British American Tobacco p.l.c. provides tobacco and nicotine products to consumers worldwide. More Details
Undervalued established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has British American Tobacco's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BATS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BATS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BATS exceeded the UK Tobacco industry which returned -7.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BATS underperformed the UK Market which returned 26.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is British American Tobacco's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StWe Think British American Tobacco (LON:BATS) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt
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Is British American Tobacco undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BATS (£28.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£58.96)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BATS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BATS is good value based on its PE Ratio (10x) compared to the XE Tobacco industry average (10.5x).
PE vs Market: BATS is good value based on its PE Ratio (10x) compared to the UK market (25.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BATS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BATS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the XE Tobacco industry average (1.4x).
How is British American Tobacco forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BATS's forecast earnings growth (5.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: BATS's earnings (5.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (17.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BATS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BATS's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (5.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BATS's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BATS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.9%).
How has British American Tobacco performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BATS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BATS's current net profit margins (24.8%) are higher than last year (22.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BATS's earnings have declined by 1.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BATS's earnings growth over the past year (12.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-1.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BATS earnings growth over the past year (12.1%) exceeded the Tobacco industry 2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BATS's Return on Equity (10.4%) is considered low.
How is British American Tobacco's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BATS's short term assets (£13.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities (£15.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: BATS's short term assets (£13.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities (£59.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BATS's debt to equity ratio (69.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: BATS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 339.9% to 69.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BATS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22.5%).
Interest Coverage: BATS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6x coverage).
What is British American Tobacco current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BATS's dividend (7.69%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.36%).
High Dividend: BATS's dividend (7.69%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.06%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BATS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BATS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (75.2%), BATS's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: BATS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (64.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jack Marie Henry Bowles (56 yo)
Mr. Jack Marie Henry David Bowles has been Chief Operating Officer for International Business (Excluding US) at British American Tobacco Plc since October 1, 2017 and has been its Member of the Management ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jack Marie Henry's total compensation ($USD7.03M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.60M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jack Marie Henry's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: BATS's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: BATS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: BATS 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.
British American Tobacco p.l.c.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: British American Tobacco p.l.c.
- Ticker: BATS
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1902
- Industry: Tobacco
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: UK£64.148b
- Shares outstanding: 2.29b
- Website: https://www.bat.com
Number of Employees
- British American Tobacco p.l.c.
- Globe House
- 4 Temple Place
- Greater London
- WC2R 2PG
- United Kingdom
British American Tobacco p.l.c. provides tobacco and nicotine products to consumers worldwide. It offers vapour products, tobacco heating products, and modern oral products; combustible products; and tradi...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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