Debenhams Plc Company Profile (LON:DEB)

About Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)

Debenhams Plc logoDebenhams plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in multi-channel business. The Company's brand trades through approximately 240 stores in 27 countries. The Company's segments are UK and International. The UK segment consists of stores in the United Kingdom and online sales to the United Kingdom addresses. The International segment consists of international franchise stores, the Company-owned stores in Denmark and the Republic of Ireland, and online sales to addresses outside the United Kingdom. The Company's stores trade under the name of Debenhams other than the Danish stores, which operate under the Magasin du Nord banner. Its stores offer customers a range of services, including restaurants and cafes, personal shopping assistance, hairdressing and beauty treatments, nail bars and wedding or celebration gift services. Its Debenhams Direct ( offers a range of products and services for online customers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Department Stores - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:DEB
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: N/A
  • Market Cap: £539.92 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,227,099,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 49.22
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 53.03
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 44 - GBX 72.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 6.67
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £2.37 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.23
  • Book Value: GBX 0.78 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.56
  • Dividend Yield: 6.8%
  • EBIDTA: £217.6 million
  • Net Margins: 5.30%
  • Return on Equity: 15.60%
  • Return on Assets: 6.55%
  • Average Volume: 6.47 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)

What is Debenhams Plc's stock symbol?

Debenhams Plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "DEB."

How often does Debenhams Plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Debenhams Plc?

Debenhams Plc announced a dividend on Thursday, April 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of GBX 1.03 per share on Friday, July 7th. This represents a yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 1st. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Debenhams Plc's Dividend History.

Where is Debenhams Plc's stock going? Where will Debenhams Plc's stock price be in 2017?

15 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Debenhams Plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 42 to GBX 70. On average, they expect Debenhams Plc's stock price to reach GBX 53.21 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Debenhams Plc.

Who are some of Debenhams Plc's key competitors?

Who are Debenhams Plc's key executives?

Debenhams Plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Sergio Bucher, Chief Executive Officer
  • Matt Smith, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • Suzanne Harlow, Executive Director, Group Trading Director
  • Richard Cristofoli, Marketing Director
  • Nikki Zamblera, Human Resources Director
  • Ross Clemmow, Retail Director, UK + ROI
  • David Smith, International Director
  • Peter Swann, Operations Director
  • Paul Eardley, Company Secretary
  • Ian Cheshire, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

How do I buy Debenhams Plc stock?

Shares of Debenhams 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 Debenhams Plc's stock price today?

One share of Debenhams Plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 44.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Debenhams Plc (LON DEB)
Community Ranking:  1.2 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  268 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  861 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,129
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Debenhams 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 Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.73)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 53.21

