Public MarketsFOCUS’ Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) recouped some of the previous quarter’s 1.3% loss with a gain of 0.5% in the past three months.The CFTTI continues to underperform relative to the broader market, with the S&P 500 up 3.5% and the NASDAQ up 3.6% over the corresponding time period.The sector remains in positive territory for the full year with a 12-month gain of 4.1%. Even so, this gain significantly underperformed both the 15.3% gain in the S&P 500 and the 40.8% gain in NASDAQ over the past year. Multiple performance for the CFTTI is mixed. The sector revenue multiple held steady at 2.2x from the year-ago period, while the sector EBITDA multiple declined from 11.5x to 11.1x.
Public MarketsFOCUS’ Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) was back in the red this period, albeit with a slight loss of only 1.0%.This compared to a flat performance for the S&P 500 and a modest gain of 1.6% for the NASDAQ. Even with this period’s loss, the EFTTI is still up strongly for the full year with a 12-month gain of 23.4%. This puts it more or less in the middle of the 7.7% gain in the S&P 500 and the 31.6% gain in the NASDAQ over the corresponding time frame. Sector multiples are also higher than at this same time last year. The sector revenue multiple increased from 4.1x to 5.2x, while the sector EBITDA multiple went from 17.0x to 20.4x.
For the second straight reporting period the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) posted a solid gain. The sector was up 5.6% over the past three months. However, the CSPI also lagged the broader indices again, as the S&P 500 gained 8.5% and the NASDAQ gained 11.0% over the corresponding time frame. The …
Public MarketsFor the second straight reporting period the FOCUS Tele- com Business Services Index (TBSI) managed a positive return but still underperformed the broader indices. The TBSI gained 1.0% over the past three months, but the S&P 500 and NASDAQ gained 8.5% and 11.0%, respectively, over the same time frame. The TBSI remains in negative territory for the full year period with a drop of 5.7%. Once again this compares unfavorably to strong gains in both the S&P 500 (up 13.0% year-over-year) and the NASDAQ (up 39.6% year-over-year).The sector revenue multiple held steady compared to the year-ago period at 0.6x. However, the sector EBITDA multiple has declined over the past 12 months from 8.5x to 7.4x.
Public MarketsFOCUS’ Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) returned to the red this period with a three-month loss of 1.3%. This looks particularly bad in the context of the performance of the broader indices, with the S&P 500 up 15.0% and the NASDAQ up 24.1% over the corresponding time period. The sector still remains in positive territory for the full year with a 12- month gain of 3.1%. Even so, this gain significantly underperformed both the 19.9% gain in the S&P 500 and the 46.9% gain in NASDAQ over the past year. Multiple performance for the CFTTI is mixed.The sector revenue multiple ticked up slightly from 2.2x a year ago to 2.3x currently, while the sector EBITDA multiple declined from 11.9x to 11.3x.
Public MarketsAfter dipping slightly in our spring report, the Enterprise-Focused Telecom Technology Index (EFTTI) roared back in our summer period to past a three-month gain of 23.9%. Every single sub sector in the index was in positive territory, and three of the five sub sectors posted double digit gains.The EFTTI’s gains compared favorably to both the 12.3% gain in the S&P 500 and the 20.9% gain in the NASDAQ over the corresponding time period.This period’s strong performance was also good enough to bring the sector into the black for the full year period with a gain of 10.4%.This is on par with the year-over-year gain in the S&P 500 of 9.8%, but significantly lags the 31.4% gain in the NASDAQ. Sub sector multiples recovered nicely and are now higher than they were this same time last year. The sector revenue multiple increased from 4.8x to 5.3x, while the sector EBITDA multiple inched up from 20.0x to 20.9x.
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