Public Markets

The FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) managed to pull off a hat trick by posting its third straight reporting period with a strong gain. The sector was up 7.8% over the past three months. While a very good performance, it still managed to lag the 11.7% gain in the S&P 500 and the 15.4% gain in the NASDAQ over the corresponding time frame. This period’s gain was enough to bring the CSPI into the black for the full year period with a gain of 4.9%. Once again, this underperformed both the S&P 500 (up 16.3%) and the NASDAQ (up 43.6%). Sector multiples are slightly higher than at this same time last year. The sector revenue multiple closed out the period at 3.1x (up from 3.0x a year ago) and the sector EBITDA multiple ended at 8.7x (up from 8.4x a year ago).


Kahla Cooper is the Director of Marketing at FOCUS. In this role, Ms. Cooper designs and implements the overall marketing strategy. Ms. Cooper works with each industry team leader to define programs in order to promote and brand FOCUS’ suite of capabilities.