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How to buy British American Tobacco p-l-c (BTI) shares

Learn how to easily invest in British American Tobacco p-l-c shares.

British American Tobacco p-l-c is a tobacco business based in the US. British American Tobacco p-l-c stocks (BTI.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $38.08 – an increase of 0.56% over the previous week. British American Tobacco p-l-c employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $25.7 billion.

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British American Tobacco p-l-c stock price (NYSE:BTI)

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British American Tobacco p-l-c shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$43.11
52-week range$32.34 - $43.90
50-day moving average $37.05
200-day moving average $37.58
Wall St. target price$51.50
PE ratio 9.8539
Dividend yield $2.117 (7.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.64

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Is it a good time to buy British American Tobacco p-l-c stock?

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British American Tobacco p-l-c price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $43.11 from 2022-01-25

1 week (2022-01-19) 0.56%
1 month (2021-12-23) 16.29%
3 months (2021-10-26) 20.05%
6 months (2021-07-26) 12.24%
1 year (2021-01-26) 13.45%
2 years (2020-01-24) -3.23%
3 years (2019-01-25) 37.25%
5 years (2017-01-26) 123.77

Is British American Tobacco p-l-c under- or over-valued?

Valuing British American Tobacco p-l-c stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of British American Tobacco p-l-c's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

British American Tobacco p-l-c's P/E ratio

British American Tobacco p-l-c's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, British American Tobacco p-l-c shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

British American Tobacco p-l-c's PEG ratio

British American Tobacco p-l-c's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.8647. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into British American Tobacco p-l-c's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

British American Tobacco p-l-c's EBITDA

British American Tobacco p-l-c's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $12.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a British American Tobacco p-l-c's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

British American Tobacco p-l-c financials

Revenue TTM $25.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 43.64%
Gross profit TTM $21.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.84%
Return on equity TTM 921.24%
Profit margin 24.12%
Book value $27.50
Market capitalisation $99 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

British American Tobacco p-l-c share dividends

2%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.53% of net profits

Recently British American Tobacco p-l-c has paid out, on average, around 1.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), British American Tobacco p-l-c shareholders could enjoy a 7.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In British American Tobacco p-l-c's case, that would currently equate to about $2.117 per share.

While British American Tobacco p-l-c's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that British American Tobacco p-l-c is investing more in its future growth.

British American Tobacco p-l-c's most recent dividend payout was on 13 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have British American Tobacco p-l-c's shares ever split?

British American Tobacco p-l-c's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 February 2017. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your British American Tobacco p-l-c shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for British American Tobacco p-l-c shares which in turn could have impacted British American Tobacco p-l-c's share price.

British American Tobacco p-l-c share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, British American Tobacco p-l-c's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.3353 up to $43.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BTI.US volatility(beta: 0.69)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while British American Tobacco p-l-c's is 0.6917. This would suggest that British American Tobacco p-l-c's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

British American Tobacco p-l-c overview

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 traditional oral products, such as Swedish-style snus and American moist snuff. The company distributes its products to retail outlets. British American Tobacco p.

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