British American Tobacco plc Company Profile (LON:BATS)

About British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)

British American Tobacco plc logoBritish American Tobacco p.l.c. is a tobacco and next generation products company. The Company's tobacco product range includes cigarettes, fine cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco) and Swedish-style snus. Its segments include Asia-Pacific, Americas, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA). The Asia-Pacific segment includes its operations in various countries, including Australia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, New Zealand and Bangladesh. The Americas segment includes its operations in various countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. The Western Europe segment includes its operations in various countries, including Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Italy, Poland and Croatia/Balkans. The EEMEA segment includes its operations in various countries, including Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria and Algeria.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Tobacco - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:BATS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.bat.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £98.97 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,859,236,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 5,370.71
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 5,209.46
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 4,237 - GBX 5,643.60
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.36
  • P/E Growth: 1.74
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £14.75 billion
  • Price / Sales: 6.71
  • Book Value: GBX 4.35 per share
  • Price / Book: 12.24
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £5.8 billion
  • Net Margins: 25.96%
  • Return on Equity: 55.18%
  • Return on Assets: 11.01%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 3.62 million shs.
 
Frequently Asked Questions for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)

What is British American Tobacco plc's stock symbol?

British American Tobacco plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "BATS."

How often does British American Tobacco plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for British American Tobacco plc?

British American Tobacco plc declared a dividend on Thursday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 56.50 per share on Thursday, September 28th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View British American Tobacco plc's Dividend History.

Where is British American Tobacco plc's stock going? Where will British American Tobacco plc's stock price be in 2017?

17 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for British American Tobacco plc's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 4,400 to GBX 6,600. On average, they expect British American Tobacco plc's stock price to reach GBX 5,586.88 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for British American Tobacco plc.

Who are some of British American Tobacco plc's key competitors?

Who are British American Tobacco plc's key executives?

British American Tobacco plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Nicandro Durante, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • J. Ben Stevens, Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Jerome Abelman, Director, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel
  • Kingsley Wheaton, Managing Director - Next Generation Products
  • Andrew M. Gray, Director, Marketing
  • Giovanni Giordano, Director, Group Human Resources
  • Jack Marie Henry David Bowles, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific
  • Alan Davy, Director, Operations
  • Tadeu Luiz Marroco, Regional Director Western Europe
  • David O'Reilly, Group Scientific Director

How do I buy British American Tobacco plc stock?

Shares of British American Tobacco plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is British American Tobacco plc's stock price today?

One share of British American Tobacco plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 5,323.


MarketBeat Community Rating for British American Tobacco plc (LON BATS)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  554 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  419 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  973
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about British American Tobacco plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.59)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 5,586.88

