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BATS - British American Tobacco Share Price

2536.5p -10.0  -0.4%

Last Trade - 02/03/21

Consumer Defensives
Large Cap
Market Cap £58.42bn
Enterprise Value £99.29bn
Revenue £25.78bn
Position in Universe 26th / 1805
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1m -4.91%
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52w High -23.0%
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Financial Summary
Year End 31st Dec 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
13,104 14,130 19,564 24,492 25,877 25,776 25,647 26,525 +14.5%
+18.7 +2.1 +5.1 +12.9 +11.3 -1.5 +6.20 +7.97
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2020, BritishAmerican Tobacco plc revenues decreased less than 1% to£25.78B. Net income before extraordinary items increased13% to £6.37B., also reflect Gross Revenues decrease of 1%to £64.95B. Net income benefited from Fair value changesderivatives increase from £367M (expense) to £217M (income), Restructuring Charges/Provision decrease of 75% to £91M(expense).
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Profile Summary

British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a holding company. The Company is a multi-category consumer goods company that provides tobacco and nicotine products. Its Potentially Reduced-Risk Products (PRRP) include vapour, tobacco heating products (THP), modern oral products including tobacco-free nicotine pouches, as well as traditional oral products such as snus and moist snuff. Its THP includes glo, neo sticks and its hybrid products; vapour products include vype, vuse, ten motives and ViP, and modern oral includes white modern oral brands of EPOK, Lyft and Velo. The Company’s segments include United States of America, Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and North Africa, and Asia-Pacific and Middle East. The Company’s international and local cigarette brands include Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555 and Shuang Xi.

Last Annual December 31st, 2020
Last Interim December 31st, 2020
Incorporated July 23, 1997
Public Since January 29, 1962
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 53,185
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Wednesday 28th April, 2021
British American Tobacco PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Frequently Asked Questions for British American Tobacco
What is the British American Tobacco share price?

As of 02/03/21, shares in British American Tobacco are trading at 2536.5p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £58.42bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the British American Tobacco share price performed this year?

Shares in British American Tobacco are currently trading at 2536.5p and the price has moved by -16.85% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the British American Tobacco price has moved by -16.75% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for British American Tobacco?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for British American Tobacco, there are there are currently 5 "buy" , 3 "hold" and 1 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for British American Tobacco is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will British American Tobacco next release its financial results?

British American Tobacco is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-12-31
What is the British American Tobacco dividend yield?

The British American Tobacco dividend yield is 8.26% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does British American Tobacco pay a dividend?

Last year, British American Tobacco paid a total dividend of 2.1, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 8.26%. Looking ahead, shares in British American Tobacco are due to go ex-dividend on 2021-03-25 and the next dividend pay date is 2021-05-12.

When does British American Tobacco next pay dividends?

British American Tobacco are due to go ex-dividend on 2021-03-25 and the next dividend pay date is 2021-05-12. The historic dividend yield on British American Tobacco shares is currently 8.26%.

How do I buy British American Tobacco shares?

To buy shares in British American Tobacco you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of British American Tobacco?

Shares in British American Tobacco are currently trading at 2536.5p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £58.42bn.

Where are British American Tobacco shares listed? Where are British American Tobacco shares listed?

Here are the trading details for British American Tobacco:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: BATS
What kind of share is British American Tobacco?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, British American Tobacco is currently classified as a Contrarian. 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 British American Tobacco share price forecast 2021?

Shares in British American Tobacco are currently priced at 2536.5p. At that level they are trading at 34.3% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 3,860.73.

Analysts covering British American Tobacco currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 3.30626 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the British American Tobacco 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 British American Tobacco. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -12.37%. At the current price of 2536.5p, shares in British American Tobacco are trading at -7.9% 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 British American Tobacco PE Ratio?

The British American Tobacco PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 8.18. The shares are currently trading at 2536.5p.

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 British American Tobacco?

British American Tobacco's management team is headed by:

Richard Burrows - NEC
Jack Bowles - CEO
Kingsley Wheaton - CMO
Tadeu Marroco - FID
Jerome Abelman - GCN
Susan Farr - NID
Marion Helmes - NID
Luciano Comin - OTH
Marina Bellini - OTH
Guy Meldrum - CEX
Hae Kim - OTH
Jeremy Fowden - NID
Karen Guerra - NID
Zafar Khan - OTH
Who are the major shareholders of British American Tobacco?

Here are the top five shareholders of British American Tobacco based on the size of their shareholding:

Capital Research Global Investors Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.94% (136.2m shares)
Spring Mountain Investments, Ltd. Corporation
Percentage owned: 5.56% (127.5m shares)
Portfolio Services, Ltd. Corporation
Percentage owned: 5% (114.8m shares)
Capital World Investors Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 4.03% (92.4m shares)
The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 3.15% (72.4m shares)
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