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British American Tobacco (BTI) Competitors

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Should you be buying British American Tobacco stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of British American Tobacco include Altria Group (MO), Philip Morris International (PM), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), Diageo (DEO), Monster Beverage (MNST), Estée Lauder Companies (EL), Constellation Brands (STZ), Mondelez International (MDLZ), Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), and Kimberly-Clark (KMB). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

British American Tobacco vs.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) and British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, media sentiment, valuation and community ranking.

Altria Group presently has a consensus price target of $46.90, indicating a potential upside of 3.10%. Given British American Tobacco's higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Altria Group is more favorable than British American Tobacco.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Altria Group
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
British American Tobacco
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Altria Group received 533 more outperform votes than British American Tobacco when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 69.26% of users gave Altria Group an outperform vote while only 64.60% of users gave British American Tobacco an outperform vote.

Altria GroupOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
British American TobaccoOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Altria Group pays an annual dividend of $3.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. British American Tobacco pays an annual dividend of $2.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.5%. Altria Group pays out 82.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Altria Group has increased its dividend for 55 consecutive years and British American Tobacco has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Altria Group has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, British American Tobacco has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Altria Group has a net margin of 34.81% compared to Altria Group's net margin of 0.00%. Altria Group's return on equity of 0.00% beat British American Tobacco's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Altria Group34.81% -222.80% 23.51%
British American Tobacco N/A N/A N/A

57.4% of Altria Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.4% of British American Tobacco shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Altria Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of British American Tobacco shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Altria Group had 15 more articles in the media than British American Tobacco. MarketBeat recorded 22 mentions for Altria Group and 7 mentions for British American Tobacco. British American Tobacco's average media sentiment score of 0.85 beat Altria Group's score of 0.82 indicating that Altria Group is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Altria Group
13 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
British American Tobacco
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Altria Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than British American Tobacco.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Altria Group$24.48B3.19$8.13B$4.789.52
British American Tobacco$33.94B2.01-$17.87BN/AN/A


Altria Group beats British American Tobacco on 13 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding BTI and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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BTI vs. The Competition

MetricBritish American TobaccoCigarettes IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$68.35B$29.37B$14.29B$17.71B
Dividend Yield9.47%5.37%2.76%3.53%
P/E RatioN/A9.1516.3122.04
Price / Sales2.013.78111.0210.23
Price / Cash1.6315.0719.5419.29
Price / Book1.143.986.154.68
Net Income-$17.87B-$122.03M$547.09M$972.63M
7 Day Performance-2.34%-1.42%3.08%0.22%
1 Month Performance4.68%5.09%6.56%6.45%
1 Year Performance-6.07%-20.51%1.72%25.50%

British American Tobacco Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Altria Group
3.5733 of 5 stars
Philip Morris International
3.417 of 5 stars
4.5907 of 5 stars
0.7422 of 5 stars
-21.4%$78.32B$21.43B17.8930,419Positive News
Monster Beverage
3.9952 of 5 stars
-8.5%$55.82B$7.14B33.706,003Positive News
Estée Lauder Companies
4.8493 of 5 stars
-35.2%$47.05B$15.91B73.7262,000Analyst Revision
Constellation Brands
4.5909 of 5 stars
+6.7%$45.86B$10.71B26.7210,600Positive News
Mondelez International
3.8459 of 5 stars
-9.1%$94.26B$36.02B22.3191,000Dividend Announcement
Keurig Dr Pepper
3.6454 of 5 stars
+8.9%$45.66B$14.81B21.7321,700Insider Selling
Positive News
4.0093 of 5 stars

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This page (NYSE:BTI) was last updated on 5/27/2024 by Staff

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