FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Spring 2021 Report

Telecom Investment Banking

Public Markets

The FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Index (CFTTI) was in the black for the second straight reporting period with a three-month gain of 5.7%. While this gain beat the 5.2% increase in the S&P 500 over the corresponding time period, it also fell short of the 8.2% gain in the NASDAQ. The sector also looks strong for the full year period with a gain of 17.8%. However, despite the robust increase, the CFTTI still lagged far behind both the 29.0% gain in the S&P 500 and the 54.0% gain in the NASDAQ. Sector multiples closed out the period at 2.3x revenue and 11.2x EBITDA. Both of these are higher than year-ago multiples of 2.1x revenue and 10.4x EBITDA.