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British American Tobacco (BATS) Competitors

GBX 2,276
+9.00 (+0.40%)
(As of 04/17/2024 ET)

BATS vs. IMB, DGE, RKT, TSCO, ABF, ULVR, BNZL, CCH, SBRY, and BME

Should you be buying British American Tobacco stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of British American Tobacco include Imperial Brands (IMB), Diageo (DGE), Reckitt Benckiser Group (RKT), Tesco (TSCO), Associated British Foods (ABF), Unilever (ULVR), Bunzl (BNZL), Coca-Cola HBC (CCH), J Sainsbury (SBRY), and B&M European Value Retail (BME). These companies are all part of the "consumer defensive" sector.

British American Tobacco vs.

Imperial Brands (LON:IMB) and British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) are both large-cap consumer defensive companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, media sentiment, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, community ranking and analyst recommendations.

Imperial Brands has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, British American Tobacco has a beta of 0.25, meaning that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Imperial Brands pays an annual dividend of GBX 147 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. British American Tobacco pays an annual dividend of GBX 236 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.4%. Imperial Brands pays out 5,927.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. British American Tobacco pays out -3,647.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. British American Tobacco is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

72.8% of Imperial Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.2% of British American Tobacco shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of Imperial Brands shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of British American Tobacco shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Imperial Brands has a net margin of 12.88% compared to Imperial Brands' net margin of -52.66%. British American Tobacco's return on equity of 34.80% beat Imperial Brands' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Imperial Brands12.88% 34.80% 6.70%
British American Tobacco -52.66%-22.06%5.80%

Imperial Brands currently has a consensus price target of GBX 2,171, indicating a potential upside of 25.13%. British American Tobacco has a consensus price target of GBX 3,433.33, indicating a potential upside of 50.85%. Given Imperial Brands' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe British American Tobacco is more favorable than Imperial Brands.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Imperial Brands
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.83
British American Tobacco
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33

Imperial Brands has higher earnings, but lower revenue than British American Tobacco. British American Tobacco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Imperial Brands, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Imperial Brands£18.08B0.83£2.33B£2.48699.60
British American Tobacco£27.28B1.86-£14.41B-£6.47-351.78

British American Tobacco received 596 more outperform votes than Imperial Brands when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 74.02% of users gave British American Tobacco an outperform vote while only 69.60% of users gave Imperial Brands an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Imperial BrandsOutperform Votes
632
69.60%
Underperform Votes
276
30.40%
British American TobaccoOutperform Votes
1228
74.02%
Underperform Votes
431
25.98%

In the previous week, British American Tobacco had 7 more articles in the media than Imperial Brands. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for British American Tobacco and 1 mentions for Imperial Brands. Imperial Brands' average media sentiment score of 0.68 beat British American Tobacco's score of 0.56 indicating that British American Tobacco is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Imperial Brands
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
British American Tobacco
1 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Imperial Brands and British American Tobacco tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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BATS vs. The Competition

MetricBritish American TobaccoTobacco IndustryDefensive SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£50.75B£27.21B£5.02B£1.40B
Dividend Yield10.21%7.12%3.28%11.95%
P/E Ratio-351.7864.95240.301,718.09
Price / Sales1.8667.84131,331.17328,854.49
Price / Cash18.6410.24121.9133.19
Price / Book1.001.163.462.51
Net Income-£14.41B-£7.52B-£21.52M£184.13M
7 Day Performance-1.39%2.45%-0.49%-0.50%
1 Month Performance-2.76%12.74%3.75%3.89%
1 Year Performance-20.08%-5.97%-0.86%17.37%

British American Tobacco Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
IMB
Imperial Brands
0.7202 of 5 stars
GBX 1,716.50
-0.8%
GBX 2,171
+26.5%
-8.9%£14.88B£18.08B692.1425,200Dividend Increase
DGE
Diageo
0.6739 of 5 stars
GBX 2,746
-0.9%
GBX 3,180
+15.8%
-25.3%£61.24B£21.64B1,842.9530,269Positive News
RKT
Reckitt Benckiser Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 4,140
-1.0%
N/A-33.6%£29.33B£14.61B1,823.7940,000Negative News
High Trading Volume
TSCO
Tesco
0.7224 of 5 stars
GBX 280.80
-1.9%
GBX 308.33
+9.8%
+4.7%£19.77B£67.39B1,404.00330,000Dividend Increase
ABF
Associated British Foods
0.3728 of 5 stars
GBX 2,369
-1.6%
GBX 2,041.67
-13.8%
+17.5%£17.85B£19.75B1,767.91133,000
ULVR
Unilever
0.6529 of 5 stars
GBX 3,744
-0.7%
GBX 4,320
+15.4%
-13.1%£93.97B£59.60B1,701.82128,377
BNZL
Bunzl
0.2246 of 5 stars
GBX 2,968
-0.9%
GBX 2,875
-3.1%
-4.6%£9.97B£11.80B1,927.2724,528
CCH
Coca-Cola HBC
1.2424 of 5 stars
GBX 2,378
-1.3%
GBX 2,860
+20.3%
+2.6%£8.68B£10.18B1,606.7632,700News Coverage
SBRY
J Sainsbury
0.2848 of 5 stars
GBX 257
-1.3%
GBX 280
+8.9%
-7.0%£6.12B£32.07B8,566.67152,000
BME
B&M European Value Retail
1.1652 of 5 stars
GBX 500
-2.1%
GBX 579.60
+15.9%
+1.4%£5B£5.22B1,428.5739,484Analyst Report
News Coverage
Positive News

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This page (LON:BATS) was last updated on 4/17/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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