Profit warnings focus on sectors Q4 2020: FTSE Real Estate

1 Feb 2021
By Fraser Greenshields

EY UK&I Corporate Finance Leader

Experienced, hands-on Corporate Finance advisor who thrives on giving clients clear and direct advice. Husband and proud father of three.

1 Feb 2021

Structural change

FTSE Real Estate companies issued a record 30 profit warnings in 2020, up five-fold compared with 2019. The impact of COVID-19 has significantly amplified existing stresses – and added new ones.

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Accelerated pressures

The real estate sector needs to remain flexible and ready to reshape to meet new realities – but in retail and leisure, there is very little room for manoeuvre.

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Summary

Every quarter, we provide the latest sector insights from our Profit Warnings analysis, delving deep into two specific sectors and the challenges facing companies and stakeholders alike.  

For Q4 2020, we look at the FTSE Retailers sector as well as the FTSE Real Estate sector, analysing the headwinds facing both.

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By Fraser Greenshields

EY UK&I Corporate Finance Leader

Experienced, hands-on Corporate Finance advisor who thrives on giving clients clear and direct advice. Husband and proud father of three.

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