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British American Tobacco

Current Price 2794.00p Bid 2793.50p Ask 2796.50p Change -2.24%
Last Updated: 10/04/2021 19:59. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

British American Tobacco was founded in 1902 as a joint venture between the UK's Imperial Tobacco Company and the American Tobacco Company. It is second only to Philip Morris in the World cigarette market, with more than 300 brands sold in around 180 markets.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2020

Revenue
£25,776.00m
Operating Profit/Loss
£9,962.00m
Dividend yield (%)
7.90
Total dividend for year
n/ap
Dividend cover
1.54
P/E Ratio
8.20

Key Personnel

Mr Richard Burrows
Chairman
Mr Jack Bowles
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Tadeu Marroco
Finance Director
Mr Darrell Thomas
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Karen Guerra
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr Marion Helmes
Non-Executive Director
Mr Dimitri Panayotopoulos
Non-Executive Director
Mr Luc Jobin
Non-Executive Director
Mr Savio Kwan
Non-Executive Director
Mrs Holly Keller Koeppel
Non-Executive Director
Ms Susan Jane Farr
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
BATSL
ISIN
GB0002875804
Shares in Issue
1,864.22m
Market cap
£52,086.43m

Analyst Views (2)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
100.00%
Hold
 
0%
Sell
 
0%
Strong Sell
 
0%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect the views held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
2,794.00p
Bid Price
2,793.50p
Ask Price
2,796.50p
Volume
637,110
Change Today
-64.00p
% Change Today
-2.24%
Open
2,831.50p
Previous Close
2,794.00p
Intraday High
2,836.50p
Intraday Low
2,779.50p
52 Week High
3,281.00p
52 Week Low
2,444.00p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

News

JP Morgan cuts BAT rating on next-generation weakness 09/04/2021 10:15:27 Jefferies upgrades BAT, downgrades Imperial Tobacco 26/03/2021 11:51:31 BAT to invest £126m in Organigram as it expands 'beyond nicotine' 11/03/2021 12:00:32 Wednesday preview: US data, British American Tobacco in focus 16/02/2021 15:48:44 Zafar Kahn steps up as British American Tobacco operations director 19/01/2021 08:48:09 SFO drops investigation into British American Tobacco 15/01/2021 07:42:29 Tuesday broker round-up 15/12/2020 13:40:23 British American Tobacco says Covid hit less pronounced than expected 09/12/2020 08:02:31 Wednesday preview: Brexit and British American Tobacco in the spotlight 08/12/2020 22:37:38 Sector movers: Aerospace finds a bid, analysts dividend on budget airlines and Rolls Royce 10/11/2020 18:39:58 BAT buys Dryft Sciences' nicotine pouch business 03/11/2020 07:53:22 British American Tobacco names Luc Jobin as next chairman 15/10/2020 08:17:55 RBC Capital Markets upgrades Imperial Brands, British American Tobacco 22/09/2020 09:51:56 Morgan Stanley says British American Tobacco's ability grow is underappreciated 02/09/2020 13:48:25 BAT replaces Oberlander as boss of Reynolds American 05/08/2020 07:53:24 BAT reports higher profits on demand for high-priced cigarettes, vapes 31/07/2020 07:28:07 Friday broker round-up 24/07/2020 13:59:11 Philip Morris sees earnings slide, beats forecasts 21/07/2020 12:23:51 Monday broker round-up 20/07/2020 13:32:55 BAT warns of lower sales from Covid-19 impact 08/06/2020 08:02:14 Thursday broker round-up 04/06/2020 14:03:02 BAT sticks to dividend policy and earnings target 30/04/2020 08:47:56

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
25,776.00
25,877.00
Operating Profit/Loss
9,962.00
9,016.00
Net Interest
-1,745.00
-1,602.00
Pre-Tax Profit
8,672.00
7,912.00
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
6,564.00
5,849.00
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
6,564.00
5,849.00
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
6,400.00
5,704.00
Minority Interests
164.00
145.00
Total Dividend Paid
n/ap
n/ap
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
Basic
280.00p
249.70p
Diluted
278.90p
249.00p
Adjusted
333.00p
324.80p
Dividend per Share
n/ap
n/ap

Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
5,060.00
5,518.00
Intangible Assets
115,343.00
118,787.00
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
1,818.00
1,872.00
Other Financial Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Assets
1,857.00
1,554.00
Current Assets
Inventories
5,998.00
6,094.00
Trade & Other Receivables
3,721.00
4,093.00
Cash at Bank & In Hand
3,139.00
2,526.00
Current Asset Investments
242.00
123.00
Other Current Assets
509.00
435.00
Other Assets
3.00
3.00
Total Assets
137,690.00
141,005.00

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
4,041.00
7,562.00
Other Current Liabilities
11,437.00
11,261.00
Total Current Liabilities
15,478.00
18,823.00
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
39,927.00
37,804.00
Provisions
16,701.00
17,438.00
Other Non-Current Liabilities
2,629.00
2,780.00
Total Non-Current Liabilities
59,257.00
58,022.00
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
74,735.00
76,845.00

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
62,955.00
64,160.00

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
614.00
614.00
Share Premium Account
26,618.00
26,609.00
Other Reserves
-6,600.00
-3,555.00
Retained Earnings
42,041.00
40,234.00
Shareholders Funds
62,673.00
63,902.00
Minority Interests/Other Equity
282.00
258.00
Total Equity
62,955.00
64,160.00

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Q4
23 Dec 2021
09 Feb 2022
53.90p
Q3
30 Sep 2021
11 Nov 2021
53.90p
Q2
08 Jul 2021
19 Aug 2021
53.90p
Q1
25 Mar 2021
12 May 2021
53.90p
Q4
17 Dec 2020
03 Feb 2021
52.60p
Q3
01 Oct 2020
12 Nov 2020
52.60p
Q2
09 Jul 2020
19 Aug 2020
52.60p
Q1
26 Mar 2020
13 May 2020
52.60p
Q4
24 Dec 2019
06 Feb 2020
50.75p
Q3
03 Oct 2019
14 Nov 2019
50.75p
Q2
27 Jun 2019
08 Aug 2019
50.75p
Q1
21 Mar 2019
08 May 2019
50.75p
Q4
27 Dec 2018
07 Feb 2019
48.80p
Q3
04 Oct 2018
15 Nov 2018
48.80p
Q2
28 Jun 2018
08 Aug 2018
48.80p
Q1
22 Mar 2018
09 May 2018
48.80p
2nd Interim
28 Dec 2017
08 Feb 2018
43.60p
Interim
17 Aug 2017
28 Sep 2017
56.50p
Final
16 Mar 2017
04 May 2017
118.10p
Interim
18 Aug 2016
28 Sep 2016
51.30p
Final
17 Mar 2016
05 May 2016
104.60p
Interim
20 Aug 2015
30 Sep 2015
49.40p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
Dividend growth
2.47%
3.65%
Dividend yield
7.90%
6.50%
Dividend cover
1.54
1.54


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