The table below shows the total semi-annual operating earnings of the FTSE 100 index. During the second half (Q3 & Q4) of the year 2019, the operating earnings of the companies part of the index decreased -30.17% compared to the same period of the previous year. The FTSE 100 index consists of 100 large cap companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and is the most quoted indicator for the performance of the UK stock market.
Note: The earnings that are used are operating earnings that exclude unusual expenses, interest expenses and taxes.
FTSE 100 Index – Semi-Annual Earnings & Earnings Growth
FTSE 100: Earnings in Q3 & Q4 (H2) 2019
The operating earnings of FTSE 100 companies decreased -30.17% compared to the second half of the year 2018. The largest decreases (year-over-year) in semi-annual earnings were posted by HSBC Holdings, Reckitt Benckiser Group and BP plc. If these companies are excluded from the calculations, the operating earnings of other FTSE 100 components fell by -16.9%.
The operating earning of the whole year of 2019 decreased -16.0% compared to the previous year.
How the data has been calculated?
The semi-annual earnings that are used by Siblis Research are the total operating earnings of all companies belonging to the FTSE 100 index. Operating earnings are calculated as gross income deducted by operating expenses. The operating expenses include selling, marketing, general and admin expenses. The operating expenses do not include unusual expenses, interest expense and income taxes.