Consumer Staples Sector Analysis

UpdatedDec 02, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-1.5%
  • 3M-1.3%
  • 1Y6.0%
  • YTD4.2%

Over the last 7 days, the Consumer Staples industry has dropped 1.5%, driven by a pullback from Walmart of 5.1%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 6.0%.

Sector Valuation and Performance

Has the U.S. Consumer Staples Sector valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sun, 05 Dec 2021US$2.6tUS$2.1tUS$88.3b22.4x
Tue, 02 Nov 2021US$2.7tUS$2.1tUS$90.1b24.2x
Thu, 30 Sep 2021US$2.7tUS$2.1tUS$95.1b23.9x
Sat, 28 Aug 2021US$2.7tUS$2.1tUS$94.0b20.7x
Sun, 04 Jul 2021US$2.7tUS$2.0tUS$93.9b20.7x
Wed, 07 Apr 2021US$2.5tUS$2.0tUS$86.4b21.9x
Sat, 09 Jan 2021US$2.6tUS$1.9tUS$92.8b20x
Fri, 02 Oct 2020US$2.4tUS$1.9tUS$85.0b20.2x
Mon, 06 Jul 2020US$2.1tUS$1.8tUS$72.4b20.8x
Thu, 09 Apr 2020US$1.9tUS$1.8tUS$68.0b17.2x
Wed, 01 Jan 2020US$2.3tUS$1.8tUS$69.0b21.3x
Sat, 05 Oct 2019US$2.2tUS$1.8tUS$59.4b22.5x
Tue, 09 Jul 2019US$2.1tUS$1.8tUS$63.2b21.7x
Mon, 01 Apr 2019US$2.0tUS$1.8tUS$73.5b21.6x
Thu, 03 Jan 2019US$1.8tUS$1.7tUS$75.4b18.6x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$1.8tTotal Earnings: US$75.4bTotal Revenue: US$1.7t0%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 20.9x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Consumer Staples industry have grown 5.4% per year over the last three years, and revenues for these companies have grown 6.5% 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.S. Consumer Staples sector?

Household Products0.84%
Personal Products-0.91%
Food and Staples Retail-3.87%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Beverage industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 25.7x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 9.2%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 24% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Tobacco industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 24.7x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Tobacco industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 42% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 331% per year. Meanwhile, the Household Products industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 4.8% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

PG Procter & Gamble1.6%+US$5.8b9.0%PE26.2x
PEP PepsiCo2.2%+US$4.9b12.9%PE28x
PM Philip Morris International0.8%+US$1.1b10.7%PE15.5x
GIS General Mills2.3%+US$890.4m6.3%PE16.7x
MKC McCormick3.5%+US$802.0m-5.8%PE31.2x
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