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: £88.29 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,858,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 5,116.88
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 5,229.85
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 2,879.89 - GBX 5,643.60
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.92
  • P/E Growth: 1.63
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £15.8 billion
  • Price / Sales: 5.59
  • Book Value: GBX 4.15 per share
  • Price / Book: 11.45
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 3.4%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £6.24 billion
  • Net Margins: 30.41%
  • Return on Equity: 56.73%
  • Return on Assets: 11.86%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 4.69 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. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 56.50 per share on Thursday, September 28th. This represents a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. The official announcement can be seen 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 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for British American Tobacco plc's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 4,400 to GBX 6,500. On average, they anticipate British American Tobacco plc's stock price to reach GBX 5,636.25 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 4,752.


MarketBeat Community Rating for British American Tobacco plc (LON BATS)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  572 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  431 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,003
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, 6 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.53)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 5,636.25

Analysts' Ratings History for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/15/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 5,300View Rating Details
8/11/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Set Price TargetNeutralGBX 5,400View Rating Details
8/9/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyGBX 6,500View Rating Details
8/3/2017Citigroup Inc.Set Price TargetBuyGBX 6,400View Rating Details
8/3/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageOverweightGBX 5,610View Rating Details
8/3/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,670View Rating Details
7/31/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyGBX 6,000View Rating Details
7/28/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 6,100View Rating Details
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
4/6/2017BNP ParibasSet Price TargetBuyGBX 6,000View Rating Details
2/24/2017Societe GeneraleBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 5,400 -> GBX 5,800View Rating Details
11/2/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuyGBX 5,400View Rating Details
10/27/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView 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
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
(Data available from 8/20/2015 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: $281.83 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
8/2/2017Naresh SethiInsiderBuy3GBX 4,815£144.45
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
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 18 at 8:36 PM
fool.co.uk logoBritish American Tobacco plc isn’t the only bargain stock I’m avoiding right now
www.fool.co.uk - August 18 at 4:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to British American Tobacco plc : August 17, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 17 at 5:48 PM
lse.co.uk logoPublication of Final Terms - London South East (registration) (blog)
www.lse.co.uk - August 14 at 9:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (BATS) PT Set at GBX 5,400 by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 11 at 6:28 AM
ft.com logoBAT markets euro and sterling bonds - Financial Times
www.ft.com - August 9 at 9:32 PM
bloomberg.com logoThe Global War on Smoking Is Really Heating Up - Bloomberg
www.bloomberg.com - August 9 at 4:31 PM
seekingalpha.com logoOne of 2017's biggest bond deals - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - August 9 at 4:31 PM
reuters.com logoUPDATE 1-BAT begins marketing M&A bond - Reuters - Reuters
www.reuters.com - August 9 at 4:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBAT's Cheap Smokes
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 4:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] BAT's European bonds attract strong demand
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 4:31 PM
ft.com logoBAT bond sale attracts $35bn in orders - Financial Times
www.ft.com - August 9 at 2:13 AM
seekingalpha.com logoMonthly Review Of DivGro: July 2017 - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - August 8 at 9:11 PM
bloomberg.com logoBAT's $25 Billion Lucky Strike - Bloomberg
www.bloomberg.com - August 8 at 9:11 PM
bloomberg.com logoBAT Plans One of 2017's Biggest Bond Deals - Bloomberg - Bloomberg
www.bloomberg.com - August 8 at 4:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBAT's $25 Billion Lucky Strike
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 4:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBAT Plans One of 2017's Biggest Bond Deals
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 4:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Treasurys Edge Lower on New Debt Supply
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 4:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoU.S. FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 4:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTobacco Stocks Mixed as FDA Launches Campaign to Keep Kids Away From E-Cigarettes
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 4:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] BAT taps investors in $17bn corporate bond sale
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 4:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNaresh Sethi Buys 3 Shares of British American Tobacco plc (BATS) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 7:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Big Tobacco’s Next Big Thing? Tobacco
finance.yahoo.com - August 6 at 8:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Big Tobacco's Next Big Thing? Tobacco
finance.yahoo.com - August 6 at 3:54 PM
reuters.com logoUPDATE 2-BAT to face further scrutiny for jumbo M&A bond sale - Reuters
www.reuters.com - August 4 at 4:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc :BATS-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 10:49 PM
ft.com logoWeaker pound and BAT help boost FTSE 100 - Financial Times
www.ft.com - August 3 at 5:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoRising bond yields dent Europe's "bond proxy" stocks
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 5:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Weaker pound and BAT help boost FTSE 100
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 5:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCitigroup Inc. Analysts Give British American Tobacco plc (BATS) a GBX 6,400 Price Target
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 1:42 PM
reuters.com logoJapan Tobacco cuts cigarette outlook as smokers shift to "heat-not-burn" alternatives - Reuters
www.reuters.com - August 3 at 3:22 AM
marketwatch.com logoUK fraud squad investigating BAT for misconduct - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - August 1 at 5:16 PM
reuters.com logoBritain investigates British American Tobacco for corruption - Reuters
www.reuters.com - August 1 at 5:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBritish American Tobacco Feels The Burn Again As Serious Fraud Office Investigates
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 5:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBritain investigates British American Tobacco for corruption
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 5:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBritish American Tobacco investigated for alleged bribes
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 5:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLorillard Tobacco Company -- Moody's upgrades Reynolds American's ratings following guarantees by BAT
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 5:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] BAT investigated by Serious Fraud Office over bribery allegations
finance.yahoo.com - August 1 at 5:16 PM
ft.com logoSerious Fraud Office opens formal probe into BAT - Financial Times
www.ft.com - August 1 at 2:35 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Tobacco: smoke signals
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 4:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Tobacco: smoke signals
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 4:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTobacco Stocks Continue To Fall On FDA; No Longer Safe Income Plays?
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 4:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTobacco Stocks Continue To Fall On FDA; No Longer Safe Income Plays?
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 4:31 PM
reuters.com logoUK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 31 - Reuters
www.reuters.com - July 31 at 2:01 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Big Tobacco told to read FDA smoke signals on ecigarettes
finance.yahoo.com - July 30 at 3:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCitigroup Inc. Reaffirms Buy Rating for British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 30 at 2:09 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBritish American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) Rating Reiterated by Credit Suisse Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 29 at 11:16 PM
seekingalpha.com logoBritish American Tobacco's (BTI) CEO Nicandro Durante on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - July 29 at 9:03 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFDA move on nicotine could boost Philip Morris iQOS smoking device
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 10:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFTSE 100 closes sharply lower in tobacco-led stock rout
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 5:45 PM

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