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ABF - Associated British Foods Share Price

1918p -51.0  -2.6%

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Consumer Defensives
Large Cap
Market Cap £15.59bn
Enterprise Value £18.43bn
Revenue £15.94bn
Position in Universe 66th / 1807
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1m +0.053%
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52w High -27.9%
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Year End 14th Sep 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
12,943 12,800 13,399 15,357 15,574 15,824 14,248 15,867 +4.1%
+9.1 +5.2 +1.6 +17.8 +6.1 +2.9 -42.5 +57.6
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the 24 weeks ended 29 February 2020, Associated British Foods plc revenues increased 2% to £7.65B. Net income decreased 44% to £217M. Revenues reflect Retail segment increase of 2% to £3.71B, Sugar segment increase of 4% to £803M, United Kingdom segment increase of 3% to £2.88B, Europe & Africa segment increase of 1% to £2.88B, Retail Sales - Total increase of 2% to £3.71B.
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Profile Summary

Associated British Foods plc is an international food, ingredients and retail company. Its segments include grocery, sugar, agriculture, ingredients and retail. The grocery segment manufactures products, including hot beverages, sugar and sweeteners, vegetable oils, balsamic vinegars, bread and baked goods, cereals, ethnic foods, and meat products, which are sold to retail, wholesale and foodservice businesses. The sugar segment is engaged in growing and processing of sugar beet and sugar cane for sale to industrial users and to Silver Spoon, which is included in the Grocery segment. The agriculture segment manufactures of animal feeds and the provision of other products and services for the agriculture sector. The ingredients segment is manufactures of bakers’ yeast, bakery ingredients, enzymes, lipids, yeast extracts and cereal specialties. The retail segment is engaged in buying and merchandising value clothing and accessories through the Primark and Penney's retail chains.

Last Annual September 14th, 2019
Last Interim February 29th, 2020
Incorporated October 20, 1934
Public Since August 1, 1994
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 138,097
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Upcoming Events for ABF
Tuesday 3rd November, 2020
Full Year 2020 Associated British Foods PLC Earnings Release
Friday 4th December, 2020
Associated British Foods PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Frequently Asked Questions for Associated British Foods
What is the Associated British Foods share price?

As of 12:25pm, shares in Associated British Foods are trading at 1918p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £15.59bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Associated British Foods share price performed this year?

Shares in Associated British Foods are currently trading at 1918p and the price has moved by -14.87% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Associated British Foods price has moved by 1.43% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Associated British Foods?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Associated British Foods, there are there are currently 3 "buy" , 8 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Associated British Foods is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Associated British Foods next release its financial results?

Associated British Foods is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-03-01
What is the Associated British Foods dividend yield?

The Associated British Foods dividend yield is 1.74% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Associated British Foods pay a dividend?

Last year, Associated British Foods paid a total dividend of 0.34, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 1.74%. Looking ahead, Associated British Foods has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Associated British Foods next pay dividends?

Associated British Foods has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Associated British Foods shares is currently 1.74%.

How do I buy Associated British Foods shares?

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What is the market cap of Associated British Foods?

Shares in Associated British Foods are currently trading at 1918p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £15.59bn.

Where are Associated British Foods shares listed? Where are Associated British Foods shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Associated British Foods:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: ABF
What kind of share is Associated British Foods?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Associated British Foods is currently classified as a Style Neutral. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Associated British Foods share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Associated British Foods are currently priced at 1918p. At that level they are trading at 16.27% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 2,290.70.

Analysts covering Associated British Foods currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.77186 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Associated British Foods share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Associated British Foods. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -10.03%. At the current price of 1918p, shares in Associated British Foods are trading at -7.01% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Associated British Foods PE Ratio?

The Associated British Foods PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 14.1. The shares are currently trading at 1918p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Associated British Foods?

Associated British Foods's management team is headed by:

George Weston - CEO
John Bason - FID
Paul Lister - SEC
Emma Adamo - NED
Ruth Cairnie - NID
Wolfhart Hauser - NID
Michael McLintock - NEC
Graham Allan - NID
Who are the major shareholders of Associated British Foods?

Here are the top five shareholders of Associated British Foods based on the size of their shareholding:

Wittington Investments Limited Corporation
Percentage owned: 54.51% (431.5m shares)
Capital Research Global Investors Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 4.99% (39.5m shares)
Statens Pensjonsfond Utland Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 1.57% (12.4m shares)
The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 1.53% (12.1m shares)
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) Sovereign Wealth Fund
Percentage owned: 1.33% (10.6m shares)
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