ABF Stock Overview
Associated British Foods plc operates as a diversified food, ingredients, and retail company worldwide.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£16.51|
|52 Week High||UK£23.89|
|52 Week Low||UK£14.63|
|1 Month Change||1.26%|
|3 Month Change||-12.56%|
|1 Year Change||-29.77%|
|3 Year Change||-33.37%|
|5 Year Change||-44.91%|
|Change since IPO||596.84%|
Recent News & Updates
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|ABF||GB Food||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: ABF underperformed the UK Food industry which returned -25.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ABF underperformed the UK Market which returned -3% over the past year.
|ABF Average Weekly Movement||5.2%|
|Food Industry Average Movement||5.2%|
|Market Average Movement||6.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||11.4%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||3.0%|
Stable Share Price: ABF is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ABF's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Associated British Foods plc operates as a diversified food, ingredients, and retail company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Grocery, Sugar, Agriculture, Ingredients, and Retail. The Grocery segment manufactures and sells grocery products, including hot beverages, sugar and sweeteners, vegetable oils, balsamic vinegars, bread and baked goods, cereals, ethnic foods, and meat products to retail, wholesale, and foodservice businesses.
Associated British Foods Fundamentals Summary
|ABF fundamental statistics|
Is ABF overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ABF income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£12.00b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 05, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Nov 08, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.00|
|Net Profit Margin||5.13%|
How did ABF perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.1%Current Dividend Yield
Does ABF pay a reliable dividends?See ABF dividend history and benchmarks
|Associated British Foods dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jun 09 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Jul 08 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||14 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||43 days|
Does ABF pay a reliable dividends?See ABF dividend history and benchmarks
Is Associated British Foods undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ABF (£16.51) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£47.16)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ABF is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ABF is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.5x) compared to the UK Food industry average (13.5x).
PE vs Market: ABF is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.5x) compared to the UK market (15.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ABF is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ABF is overvalued based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (1.3x) compared to the GB Food industry average (1.1x).
How is Associated British Foods forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ABF's forecast earnings growth (9.5% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: ABF's earnings (9.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (11.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ABF's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: ABF's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ABF's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ABF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.6%).
How has Associated British Foods performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ABF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ABF's current net profit margins (5.1%) are higher than last year (3.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ABF's earnings have declined by 20.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ABF's earnings growth over the past year (97%) exceeds its 5-year average (-20.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ABF earnings growth over the past year (97%) exceeded the Food industry 34.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ABF's Return on Equity (7.8%) is considered low.
How is Associated British Foods's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ABF's short term assets (£6.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (£3.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: ABF's short term assets (£6.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (£4.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ABF has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: ABF's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 11.2% to 7.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ABF's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (299.7%).
Interest Coverage: ABF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.1x coverage).
What is Associated British Foods's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ABF's dividend (2.08%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.8%).
High Dividend: ABF's dividend (2.08%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.82%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ABF's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ABF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (34.2%), ABF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (17.1%), ABF's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
George Weston (57 yo)
Mr. George Garfield Weston has been the Chief Executive Officer of Associated British Foods plc since April 1, 2005. Mr. Weston has been the Chief Executive officer of Weston Foods Ltd., a holding Company...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: George's total compensation ($USD4.26M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD5.10M).
Compensation vs Earnings: George's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: ABF's management team is seasoned and experienced (17.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ABF's board of directors are considered experienced (6.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: ABF insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Associated British Foods plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Associated British Foods plc
- Ticker: ABF
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1935
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Implied Market Cap: UK£13.044b
- Shares outstanding: 790.33m
- Website: https://www.abf.co.uk
Number of Employees
- Associated British Foods plc
- Weston Centre
- 10 Grosvenor Street
- Greater London
- W1K 4QY
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/25 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/25 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.