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
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:DEB
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: N/A
  • Market Cap: £585.94 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,227,099,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 42.11
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 47.47
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 39.75 - GBX 59.35
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 7.23
  • P/E Growth: -1.12
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £2.37 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.25
  • Book Value: GBX 0.78 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.61
  • Dividend Yield: 8.5%
  • EBIDTA: £217.6 million
  • Net Margins: 5.30%
  • Return on Equity: 15.60%
  • Return on Assets: 6.55%
  • Average Volume: 1.93 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 declared a dividend on Thursday, April 20th. Investors 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 viewed at this link. View Debenhams Plc's Dividend History.

When will Debenhams Plc make its next earnings announcement?

Debenhams Plc is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Debenhams Plc.

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

15 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Debenhams Plc's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 38 to GBX 70. On average, they expect Debenhams Plc's share price to reach GBX 48.21 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 47.75.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Debenhams Plc (LON DEB)
Community Ranking:  1.3 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  306 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  914 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,220
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 48.21

Analysts' Ratings History for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/19/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingHoldGBX 55View Rating Details
9/8/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldGBX 45View Rating Details
7/21/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingReduceGBX 38View Rating Details
7/5/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellGBX 44View Rating Details
6/30/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetUnderweightGBX 46 -> GBX 38View Rating Details
6/29/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 45View Rating Details
6/28/2017Canaccord GenuityLower Price TargetHoldGBX 55 -> GBX 45View Rating Details
6/28/2017Jefferies Group LLCLower Price TargetHoldGBX 50 -> GBX 47View Rating Details
6/28/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 45View Rating Details
6/27/2017InvestecLower Price TargetSellGBX 46 -> GBX 39View Rating Details
6/27/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 58View Rating Details
4/20/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated Ratingsector performGBX 60View Rating Details
3/9/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 46View Rating Details
1/12/2017Haitong BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 70View Rating Details
10/28/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldView 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 9/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
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Earnings Estimates for Debenhams Plc (LON:DEB)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.28 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) Earns "Hold" Rating from Peel Hunt - September 24 at 4:38 PM logoAnalyst Bets There's a 75% Chance Finish Line Will Sell Out to U.K. - September 14 at 5:13 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - September 12 at 2:44 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Receives "Hold" Rating from Deutsche Bank AG - September 9 at 1:46 PM logoDebenhams Trading Director Leaves As Executive Committee Restructures - September 7 at 10:56 PM logoAshley Orders New Round of Deals as Sports Direct Investors Fret - September 5 at 3:39 AM logoDebenhams - The Ideal Brexit Short? - Seeking Alpha - September 3 at 10:21 PM logoThe Story Behind Sports Direct Founder Mike Ashley - August 23 at 7:52 AM logoTOP NEWS: Sports Direct Increases Stake In Debenhams To Over 21% (ALLISS) - August 22 at 6:23 PM logo[$$] Drugmaker Hikma falls to three-year low amid broader sell-off - August 18 at 5:48 PM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 18 at 2:40 AM logoEXTRA: Next Shares Jump As Full Price Sales Beat Expectations - August 4 at 2:55 AM logoDebenhams Plc (LON:DEB) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 24 at 11:58 AM logoPRESS: Sports Direct International Buys 25% Stake In Game Digital - July 14 at 5:08 AM logoPRESS DIGEST- British Business - July 13 - Reuters - July 13 at 7:04 PM logoThere's Method in Mike's Madness - Bloomberg - July 13 at 7:04 PM logoeve Sleep Revenue Doubles As It Extends Partnership With Next - July 12 at 11:32 PM logoDeutsche Bank AG Trims Debenhams Plc (DEB) Target Price to GBX 45 - July 3 at 11:22 PM logoDebenhams Plc's (LON:DEB) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Numis Securities Ltd - July 2 at 9:58 PM logoDebenhams Plc (LON:DEB) Price Target Cut to GBX 45 - July 2 at 6:20 PM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) PT Lowered to GBX 47 at Jefferies Group LLC - July 2 at 6:20 PM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Receives "Neutral" Rating from Citigroup Inc. - July 2 at 10:52 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) PT Lowered to GBX 44 at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) - July 2 at 7:46 AM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) PT Lowered to GBX 38 at J P Morgan Chase & Co - July 1 at 9:56 PM logoDebenhams Plc's (LON:DEB) Reduce Rating Reiterated at HSBC Holdings plc - July 1 at 9:26 PM logoTrading Update - Regulatory News, RNS - London South East - London South East (registration) (blog) - June 27 at 9:59 PM logoUK Grocers Back in Growth as Brits Pay More for Their Shopping - Bloomberg - June 27 at 9:59 PM logoUK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 27 - Reuters - June 27 at 9:59 PM logoDebenhams Plc (DEB) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - June 27 at 11:30 AM logoInvestec Cuts Debenhams Plc (DEB) Price Target to GBX 39 - June 27 at 11:04 AM logoDebenhams 15-Week LFL Sales Edge Down; Now Sees FY17 Profit Within Market Range - June 27 at 3:37 AM logoU.K. Retailers Feel Pinch as Debenhams and Carpetright Struggle - June 27 at 3:37 AM 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


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