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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Q2 2019 Headlines

Uncertainty continues to take its toll. UK quoted companies issued 69 warnings in Q2 2019, the highest second quarter total since 2008. More than one in twenty UK quoted companies warned in Q2 2019, the highest proportion of companies warning in a second quarter since 2001.

Protracted Brexit uncertainty is clearly triggering an increasing number of profit warnings; but it’s not an isolated challenge. Rising global trade and geopolitical tensions are also creating a tougher, less predictable trading environment for UK plc.

It’s vital that companies continue to develop the financial and operational agility they need to react quickly to positive or negative changes. Yet another unpredictable quarter lies ahead.

11 year high for second quarter profit warnings

20-year
high in H1 FTSE Construction & Materials warnings

19% of warnings cite Brexit issues

20.9% median share price fall

Sector insights

FTSE Construction & Materials

EY - FTSE Construction & Materials

FTSE Construction & Materials companies issued six profit warnings in Q2 2019, with 29% of the sector warning in the last 12 months.

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FTSE Chemicals

EY - FTSE Chemicals

FTSE Chemicals companies issued six profit warnings in Q2 2019, with a record 27% of the sector warning in the second quarter.

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