Q3 Public Market Update


Key Takeaways

Total equity market value down by 2% since July 2021

Following strong growth through early 2021, the Media, Marketing, Information & Technology equity markets encountered some turbulence towards the end of Q3, leading to a drop in value over the period of 2%, in line with benchmark indices which have fallen by 1-3% over the same period.

2021 revenue growth of 17% across all sectors

2021 forecast revenue growth remains robust across all sectors at 17% vs. 2020, led by +28% growth across e-commerce and digital media, and in particular verticalized e-commerce and publishers & lead generation.

2021 EBITDA growth of 36% across all sectors

Strong outlook for 2021 EBITDA growth continues, with virtually every sector expecting double-digit growth vs. 2020, other than for specific sub-sectors which continue to experience fall-out from Covid-19 (e.g. Events).

Macro-economic growth concerns have led to recent declines in the public equity market, however, Q3 2021 earnings season will provide further sector specific insight into how the wider macroeconomic trends are affecting individual companies across these sectors.

The total market value of the Media, Marketing, Information and Technology Sectors has decreased by 2% since July 2021

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