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Q2 2018 Headlines

UK profit warnings hit 58 in the second quarter of 2018, pushing our EY Profit Warning Stress Index up to its joint-highest total for six quarters.

Consumer-facing sectors lead the rise in profit warnings. Warnings from quoted retailers reached 25 in the first half of 2018, compared with ten in the same period of 2017.

Nonetheless, there is the potential for a rise in stress outside of the consumer sphere, as uncertainty increasingly delays decision making on contracts and investments.

The increased market reaction to profit warnings suggests that investors are treating fewer warnings as one-offs as economic and political risks multiply.

29% increase in profit warnings year-on-year

7 year high in FTSE General Retailers’ warnings in H1 2018

29% of warnings blame delayed or cancelled contracts

15.9% median share price fall is the highest since Q2 2016

Sector insights

FTSE General Retailers

EY - FTSE General Retailers

Profit warnings from FTSE General Retailers reached a seven-year high in H1 2018 as the retail revolution continues.

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FTSE Construction & Materials

EY - FTSE Construction & Materials

With uncertainty rising and the outlook in question, it’s time for the FTSE Construction & Materials sector to take stock.

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