Public Markets

Our Spring 2020 report marks a full year of reports where the Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) delivered a negative return for the three-month period. In this case the sector was down 6.9% over the past three months. The broader indices are also down over this time frame, although not as steeply. The S&P 500 lost 6.0% over this same period, while the NASDAQ only dropped 1.1%. The situation for the full year is even more discouraging as the CFTTI is down 17.0% year-over-year while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ are up 6.1% and 13.7%, respectively. Sector multiples have also dropped significantly compared to this same time last year. The sector revenue multiple dropped from 2.5x to 2.1x, while the sector EBITDA multiple fell from 14.9x to 10.6x.