FOCUS Carrier-Focused Telecom Technology Quarterly: Winter 2020 Report

Telecom Investment Banking

Public Markets

FOCUS’ 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.