EY has collected and analysed data on UK company profit warnings since 1999. Our quarterly Analysis of UK Profit Warnings, issued by quoted companies, provides an insight into profit warning trends and the key economic, sector and market issues facing all businesses.
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UK Profit Warnings Q4 2014
Profit warnings hit a six-year high of 299 in 2014, with more FTSE 100 companies warning in 2014 than at the height of the credit crunch. Read the full report (640K) and the press release.
UK Profit Warnings Q3 2014
Profit warning surge highlights new challenges. UK plc issued 69 profit warnings in Q3 2014, the highest third quarter total since the recession. Read the full report.
UK Profit Warnings Q2 2014
Profit warnings reach highest first half total since 2011. Read the full report (1.1Mb, July 2014) and the press release.
UK Profit Warnings Q1 2014
The economy picked up speed in Q1, but so did the number of profit warnings, with UK quoted companies issuing 74. Read the full report (668K, April 2014) and the press release.
UK Profit Warnings Q4 2013
UK profit warnings (664K, January 2014) fell to a three-year low in 2013, but the year ended with a bitter twist that saw 73 warnings issued in the final quarter – a rise of 30% on Q3. Read our press release.
UK Profit Warnings Q2 2013
In Q2 profit warnings fell to their lowest level since 2011 as the UK economy continued to gain momentum. Read the full report (739K, July 2013) and the press release.
UK Profit Warnings Q1 2013
Quoted companies issued 72 profit warnings in Q1, but numbers should fall if expectations remain in balance and the global economy holds steady. Read the full report (1Mb, April 2013) and the press release.