Consumer Staples Sector: Quarterly Earnings, Revenues & Growth

For Q1 2020, the quarterly earnings of the Consumer Staples sector increased 4.15% (year-over-year). The Consumer Staples sector includes the Food, Beverage & Tobacco, Staples Retailing and Household & Personal Products industries. The quarterly revenues increased 4.81% when compared to the same period of the previous year. The gross profit […]

Consumer Discretionary Sector: Quarterly Earnings, Revenues & Growth

For Q1 2020, the quarterly earnings of the Consumer Discretionary sector decreased -49.45% (year-over-year). The Consumer Discretionary sector includes the Consumer Durables, Consumer Services, Retailing and Automobiles industries. The quarterly revenues declined -4.42% when compared to the same period of the previous year. The gross profit margin of the sector […]

Communication Services Sector: Quarterly Earnings, Revenues & Growth

For Q1 2020, the quarterly earnings of the Communication Services sector decreased -23.11% (year-over-year). The Communications sector includes the Media, Entertainment, Telecommunications industries. The quarterly revenues increased 4.94% when compared to the same period of the previous year. The gross profit margin of the sector is currently 13.3% (calculated using […]

Global Stock Market P/E Ratio

The table below lists the current & historical price-earnings (P/E) ratios of the global stock market. The ratio is calculated using an index of 3,000 public companies around the world based in 49 different countries. At the moment, the trailing P/E ratio of the global equity market is 16.55 (4/30/2020). […]

Bovespa Index (Ibovespa) P/E Ratio (Brazil)

The table below lists the current & past price-to-earnings ratios of the Bovespa index. The current trailing P/E ratio of the Ibovespa is 16.28 (5/31/2020). The Ibovespa is considered to be the benchmark equity index for the Brazilian stock market. The current P/E is higher than the average historical ratio […]

Ibovespa Quarterly Earnings & Earnings Growth 2010 Q1 – 2020 Q1

Quarterly earnings of Brazil’s Ibovespa index decreased 45.5% (year-over-year) during the first quarter (2020 Q1) of this year. This significant plunge in earnings is mostly due to large quarterly losses posted by some of the largest financial companies of Brazil, including Itau Unibanco SA and Bank Bradesco SA. If financial […]

Debt-to-Equity Ratios by Sector (U.S. Large Cap)

The table below lists the current and historical debt-to-equity ratios by GICS sector, calculated using the 500 largest U.S. companies. At the moment, Financials, Consumer Discretionary and Industrials companies have the highest debt-to-equity ratios. However, the gearing ratios of different sectors should not be directly compared with each other as […]

Dividend Yields by Sector/Industry (U.S. Large Cap)

The table below lists the current and historical dividend yields by sector, calculated using the 500 largest U.S. companies. At the moment (3/31/2020), Energy companies are providing clearly the highest dividend yield (7.92%) among the GICS Sectors. This very high dividend yield is mostly due to the sharp decrease in […]