Whitbread plc Company Profile (LON:WTB)

About Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)

Whitbread plc logoWhitbread PLC is a hospitality company. The Company operates hotels, coffee shops and restaurants. The Company operates in two segments: Hotels & Restaurants, and Costa. The Hotels & Restaurants segment provides services in relation to accommodation and food. The Costa segment consists of operations of its branded, owned and franchised coffee outlets. Premier Inn is the Company's hotel business. The Company's restaurant brands include Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Whitbread Inns. The Company operates over 730 Premier Inn hotels and over 64,000 rooms across the United Kingdom. The Company operates over 2,000 coffee shops across the United Kingdom, over 1,200 coffee stores in approximately 30 international markets and over 5,200 Costa Express self-serve units. Its subsidiaries include Whitbread Group PLC, Premier Inn Hotels Limited, Costa Limited, Yueda Costa (Shanghai) Food & Beverage Management Company Limited, Coffeeheaven International Limited and Costa Express Limited.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Restaurants & Bars - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:WTB
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.whitbread.co.uk/
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £6.93 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 182,384,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 3,861.14
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 3,971
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 3,365 - GBX 4,333
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.46
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £3.11 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.23
  • Book Value: GBX 13.86 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.74
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 2.4%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £781.7 million
  • Net Margins: 13.88%
  • Return on Equity: 17.83%
  • Return on Assets: 9.29%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 515,633 shs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)

What is Whitbread plc's stock symbol?

Whitbread plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "WTB."

How often does Whitbread plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Whitbread plc?

Whitbread plc announced a dividend on Tuesday, April 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of GBX 65.90 per share on Friday, June 30th. This represents a yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 25th. This is an increase from Whitbread plc's previous dividend of $29.90. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Whitbread plc's Dividend History.

When will Whitbread plc make its next earnings announcement?

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

Where is Whitbread plc's stock going? Where will Whitbread plc's stock price be in 2017?

17 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Whitbread plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 3,600 to GBX 5,000. On average, they anticipate Whitbread plc's share price to reach GBX 4,211.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Whitbread plc.

Who are some of Whitbread plc's key competitors?

Who are Whitbread plc's key executives?

Whitbread plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Alison Brittain, Chief Executive
  • Nicholas Cadbury, Group Finance Director, Director
  • Dominic Paul, Managing Director - Costa
  • Louise Smalley, Group Human Resources Director, Executive Director
  • Richard A. Baker, Non-Executive Chairman
  • David J. Atkins, Non-Executive Director
  • Adam Crozier, Senior Independent Director
  • Deanna W. Oppenheimer, Non-Executive Director
  • Ian Cheshire, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

How do I buy Whitbread plc stock?

Shares of Whitbread 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 Whitbread plc's stock price today?

One share of Whitbread plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 3,801.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Whitbread plc (LON WTB)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  566 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  396 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  962
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Whitbread 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 Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.29)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 4,211.50

