The household & personal products industry group is interest because the group has seen a 254 bps. jump in its EBIT margin suggesting strong qualities amid inflation and input cost pressures which is something investors are willing to pay a high price for going forward. The list below highlights the 10 largest household & personal products companies in the world.
- Procter & Gamble
- Estee Lauder
- Reckitt Benckiser
The two biggest losers in Q3 in terms of margin compression are semiconductors and media & entertainment with a 414 bps. and 508 bps. EBIT margin reduction q/q respectively. The media & entertainment industry group is significantly impacted by the excessive spending by Meta on its metaverse bet covered in our equity note last week.
Energy is still the momentum leader
While energy companies have seen a decline in revenue q/q in Q3 and slightly lower EBIT margin, the industry group is still standing out as by far the best performing industry group; in fact, the only industry group to be up in USD terms over the past 12 months. Being overweight was the most decisive decision to be made by investors over a year ago. In fact, the only true inflation hedge together with commodity futures. Everything else from crypto to real estate have proven useless as an inflation hedge. Media led by weakness at Alphabet, Netflix, Disney, and Meta is by far the worst performer over the past 12 months and the bad performance has continued over the past month.