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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Q3 2018 Headlines

The EY Profit Warning Stress Index hit its joint-highest level for two years, as UK quoted companies issued 68 profit warnings in the third quarter of 2018

We can’t blame it all on the sunshine. Rising overheads have prompted more profit warnings than the weather in 2018. Most warnings are still coming from the consumer side of the economy. But pressure is building elsewhere, as domestic and global uncertainties increase.

Investors have taken flight as worries build, with profit warnings now triggering record share-price falls.

9% fall in profit warnings year-on-year

7 year high in General Retailers’ profit warnings

25% of profit warnings blame increasing overheads

21.2% is the highest median share price fall we have ever recorded

Sector insights

FTSE General Retailers

EY - FTSE General Retailers

The FTSE General Retailers sector issued eight profit warnings in the third quarter of 2018, in what looks like retail’s toughest year since 2011.

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FTSE Travel & Leisure

EY - FTSE Travel & Leisure

FTSE Travel & Leisure companies issued seven profit warnings in Q3 2018, the highest third quarter total for two years.

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