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About the company

British American Tobacco p.l.c is a consumer-centric, multi-category consumer goods company. The Company provides tobacco and nicotine products. Its segments include the United States of America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East, Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Europe. It manages a globally integrated supply chain, and its products are distributed to retail outlets. Its product categories include vapor products, modern oral products, and tobacco heating products. Its vapor products are handheld, battery-powered devices that heat a liquid (called an e-liquid) to produce an inhalable aerosol, known as vapor. The Company’s modern oral products are its smoke-free oral nicotine products called nicotine pouches, designed for use in the mouth. Its traditional oral products include snus and snuff. Its products are sold in the United States, including Vuse, Velo, Grizzly, Kodiak, and Camel Snus. Its brands include Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, and Shuang Xi.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)27.66bn
  • Net income in GBP6.67bn
  • Incorporated1997
  • Employees50.40k
  • Location
    British American Tobacco PLCGlobe House, 4 Temple PlaceLONDON WC2R 2PGUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 207 845 2000
  • Fax+44 207 240 0555
  • Websitehttps://www.bat.com/
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
BATS:LSE since
ElfbarRumoured21 Mar 202321 Mar 2023Rumoured-11.40%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of May 30 2023 13:27 BST.

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 PLC32.60bn1.67bn15.92bn25.70k9.853.166.590.48831.761.7634.345.501.145.5413.161,268,483.006.275.5310.739.0119.5919.115.515.410.305110.660.630293.09-0.73191.48-44.602.191.82-3.73
Japan Tobacco Inc15.80bn2.67bn35.54bn52.64k11.811.569.342.25260.97260.971,544.611,976.030.45341.745.9752,082,160.007.696.5810.189.0559.0757.9616.9516.091.2615.240.213876.5514.324.4330.792.44-6.646.07
ITC Ltd7.50bn1.88bn54.69bn23.83k29.058.0726.227.2915.4615.4661.6555.640.9383.0628.25--23.8820.1928.5423.7154.8055.2825.4525.592.03--0.004484.2917.359.9225.9111.23-0.957719.88
British American Tobacco plc27.66bn6.67bn59.71bn50.40k9.070.79217.632.162.942.9412.2033.710.19010.83186.65548,743.004.714.515.325.1283.5382.6024.7624.740.54559.280.36375.727.677.170.3462-24.90-7.6816.82
Altria Group Inc20.18bn4.52bn64.46bn6.30k14.33--13.693.203.113.1113.87-2.170.64688.7027.823,956,032.0014.518.0519.6410.5656.9552.3622.4414.610.64512.541.18167.76-3.53-0.3782133.40-3.410.59598.13
Philip Morris International Inc.25.93bn7.03bn114.14bn79.80k16.23--13.884.405.605.6020.64-5.750.61731.198.79401,441.1017.1919.6131.5137.7863.9565.5627.8428.660.385418.271.1890.011.142.01-0.64963.44-7.003.68
Data as of May 30 2023. Currency figures normalised to British American Tobacco PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

27.36%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 10 May 2023119.69m5.35%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 03 Apr 2023100.75m4.51%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 202284.80m3.79%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 03 Apr 202378.06m3.49%
Allan Gray (Pty) Ltd.as of 27 May 202168.68m3.07%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 31 Dec 202137.66m1.68%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 03 Apr 202336.68m1.64%
First Eagle Investment Management LLCas of 03 Apr 202332.35m1.45%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 03 Apr 202331.85m1.43%
American Century Investment Management, Inc.as of 03 Apr 202321.17m0.95%
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Data from 31 Dec 2022 - 31 Mar 2023Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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