Analysts' Ratings History for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
6/20/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellGBX 51View Rating Details
6/7/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingReduceGBX 42View Rating Details
5/15/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 58View Rating Details
4/26/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHoldGBX 50View Rating Details
4/25/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 55View Rating Details
4/21/2017Deutsche Bank AGUpgradeHoldGBX 52 -> GBX 50View Rating Details
4/21/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetUnderweightGBX 50 -> GBX 46View Rating Details
4/20/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated Ratingsector performGBX 60View Rating Details
4/20/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHoldGBX 60View Rating Details
4/20/2017Peel HuntLower Price TargetHoldGBX 70 -> GBX 50View Rating Details
3/9/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 46View Rating Details
1/16/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 55View Rating Details
1/12/2017Haitong BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 70View Rating Details
10/28/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/20/2016InvestecLower Price TargetSellGBX 67 -> GBX 52View Rating Details
4/11/2016NomuraReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
3/28/2016BNP ParibasLower Price TargetUnderperformGBX 80 -> GBX 70View Rating Details
1/12/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverwt/CautiousGBX 95View Rating Details
12/8/2015Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightView Rating Details
11/26/2015N+1 SingerReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
10/23/2015Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingHoldGBX 81.20View Rating Details
(Data available from 6/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
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Earnings Estimates for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.74 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Debenhams Plc (LON DEB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/20/2017GBX 1.031.95%6/1/20176/1/20177/7/2017
10/27/2016GBX 2.404.34%12/8/201612/8/20161/24/2017
4/14/2016GBX 1.031.28%6/2/20166/2/20167/1/2016
10/22/2015GBX 2.402.86%12/3/201512/3/20151/22/2016
4/16/2015GBX 11.18%6/4/20156/4/20157/3/2015
10/23/2014GBX 2.403.78%12/4/201412/4/20141/9/2015
4/15/2014GBX 11.23%6/4/20146/4/20147/4/2014
10/24/2013GBX 2.402.33%12/4/201312/4/20131/10/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/15/2017Ian CheshireInsiderBuy50,000GBX 50£25,000
2/27/2017Sergio BucherInsiderBuy187,617GBX 53£99,437.01
11/9/2016Matt SmithInsiderBuy44,465GBX 56£24,900.40
7/7/2016Duddy,TerryInsiderBuy100,000GBX 53£53,000
6/23/2016Cheshire,IanInsiderBuy50,000GBX 69£34,500
1/15/2016Cheshire,IanInsiderBuy400,000GBX 78£312,000
1/14/2016Smith ,MattInsiderBuy25,000GBX 77£19,250
11/5/2015Sharp,MichaelInsiderSell79,738GBX 88£70,169.44
11/4/2015Suzanne HarlowInsiderSell24,960GBX 88£21,964.80
7/1/2015Smith ,MattInsiderBuy28,000GBX 0.89£249.20
5/15/2015Terry DuddyInsiderBuy40,000GBX 94.30£37,720
4/17/2015Suzanne HarlowInsiderSell39,265GBX 87£34,160.55
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
Latest Headlines for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
DateHeadline logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Receives "Reduce" Rating from HSBC Holdings plc - June 7 at 9:08 PM logoDebenhams Plc : DEB-GB: Dividend Analysis : June 02nd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : June 2, 2017 - June 2 at 11:13 PM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 31 at 12:38 AM logoHouse of Fraser (UK & Ireland) Limited -- Moody's: Rapidly growing online sales unlikely to boost European retailers' credit quality in 2017-18 - May 25 at 2:31 AM logo[$$] Mall owner Intu faces FTSE 100 relegation on retail woes - May 22 at 12:08 PM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Price Target Cut to GBX 42 by Analysts at HSBC Holdings plc - May 18 at 7:10 PM logoIan Cheshire Purchases 50,000 Shares of Debenhams Plc (DEB) Stock - May 15 at 11:36 AM logoLiberum Capital Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Debenhams Plc (DEB) - May 8 at 7:05 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - May 5 at 4:38 PM
News IconUPDATE 1-Shareholder proxy Glass Lewis recommends vote against Barclays board member - April 28 at 5:46 PM logoETFs with exposure to Debenhams Plc : April 26, 2017 - April 27 at 12:47 AM logo[$$] Debenhams' strategy ignores grim realities - April 25 at 11:53 AM logoDebenhams Plc :DEB-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended February 28, 2017 : April 24, 2017 - April 25 at 11:53 AM logoHSBC Holdings plc Downgrades Debenhams Plc (DEB) to Reduce - April 23 at 9:56 PM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Given Hold Rating at Liberum Capital - April 23 at 7:26 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) PT Lowered to GBX 46 - April 22 at 5:27 PM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Upgraded by Deutsche Bank AG to Hold - April 22 at 4:03 PM logoEdited Transcript of DEB.L earnings conference call or presentation 20-Apr-17 8:00am GMT - April 21 at 12:20 PM logoRetail Colossus Debenhams Sinks As Sales Miss Forecasts - April 20 at 4:50 PM logo[$$] Debenhams: revamp slayer - April 20 at 4:50 PM logoDebenhams Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:DEB) : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 4:50 PM logoDebenhams Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:DEB) : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 4:50 PM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Rating Reiterated by Royal Bank of Canada - April 20 at 12:10 PM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Rating Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity - April 20 at 8:58 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Price Target Cut to GBX 50 by Analysts at Peel Hunt - April 20 at 6:56 AM logoDebenhams profit falls; interim dividend unchanged - April 20 at 6:45 AM logoDebenhams H1 Profit Declines, Group Revenue Up 1.8%; Announces New Strategy - April 20 at 6:45 AM logoDebenhams to Shut Stores as Amazon Recruit Gives Web Vision - April 20 at 6:44 AM logoDebenhams to Shut Stores as Amazon Recruit Details Online Vision - April 20 at 6:44 AM logo[$$] Debenhams to close some stores and revamp others as profits fall - April 20 at 6:44 AM logoDepartment Store Malaise Spreads; M&S and Debenhams Revamp Store Portfolios - April 20 at 6:44 AM logoDebenhams Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : DEB-GB : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 12:31 PM logo[$$] Three big challenges for Debenhams' new chief executive - April 17 at 11:54 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday - April 17 at 4:22 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Downgraded to Sell at Deutsche Bank AG - April 16 at 11:03 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - April 10 at 6:30 PM logoDebenhams Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : DEB-GB : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 9:24 AM logoDebenhams Plc : DEB-GB: Dividend Analysis : December 09th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 9:24 AM logo[$$] National living wage rise heaps care costs pressure on councils - April 1 at 8:49 AM logoDebenhams Plc's (DEB) " Reduce" Rating Reaffirmed at HSBC Holdings plc - March 22 at 10:35 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts - March 15 at 11:36 AM logoBerenberg Bank Reiterates Sell Rating for Debenhams Plc (DEB) - March 10 at 1:00 AM logoTOP NEWS: Barclays Picks Cheshire As Chairman Designate Of Barclays UK - February 27 at 7:42 PM logoBarclays names designate head of ring-fenced bank - February 27 at 7:42 PM logo2 bargain basement stocks I’m avoiding like the plague - February 25 at 3:14 AM logoGovernment names and shames 360 firms for underpaying workers - February 16 at 2:29 PM logoArgos to give £2.4m to workers who were underpaid - February 16 at 2:29 PM logo3 big FTSE 250 dividends I’d definitely avoid right now - February 15 at 3:38 AM logo3 FTSE 350 dividend stocks I’d sell before it’s too late - February 13 at 5:58 AM logoSports Direct buys stake in French Connection - February 2 at 5:08 PM


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Debenhams Plc (DEB) Chart for Sunday, June, 25, 2017

This page was last updated on 6/25/2017 by Staff