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Current Price 2876.50p Bid 2876.50p Ask 2878.00p Change 4.26%
Last Updated: 01/04/2020 16:03. 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 31/12/2019

Revenue
£25,877.00m
Operating Profit/Loss
£9,016.00m
Dividend yield (%)
6.50
Total dividend for year
203.0000p
Dividend cover
1.54
P/E Ratio
9.90

Key Personnel

Richard Burrows
Chairman
Jack Bowles
Chief Executive Officer
Tadeu Marroco
Finance Director

Stock Details

EPIC
BATS
ISIN
GB0002875804
Shares in Issue
2,293.89m
Market cap
£65,983.89m
Sector

Analyst Views (5)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
80.00%
Hold
 
20.00%
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 view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
2,876.50p
Bid Price
2,876.50p
Ask Price
2,878.00p
Volume
3,805,619
Change Today
117.50p
% Change Today
4.26%
Open
2,657.50p
Previous Close
2,759.00p
Intraday High
2,885.00p
Intraday Low
2,646.00p
52 Week High
3,507.00p
52 Week Low
2,382.00p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

British American Tobacco News

BAT hails breakthrough with potential Covid-19 vaccine 01 Apr 2020 | 09:40 Broker tips: ABF, Tobacco stocks 24 Mar 2020 | 22:23 Tobacco dividends safe, Citi says 24 Mar 2020 | 16:40 Tuesday broker round-up 03 Mar 2020 | 14:00 Monday broker round-up 02 Mar 2020 | 13:41 Thursday broker round-up 27 Feb 2020 | 13:02 BAT FY revenues rise on higher prices; strong cigarette sales 27 Feb 2020 | 09:07 Thursday broker round-up 23 Jan 2020 | 13:15 BAT welcomes FDA's new guidance on vaping products 03 Jan 2020 | 07:52 Double upgrade from BofA-ML sees British American Tobacco jump 16 Dec 2019 | 16:13 Tuesday broker round-up 10 Dec 2019 | 14:23 BAT sees profit, revenue growth in upper half of forecast ranges 27 Nov 2019 | 10:13 Thursday broker round-up 21 Nov 2019 | 13:41 Barclays stays 'overweight' on British American Tobacco after meeting with CFO 04 Nov 2019 | 15:01 Credit Suisse upgrades UK stocks as no-deal Brexit risk recedes 13 Sep 2019 | 11:16 BAT to axe 2,300 senior jobs; focus on new products 12 Sep 2019 | 07:30 British American Tobacco reassures over vaping products 09 Sep 2019 | 15:06 Wednesday broker round-up 28 Aug 2019 | 12:59 Imperial Brands, BAT hit by potential Altria tie-up with Philip Morris 28 Aug 2019 | 08:49 Imperial Brands, BAT hit by potential Altria tie-up with Philip Morris 28 Aug 2019 | 08:46 BAT sales boosted by new products 01 Aug 2019 | 09:02 Morgan Stanley sounds note of caution over tobacco in otherwise upbeat HPC review 15 Jul 2019 | 14:15 Tuesday broker round-up 18 Jun 2019 | 14:45 Morgan Stanley turns 'incrementally more bearish' on British American Tobacco 17 Jun 2019 | 17:07 Thursday broker round-up 13 Jun 2019 | 16:20

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
25,877.00
24,492.00
Operating Profit/Loss
9,016.00
9,313.00
Net Interest
-1,602.00
-1,381.00
Pre-Tax Profit
7,912.00
8,351.00
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
5,849.00
6,210.00
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
5,849.00
6,210.00
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
5,704.00
6,032.00
Minority Interests
145.00
178.00
Total Dividend Paid
203.0000p
195.2000p
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
Basic
249.70p
264.00p
Diluted
249.00p
263.20p
Adjusted
324.80p
297.60p
Dividend per Share
203.0000p
195.2000p

Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
5,518.00
5,166.00
Intangible Assets
118,787.00
124,013.00
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
1,872.00
1,776.00
Other Financial Assets
452.00
556.00
Other Non-Current Assets
1,102.00
2,176.00
Current Assets
Inventories
6,094.00
6,029.00
Trade & Other Receivables
4,215.00
3,662.00
Cash at Bank & In Hand
2,526.00
2,602.00
Current Asset Investments
123.00
178.00
Other Current Assets
316.00
184.00
Other Assets
n/a
n/a
Total Assets
141,005.00
146,342.00

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
7,562.00
4,225.00
Other Current Liabilities
11,261.00
12,104.00
Total Current Liabilities
18,823.00
16,329.00
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
37,804.00
43,284.00
Provisions
17,438.00
18,107.00
Other Non-Current Liabilities
2,780.00
2,934.00
Total Non-Current Liabilities
58,022.00
64,325.00
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
76,845.00
80,654.00

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
64,160.00
65,688.00

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
614.00
614.00
Share Premium Account
26,609.00
26,606.00
Other Reserves
-3,555.00
-333.00
Retained Earnings
40,234.00
38,557.00
Shareholders Funds
63,902.00
65,444.00
Minority Interests/Other Equity
258.00
244.00
Total Equity
64,160.00
65,688.00

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
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 2019
31 Dec 2018
Dividend growth
3.65%
4.00%
Dividend yield
6.50%
8.10%
Dividend cover
1.54
1.47
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