Analysts' Ratings History for Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/22/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeSellGBX 3,900View Rating Details
8/3/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 3,925View Rating Details
7/5/2017Liberum CapitalInitiated CoverageHoldGBX 4,150View Rating Details
7/3/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 4,700View Rating Details
7/3/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 4,870View Rating Details
6/28/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 4,000View Rating Details
6/26/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingBuyGBX 4,800View Rating Details
6/22/2017Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetReduceGBX 3,500 -> GBX 3,600View Rating Details
6/21/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
6/21/2017Panmure GordonReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
6/13/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 4,100View Rating Details
6/8/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/5/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyGBX 4,500View Rating Details
4/25/2017Beaufort SecuritiesInitiated CoverageSellGBX 3,600View Rating Details
4/19/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,000View Rating Details
1/26/2017Davy ResearchReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
10/26/2016Societe GeneraleLower Price TargetHoldGBX 4,220.30 -> GBX 4,100View Rating Details
5/18/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHoldGBX 3,600View Rating Details
4/27/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
3/15/2016NatixisReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 4,000View Rating Details
3/9/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperformGBX 5,400View Rating Details
3/7/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,190View Rating Details
1/11/2016Bank of America CorporationUpgradeBuyGBX 5,080View Rating Details
1/1/2016AlphaValueReiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,288View Rating Details
11/20/2015Oddo SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 5,200View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)
Earnings by Quarter for Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)
Earnings History by Quarter for Whitbread plc (LON WTB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/24/2017N/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $255.70 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for Whitbread plc (LON WTB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/25/2017GBX 65.901.65%5/25/20175/25/20176/30/2017
10/25/2016GBX 29.900.81%11/10/201611/10/201612/16/2016
4/26/2016GBX 61.851.56%5/26/20165/26/20167/1/2016
10/20/2015GBX 28.500.58%11/19/201511/19/201512/18/2015
4/28/2015GBX 56.951.07%5/28/20155/28/20157/3/2015
10/21/2014GBX 25.200.6%12/4/201412/4/20141/9/2015
4/29/2014GBX 471.15%5/28/20145/28/20147/4/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/15/2017Adam CrozierInsiderBuy1,000GBX 4,074£40,740
3/1/2017Louise SmalleyInsiderSell5,377GBX 3,814£205,078.78
2/1/2017David AtkinsInsiderBuy1,425GBX 3,943£56,187.75
8/8/2016Smalley,LouiseInsiderSell470GBX 3,962£18,621.40
7/1/2016Cadbury ,NicholasInsiderSell12,138GBX 3,501£424,951.38
5/26/2016Smalley,LouiseInsiderSell6,788GBX 4,279£290,458.52
3/3/2016Smalley,LouiseInsiderSell7,201GBX 3,908£281,415.08
12/24/2015Williams,StephenInsiderBuy70GBX 4,504£3,152.80
10/27/2015Rogers,Christopher C BInsiderSell24,000GBX 4,936£1,184,640
10/22/2015Rogers,Christopher C BInsiderSell25,751GBX 4,846£1,247,893.46
5/28/2015Nicholas CadburyInsiderSell7,782GBX 5,186.49£403,612.65
5/8/2015Paul FlaumInsiderSell15,857GBX 5,265£834,871.05
5/6/2015Andy HarrisonInsiderSell132,000GBX 5,227.76£6,900,643.20
4/28/2015Ian CheshireInsiderBuy1,863GBX 5,325£99,204.75
1/22/2015Richard BakerInsiderBuy2,743GBX 4,920£134,955.60
1/6/2015Nicholas CadburyInsiderBuy325GBX 4,658.13£15,138.92
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)
Latest Headlines for Whitbread plc (LON:WTB)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 4:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 4:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Earns "Outperform" Rating from Credit Suisse Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 4:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 9:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 2 at 9:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHSBC Holdings plc Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Whitbread plc (WTB)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 26 at 8:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 26 at 4:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJ P Morgan Chase & Co Reaffirms Neutral Rating for Whitbread plc (WTB)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 25 at 9:28 AM
rttnews.com logoWhitbread Q1 Sales Rise; Says Confident To Make Further Good Progress This Year
www.rttnews.com - June 22 at 2:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Whitbread investors can afford to sleep easy
finance.yahoo.com - June 22 at 2:47 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Price Target Raised to GBX 3,600
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 22 at 7:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Rating Reiterated by Numis Securities Ltd
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 13 at 9:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc's (WTB) "Equal weight" Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 10 at 2:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Receives "Buy" Rating from Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 8 at 9:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Rating Reiterated by Morgan Stanley
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 8 at 4:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 30 at 2:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Given "Buy" Rating at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 28 at 9:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) PT Raised to GBX 3,925 at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 27 at 2:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhitbread Plc : WTB-GB: Dividend Analysis : May 26th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 27 at 6:49 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Whitbread Plc : May 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 26 at 8:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhitbread Plc :WTB-GB: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 7:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhitbread Plc :WTB-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended February 28, 2017 : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 7:43 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJPMorgan Chase & Co. Reaffirms "Neutral" Rating for Whitbread plc (WTB)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 11:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Buying: Whitbread plc (WTB) Insider Buys 1,000 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 11:34 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhitbread, UK's biggest hospitality company, commits to renewable energy
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 3:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Receives "Equal weight" Rating from Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 7 at 8:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCanaccord Genuity Reaffirms Buy Rating for Whitbread plc (WTB)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 11:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 7:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoNumis Securities Ltd Reiterates  Hold Rating for Whitbread plc (WTB)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 11:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WTB.L earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-17 8:30am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 7:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) to Issue Dividend Increase - GBX 65.90 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 4:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Earns " Buy" Rating from Canaccord Genuity
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 12:13 PM
nasdaq.com logoUK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 25
www.nasdaq.com - April 25 at 8:33 AM
rttnews.com logoWhitbread FY17 Profit Rises On Higher Revenues; Lifts Dividend - Quick Facts
www.rttnews.com - April 25 at 8:33 AM
marketwatch.com logoWhitbread lifts dividend as full-year profit rises
www.marketwatch.com - April 25 at 8:33 AM
reuters.com logoBritain's Costa Coffee-owner Whitbread sees tougher times ahead
www.reuters.com - April 25 at 8:33 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Given "Hold" Rating at Panmure Gordon
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 7:07 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Given Outperform Rating at Credit Suisse Group AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 8:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc's (WTB) Buy Rating Reiterated at Berenberg Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 8:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 4:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Receives Underweight Rating from Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 11:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 7:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 7:33 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Upgraded by Credit Suisse Group AG to Outperform
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 10:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhitbread Plc : WTB-GB: Dividend Analysis : November 11th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : April 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 1:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Rating Reiterated by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 3 at 2:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Receives "Neutral" Rating from JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 1 at 12:25 PM
wsj.com logo[$$] Livingbridge Appoints Senior City Figures to Form Strategic Advisory Board
www.wsj.com - April 1 at 11:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWhitbread plc (WTB) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 14 at 11:30 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoWhy this stock may slump 13% within 2 years
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 8:30 AM

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