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About the company

British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a holding company. The Company is a multi-category consumer goods company that provides tobacco and nicotine products. Its Potentially Reduced-Risk Products (PRRP) include vapour, tobacco heating products (THP), modern oral products including tobacco-free nicotine pouches, as well as traditional oral products such as snus and moist snuff. Its THP includes glo, neo sticks and its hybrid products; vapour products include vype, vuse, ten motives and ViP, and modern oral includes white modern oral brands of EPOK, Lyft and Velo. The Company’s segments include United States of America, Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and North Africa, and Asia-Pacific and Middle East. The Company’s international and local cigarette brands include Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555 and Shuang Xi.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)25.68bn
  • Net income in GBP6.08bn
  • Incorporated1997
  • Employees55.33k
  • Location
    British American Tobacco PLCGlobe House, 4 Temple PlaceLONDON WC2R 2PGUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 207 845 2000
  • Fax+44 207 240 0555
  • Websitehttp://www.bat.com/
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Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Imperial Brands PLC32.79bn2.83bn14.66bn32.50k5.182.743.940.44712.992.9934.615.661.076.7812.17--9.475.3215.708.5718.3819.648.875.350.4046--0.62998.650.70333.4889.5735.044.05-2.17
ITC Ltd5.85bn1.43bn27.56bn26.02k19.324.5317.064.7111.6011.6047.6349.420.79262.4224.0722,529,110.0019.6318.8923.2921.9554.2153.9824.7724.062.20625.340.004472.753.43-0.7021-7.867.09-4.7919.95
Japan Tobacco Inc14.99bn2.59bn30.09bn58.30k10.321.457.882.01220.34220.341,276.891,572.280.41691.644.9338,877,
British American Tobacco plc25.68bn6.08bn58.31bn55.33k9.590.9278.112.272.652.7011.1827.410.17730.64596.10464,132.704.319.284.9510.7683.4080.0724.3146.690.43138.610.41642.48-0.390314.4910.787.874.676.44
Altria Group Inc19.53bn2.09bn60.22bn7.10k29.29--26.343.081.491.4814.07-0.68910.60468.13278.743,670,704.006.4913.518.0317.3853.3048.6610.7324.640.60241.791.0587.674.150.5591468.59-3.040.17419.86
Philip Morris International Inc.23.04bn6.72bn103.48bn71.00k15.43--13.184.495.755.7519.71-6.770.76181.209.52433,028.2023.5019.5443.5636.9668.1464.7130.8527.480.541120.401.4291.77-3.731.3812.113.25-8.913.22
Data as of Nov 29 2021. Currency figures normalised to British American Tobacco PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

24.55%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 01 Nov 2021104.07m4.54%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 01 Nov 202178.94m3.44%
Allan Gray (Pty) Ltd.as of 27 May 202168.68m2.99%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Nov 202168.47m2.98%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 01 Nov 202159.41m2.59%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 01 Nov 202147.79m2.08%
Cedar Rock Capital Ltd.as of 01 Nov 202137.27m1.62%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 01 Nov 202134.44m1.50%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 01 Nov 202132.66m1.42%
First Eagle Investment Management LLCas of 01 Nov 202131.61m1.38%
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Data from 30 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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