Analysts' Ratings History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
7/27/2017S&P GlobalSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 5,600View Rating Details
7/27/2017Whitman HowardReiterated RatingHoldGBX 5,300View Rating Details
7/12/2017InvestecReiterated RatingHoldGBX 5,500View Rating Details
6/29/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 6,100View Rating Details
5/23/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,670View Rating Details
5/20/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 5,800 -> GBX 6,600View Rating Details
4/6/2017BNP ParibasSet Price TargetBuyGBX 6,000View Rating Details
3/31/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 5,200View Rating Details
2/24/2017Societe GeneraleBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 5,400 -> GBX 5,800View Rating Details
11/15/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuyGBX 6,000 -> GBX 5,700View Rating Details
11/2/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuyGBX 5,400View Rating Details
10/27/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/25/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 5,420View Rating Details
10/24/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingUnderperformGBX 4,300 -> GBX 4,400View Rating Details
10/21/2016S&P Global Inc.Set Price TargetNeutralGBX 5,200View Rating Details
10/14/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Set Price TargetBuyGBX 5,500View Rating Details
7/6/2016Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 5,200View Rating Details
5/3/2016Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetSellGBX 3,165 -> GBX 3,585View Rating Details
3/10/2016AlphaValueReiterated RatingReduceGBX 4,128View Rating Details
3/1/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 4,810 -> GBX 4,930View Rating Details
11/5/2015SBG SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldGBX 4,125View Rating Details
10/28/2015S&P Equity ResearchSet Price TargetNeutralGBX 4,200View Rating Details
9/11/2015Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 4,200 -> GBX 4,070View Rating Details
7/29/2015Charles StanleyReiterated RatingaccumulateView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/27/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $282.22 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for British American Tobacco plc (LON BATS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/27/2017GBX 56.501.06%8/17/20178/17/20179/28/2017
2/23/2017GBX 118.102.37%3/16/20173/16/20175/4/2017
7/28/2016GBX 51.301.07%8/18/20168/18/20169/28/2016
2/25/2016GBX 104.602.7%3/17/20163/17/20165/5/2016
7/29/2015GBX 49.401.34%8/20/20158/20/20159/30/2015
7/30/2014GBX 47.501.34%8/20/20148/20/20149/30/2014
2/27/2014GBX 97.403.02%3/12/20143/12/20145/8/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/10/2017Alan DavyInsiderBuy21GBX 5,203£1,092.63
7/5/2017Naresh SethiInsiderBuy3GBX 5,204£156.12
6/23/2017Jack BowlesInsiderBuy9,000GBX 5,487£493,830
6/7/2017Naresh SethiInsiderBuy2GBX 5,587£111.74
5/12/2017Ricardo OberlanderInsiderSell6,719GBX 5,371£360,877.49
5/10/2017Jack BowlesInsiderBuy75,000GBX 5,296£3,972,000
5/3/2017Johan VandermeulenInsiderBuy3GBX 5,261£157.83
4/12/2017Pedro MalanInsiderBuy3,000GBX 5,376£161,280
4/4/2017Johan VandermeulenInsiderSell2,290GBX 5,285£121,026.50
4/3/2017Jack BowlesInsiderSell23,172GBX 5,294£1,226,725.68
3/31/2017Jack BowlesInsiderSell1,618GBX 5,288£85,559.84
3/30/2017Jack BowlesInsiderSell43,400GBX 5,307£2,303,238
3/1/2017Naresh SethiInsiderBuy3GBX 5,133£153.99
2/1/2017Giovanni GiordanoInsiderBuy2GBX 4,897GBX 9,794
1/4/2017Jerome AbelmanInsiderBuy3GBX 4,600£138
12/7/2016Nicandro DuranteInsiderBuy4GBX 4,343£173.72
11/2/2016Nicandro DuranteInsiderBuy3GBX 4,615£138.45
10/5/2016Nicandro DuranteInsiderBuy3GBX 4,951£148.53
9/7/2016Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy3GBX 4,801£144.03
9/2/2016Helmes,MarionInsiderBuy3,600GBX 4,809£173,124
9/1/2016Helmes,MarionInsiderBuy900GBX 4,758£42,822
8/18/2016Jack BowlesInsiderSell511GBX 4,840£24,732.40
8/3/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy3GBX 4,749£142.47
7/6/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy3GBX 4,993£149.79
6/1/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 4,200£168
5/9/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy13GBX 4,180£543.40
5/6/2016Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy3GBX 4,122£123.66
5/4/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy3GBX 4,122£123.66
4/6/2016Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy4GBX 4,104£164.16
3/23/2016Stevens,BenInsiderSell5,823GBX 3,995£232,628.85
3/22/2016Durante,NicandroInsiderSell10,425GBX 3,974£414,289.50
3/4/2016Stevens,BenInsiderSell4,300GBX 4,021£172,903
3/2/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,990£159.60
2/3/2016Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,840£153.60
1/6/2016Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy4GBX 3,691£147.64
12/2/2015Stevens,BenInsiderBuy3GBX 3,885£116.55
11/5/2015Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,864£154.56
10/9/2015Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,717£148.68
10/8/2015Kwan ,SavioInsiderBuy40GBX 3,670£1,468
9/7/2015Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy5GBX 3,371£168.55
8/7/2015Stevens,BenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,831£153.24
7/3/2015Durante,NicandroInsiderBuy4GBX 3,488£139.52
6/10/2015Savio KwanInsiderBuy3,000GBX 3,404.81£102,144.30
6/8/2015Ben StevensInsiderBuy536GBX 3,410£18,277.60
5/21/2015Dimitri PanayotopoulosInsiderBuy2,750GBX 3,638.30£100,053.25
4/30/2015Dimitri PanayotopoulosInsiderBuy550GBX 3,604.50£19,824.75
3/30/2015Ben StevensInsiderSell9,893GBX 3,594.50£355,603.89
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Latest Headlines for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
Source:
DateHeadline
marketwatch.com logoBritish American Tobacco profit jumps on FX effect - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - July 27 at 3:14 AM
morningstar.co.uk logoTOP NEWS: British American Tobacco Completes Reynolds Takeover
www.morningstar.co.uk - July 26 at 2:21 AM
lse.co.uk logoBAT Completes Acquisition of Reynolds - London South East (registration) (blog)
www.lse.co.uk - July 25 at 9:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 11:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc's (LON:BATS) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Whitman Howard
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 23 at 12:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPRESS DIGEST- Canada - July 20
