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U.S. Professional Services Industry Analysis

UpdatedDec 01, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-3.0%
  • 3M-2.4%
  • 1Y15.7%
  • YTD11.6%

Over the last 7 days, the Professional Services industry has dropped 3.0%, driven by a pullback from CoStar Group of 3.1%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 16%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.S. Professional Services Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Wed, 01 Dec 2021US$363.1bUS$154.0bUS$7.4b23.2x
Fri, 29 Oct 2021US$362.7bUS$150.9bUS$7.4b24.4x
Sun, 26 Sep 2021US$359.1bUS$148.7bUS$7.1b25.7x
Tue, 24 Aug 2021US$350.1bUS$149.2bUS$7.1b25.2x
Wed, 30 Jun 2021US$340.7bUS$147.7bUS$7.2b23.4x
Sat, 03 Apr 2021US$308.1bUS$141.6bUS$6.0b27.5x
Tue, 05 Jan 2021US$304.6bUS$135.6bUS$5.2b23.7x
Fri, 09 Oct 2020US$258.3bUS$133.1bUS$5.0b20.3x
Thu, 02 Jul 2020US$242.7bUS$138.2bUS$4.6b19.4x
Sun, 05 Apr 2020US$199.8bUS$136.8bUS$5.1b19.1x
Wed, 08 Jan 2020US$236.7bUS$135.6bUS$4.6b20.4x
Tue, 01 Oct 2019US$225.9bUS$136.4bUS$4.3b18.3x
Fri, 05 Jul 2019US$215.7bUS$134.0bUS$4.8b20.1x
Mon, 08 Apr 2019US$190.3bUS$131.1bUS$4.7b20.1x
Thu, 10 Jan 2019US$157.0bUS$129.2bUS$5.3b18.1x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$176.5bTotal Earnings: US$6.6bTotal Revenue: US$126.5b0%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 21.7x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Professional Services industry have grown 3.7% per year over the last three years, and revenues for these companies have grown 6.8% 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. Professional Services industry?

Research and Consulting Services-2.59%
HR Services-4.41%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Research and Consulting Services industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 25.9x. However analysts expect its future annual earnings growth (28%) to be largely in line with prior year's earnings growth, so the market might believe analysts are underestimating its future growth since investors are willing to pay a bigger premium today. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the HR Services industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average of 18.3x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the HR Services industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 31% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 39% per year. Meanwhile, the Research and Consulting Services industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 28% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

DNB Dun & Bradstreet Holdings4.1%+US$323.4m-29.7%PS4x
JOBS 51job7.9%+US$285.9m-21.5%PE32.8x
ALIT Alight1.1%+US$50.2mn/aPB1112.3x
BKSY BlackSky Technology5.2%+US$47.6m-16.1%PS33.2x
CLVT Clarivate0.2%+US$32.0m-16.4%PS8.4x
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