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FOCUS U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly: Winter 2020 Report

Public Markets

On the plus side, the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) turned in a positive return for the current reporting period with a three month gain of 1.5%. However, this return trailed the broader indices by a wide margin as the S&P 500 was up 8.5% and the NASDAQ was up 12.2% over the corresponding time period. The CSPI also trails the broader indices for the full year period, although the gap is certainly narrower. The return for the CSPI over the last 12 months was 24.0%, while the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ gained 28.9% and 35.2%, respectively. Sector multiples are meaningfully higher than they were a year ago. The CSPI revenue multiple increased from 2.5x to 2.8x, while the EBITDA multiple climbed from 7.3x to 8.5x.

FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Winter 2020 Report

Public Markets

For the second straight reporting period the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) both delivered a positive return and outperformed the broader indices. The sector shot up 14.9% in the past three months, which handily outperformed both the 8.5% gain in the S&P 500 and the 12.2% gain in the NASDAQ.  The picture is even stronger for the full year with the TBSI up 43.6% over the last 12 months.  This once again compares favorably to both the 28.9% gain in the S&P 500 and the 35.2% gain in the NASDAQ over the corresponding time period. Sector revenue and EBITDA multiples are also higher than what they were a year ago. The revenue multiple for the TBSI increased from 0.4x to 0.5x, while the EBITDA multiple grew from 8.7x to 10.5x.

FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Winter 2019 Report

Public Markets

For the third straight period the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) had a negative return. In this case, the CFTTI was only slightly in the red with a three-month loss of 0.3%. This performance trailed the broader indices as the S&P 500 and NASDAQ both turned in strong gains this period of 7.3% and 8.8%, respectively. The CFTTI’s 1.8% decline in the past year also compared unfavorably to strong year-over-year gains in both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ. Sector multiples closed out the period lower than they were at this same time last year. The sector revenue multiple dipped from 2.3x to 2.2x, while the sector EBITDA multiple fell more sharply from 14.4x to down to 11.9x.

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly – Fall 2019

Public Markets

The FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) experienced a double-digit loss in our fall report- ing period, dropping 11.4% in the past three months. This was despite the fact that the S&P 500 and NASDAQ were up 1.9% and 1.4%, respectively, over the same time period.The EFTTI still remains in positive territory for the full year with a 12-month gain of 6.7%. However, this gain once again trails the broader indices as the S&P 500 is up 12.0% year-over-year and the NASDAQ is up 13.5% year-over-year. Even with the overall decline in the index, sector multiples actually increased compared to this same time last year.The sector revenue multiple went from 3.9x to 4.2x, while the sector EBITDA multiple increased from 16.2x to 17.5x.

FOCUS U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly: Fall 2019 Report

Public Markets

It was a hat trick for the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) as the sector posted a third straight period in positive territory. This fall’s three-month gain was 6.6%, which was good enough to outperform both the 1.2% gain in the S&P 500 and the 0.1% loss in the NASDAQ. However, gains this period were not broad- based as three of the five sub sectors in the CSPI were actually in negative territory. For the full year period the sector is up 13.0%, a return that once again handily outperforms both of the broader indices. Sector multiples are slightly higher than they were at this time last year. The sector revenue multiple increased from 2.6x a year ago to 2.8x currently, while the sector EBITDA multiple went from 8.1x to 8.4x over the corresponding time period.

FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Fall 2019 Report

Public Markets

After a solid performance in our summer report, the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) continued to make steady progress in the fall reporting period. The TBSI was up 4.5% in the past three months, which significantly outperformed both the 1.2% gain in the S&P 500 and the 0.1% drop in the NASDAQ over the corresponding time period. The sector also outperformed the broader indices for the full year period. The TBSI is up 10.7% in the past year, while the S&P 500 was only up 2.2% and the NASDAQ fell 0.6%. Sector multiple performance was mixed. The sector revenue multiple ticked up slightly compared to last year, increasing from 0.4x to 0.5x. However, the sector EBITDA multiple dropped from 10.0x a year ago to 9.4x currently.

FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Fall 2019 Report

In public markets, the FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) had a second straight reporting period in negative territory with a three-month loss of 7.9%. This was despite strong positive returns in the broader indices of 6.3% in the S&P 500 and 6.8% in the NASDAQ. The loss this period was enough to put the CFTTI into negative territory for the full year period with a year-over-year loss of 1.3%. This performance was worse than the 0.9% gain in the S&P 500 over the corresponding time frame but slightly better than the 1.8% drop in the NASDAQ. Sector multiples are lower than they were at this same time last year. The sector revenue multiple fell from 2.4x to 2.2x, while the sector EBITDA multiple dropped from 15.0x to 12.0x.
Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly

FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Summer 2019 Report

In public markets, the FOCUS Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) turned in a stellar reporting period this spring with a three month gain of 17.3%. Gains were broad-based as every single sub sector in the index was in positive territory for the period. In addition, the gains in the EFTTI handily outperformed the broader indices …

FOCUS Government, Aerospace, and Defense Quarterly

Government, Aerospace and Defense Group’s Summer 2019 Report

The latest issue of the FOCUS Government, Aerospace, and Defense Group Report — highlighting aerospace and defense — is now available. The new GAD Report includes:

  • Major Q2 2019 Deals in the GAD Sector
  • Performance: S&P 500 vs. GAD
  • GOVERNMENT Sector Q2 2019
  • AEROSPACE Sector Q2 2019
  • DEFENSE Sector Q2 2019
  • Selected GAD Transactions Q2 2019
  • M&A Activity in the GAD Sector
  • Recent FOCUS GAD Transactions