The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works. У вас есть вопрос? У нас есть ответ. Решая сложные задачи бизнеса, мы улучшаем мир. У вас є запитання? У нас є відповідь. Вирішуючи складні завдання бізнесу, ми змінюємо світ на краще. Meilleure la question, meilleure la réponse. Pour un monde meilleur. 問題越好。答案越好。商業世界越美好。 问题越好。答案越好。商业世界越美好。

 

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Q1 2019 Headlines

Uncertainty is taking its toll. UK quoted companies issued 89 warnings in Q1 2019, the highest first quarter total since the global financial crisis.

EY’s Profit Warning Stress Index also rose four points to hit its highest level in a decade, as heightened uncertainty saw profit warnings spread further into financial and manufacturing sectors.

Protracted Brexit uncertainty is a substantial, but not isolated challenge for UK plc. It is hard to split the impact of Brexit stresses from mounting global trade and growth concerns that are testing profit forecasts in 2019.

Continuous performance and cash flow management are more vital than ever in these turbulent times.

22% year-on-year rise in profit warnings

7 year high in FTSE Financial Services warnings

10 year high for EY Profit Warning Stress Index

17.6% median share price fall

Sector insights

FTSE General Retailers

EY - FTSE General Retailers

FTSE General Retailers issued 12 profit warnings in Q1 2019, with 34% of the sector warning in the last 12 months.

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FTSE Financial Services

EY - FTSE Financial Services

FTSE Financial Services companies issued 9 profit warnings in Q1 2019, the highest quarterly total since Q4 2011.

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