finance.yahoo.com - July 20 at 5:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoReynolds American's Acquisition by BAT Gets Shareholders' Nod
finance.yahoo.com - July 20 at 5:52 PM
morningstar.co.uk logoTOP NEWS: British American Tobacco Shareholders Approve Reynolds Buy
www.morningstar.co.uk - July 20 at 3:42 AM
streetinsider.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc - StreetInsider.com
www.streetinsider.com - July 19 at 10:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoReynolds shareholders approve $54.5B acquisition by BAT
finance.yahoo.com - July 19 at 5:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves - WHO
finance.yahoo.com - July 19 at 5:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCigarette consolidation: British American wins Reynolds
finance.yahoo.com - July 19 at 5:37 PM
nasdaq.com logoRPT-SPECIAL REPORT-Philip Morris takes aim at young people in India, and health officials are fuming - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 19 at 6:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) to Release Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 2:58 AM
reuters.com logoSpecial Report: Philip Morris takes aim at young people in India, and health officials are fuming - Reuters
www.reuters.com - July 18 at 5:52 PM
reuters.com logoWoodford equity income fund sells BAT stake, keeps Imperial Brands - Reuters
www.reuters.com - July 14 at 6:14 PM
nasdaq.com logoRPT-SPECIAL REPORT-Inside Philip Morris' campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 14 at 3:23 AM
nasdaq.com logoBREAKINGVIEWS-Japan Tobacco drags itself into final frontiers - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 13 at 5:22 PM
reuters.com logoSpecial Report: Inside Philip Morris' campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty - Reuters
www.reuters.com - July 13 at 5:21 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUBS AG Analysts Give British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) a GBX 5,670 Price Target
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 13 at 3:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Alan Davy Buys 21 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 12 at 7:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Acquires £156.12 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 10 at 7:50 AM
reuters.com logoMarket receives smoke signals for BAT jumbo bond - Reuters
www.reuters.com - July 8 at 8:25 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCredit Suisse Group Reiterates "Outperform" Rating for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 2 at 9:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAltria and Philip Morris' Worst Move So Far in 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 29 at 5:27 PM
bloomberg.com logoJapan Tobacco Chases Marlboro Man's Maker in Smokeless Race ... - Bloomberg
www.bloomberg.com - June 28 at 9:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoJapan Tobacco Chases Marlboro Man's Maker in Smokeless Race
finance.yahoo.com - June 28 at 9:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Buying: British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Buys 9,000 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 7:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 27 at 8:32 PM
fool.co.uk logoWhy Neil Woodford has bought Vodafone Group plc and sold British American Tobacco plc
www.fool.co.uk - June 19 at 10:31 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Receives Hold Rating from Whitman Howard
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 8:55 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWe Could Be Nearing a Generation That Doesn't Smoke Cigarettes, New Study Hints
finance.yahoo.com - June 16 at 4:31 PM
nasdaq.com logoNew US funds would mimic ADRs but cut currency risk -filing - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - June 15 at 10:37 PM
streetinsider.com logoNew U.S. funds would mimic ADRs but cut currency risk: filing
www.streetinsider.com - June 15 at 2:01 AM
rttnews.com logoBAT H1 Trading In Line With View; Revenue To Benefit From Good Pricing
www.rttnews.com - June 14 at 8:59 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 425 REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC Filed by: British American Tobacco p.l.c.
www.streetinsider.com - June 14 at 8:59 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 425 REYNOLDS AMERICAN INC Filed by: British American Tobacco plc - StreetInsider.com
www.streetinsider.com - June 14 at 3:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] BAT gets currency boost as it looks to 'outperform' peers
finance.yahoo.com - June 14 at 3:58 PM
morningstar.co.uk logoAnalysts Upgrade Reynolds as British American Stock... | Morningstar - Morningstar
www.morningstar.co.uk - June 13 at 1:08 PM
marketwatch.com logoFTSE 100 ends lower as pound climbs, political problems linger - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - June 13 at 1:08 PM
seekingalpha.com logoBritish American Tobacco: The Best Of Big Tobacco? - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - June 12 at 4:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Buying: British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Insider Purchases 2 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 12 at 10:34 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Reynolds American, BAT, Batus and Merger Sub enters into an amendment - Reuters
www.reuters.com - June 10 at 2:25 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBritish vote upset leaves European shares in choppy waters
finance.yahoo.com - June 9 at 4:23 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 2 at 12:49 PM
bloomberg.com logoBAT's Glo Roll-Out in Japan Sets Up Three-Way War for Smokers - Bloomberg
www.bloomberg.com - May 31 at 10:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoReynolds Announces Leadership Roles Post Acquisition by BAT
finance.yahoo.com - May 31 at 10:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Given "Buy" Rating at Berenberg Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 28 at 9:04 AM
lse.co.uk logoTOP NEWS: Britvic Profit Hit By Costs As Former BAT Man Named Chairman - London South East (registration) (blog)
www.lse.co.uk - May 24 at 11:25 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc's (BATS) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup Inc
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 20 at 4:58 PM

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