UK-listed companies to double earnings - JO Hambro

Follows 19% decline in first year of pandemic

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Alexandra Altinger, CEO, UK, Europe and Asia, at JO Hambro
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Alexandra Altinger, CEO, UK, Europe and Asia, at JO Hambro

JO Hambro Capital Management expects UK companies to bounce back with earnings doubling to £110bn in the 12 months to March 2022.

JO Hambro's new UK Profit Index, showed there was a 19%, or £349bn, decline in UK plc revenue during the first year of the pandemic outbreak - April 2020 to March 2021. However, the asset manager now expects companies to return pre-pandemic levels within an additional year. Alexandra Altinger, CEO, UK, Europe and Asia, at JO Hambro, said: "After the shock of the pandemic, the change of mood in Britain's boardrooms is palpable. "The recovery is now very strong indeed: high government spending, low interest rates, strong consumer demand, resurgent employment and a buoyant housing mar...

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