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  • FTSE Construction & Materials

    Structural vulnerabilities

    FTSE Construction & Materials companies issued six warnings in Q2 2019 and 11 profit warnings in H1 2019, the highest first half total since 1999.

    This exceptionally high total of profit warnings reflects the impact of uncertainty and hiatus, but it’s important that the construction sector also addresses the structural weaknesses that have left it vulnerable to adverse events.

     

    More challenges to come

    FTSE Construction & Materials companies issued the highest number of first half profit warnings since 1999, as the sector contends with increasing cancellations and delays to new contracts.

  • FTSE Chemicals

    Unique headwinds

    FTSE Chemicals companies issued six profit warnings in Q2 2019, with 27% of the sector warning in just this quarter alone.

    This is a record level of warnings, beyond the figures we saw in 2008 or 2001. It’s the unique combination of economic, geopolitical, regulatory and environmental factors – combined with chemical companies’ positions in long-term global supply chains – that is making 2019 so hazardous.

     

    Focus on operational and financial flexibility

    FTSE Chemicals companies issued six profit warnings in Q2 2019, the highest quarterly total since 2001. UK chemical companies’ position in long-term supply chains leaves it especially vulnerable in the current environment.

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