Whitbread PLC operates hotels and restaurants in the United Kingdom and internationally. More Details
High growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Whitbread's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WTB is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WTB's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WTB underperformed the UK Hospitality industry which returned 45.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WTB underperformed the UK Market which returned 25.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Whitbread's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Whitbread undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WTB (£32.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£15.64)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WTB is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WTB is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the GB Hospitality industry average.
PE vs Market: WTB is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WTB's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WTB is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the GB Hospitality industry average (2.5x).
How is Whitbread forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WTB is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: WTB is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: WTB's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WTB's revenue (23.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WTB's revenue (23.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WTB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.3%).
How has Whitbread performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WTB is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: WTB is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WTB is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 55.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WTB's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: WTB is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Hospitality industry (-80.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WTB has a negative Return on Equity (-23.64%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Whitbread's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WTB's short term assets (£1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (£775.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: WTB's short term assets (£1.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities (£4.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WTB's debt to equity ratio (34%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WTB's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 40.8% to 34% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WTB's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if WTB's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Whitbread current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WTB's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WTB's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WTB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WTB's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: WTB is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WTB's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Alison Brittain (56 yo)
Ms. Alison J. Brittain, CBE, has been Independent Non-Executive Director at Experian plc since September 1, 2020. Ms. Brittain has been Chief Executive Officer of Whitbread PLC since January 4, 2016. Ms. B...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Alison's total compensation ($USD3.66M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD2.22M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Alison's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WTB's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WTB's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WTB insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 49.9%.
Whitbread PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Whitbread PLC
- Ticker: WTB
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1742
- Industry: Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: UK£6.531b
- Shares outstanding: 200.96m
- Website: https://www.whitbread.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Whitbread PLC
- Whitbread Court
- Houghton Hall Business Park
- LU5 5XE
- United Kingdom
Whitbread PLC operates hotels and restaurants in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates approximately 820 hotels with 78,500 rooms under the Premier Inn and the hub by Premier Inn brand names;...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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