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Mitchells & Butlers plc (MAB) is a leading restaurants business based in the UK. It opened the day at 173.4898p after a previous close of 174.2p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 161.8p to a high of 176.6p. The latest price was 170.8p (25 minute delay). Mitchells & Butlers is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 46,086 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Mitchells & Butlers

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: MAB in this case.
  5. Research Mitchells & Butlers shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Mitchells & Butlers shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Mitchells & Butlers's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Mitchells & Butlers's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 119p, which is 71.50% down on its pre-crash value of 417.5p and 28.93% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 92.3p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Mitchells & Butlers shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £323.50 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £297.50.

Mitchells & Butlers share price

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Mitchells & Butlers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-08-14.
Open173.4898p
High176.6p
Low161.8p
Close170.8p
Previous close174.2p
Change -3.4p
Change % -1.952%
Volume 573,330
Information last updated 2020-09-17.
52-week range92.3p - 469.5p
50-day moving average 163.6667p
200-day moving average 181.5866p
Wall St. target price274.17p
PE ratio 12.5976
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 33.3p
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£2.95
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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
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Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
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£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
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£100
0.75%
£0
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Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
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7 funds
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Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
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£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
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Is it a good time to buy Mitchells & Butlers stock?

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Mitchells & Butlers price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 170.8p

3 months (2020-06-22) -23.92%
6 months (2020-03-20) 40.92%

Is Mitchells & Butlers under- or over-valued?

Valuing Mitchells & Butlers stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mitchells & Butlers's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Mitchells & Butlers's P/E ratio

Mitchells & Butlers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Mitchells & Butlers shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

However, Mitchells & Butlers's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the restaurants industry or those of similar companies.

Mitchells & Butlers's PEG ratio

Mitchells & Butlers's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 12.1. 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 Mitchells & Butlers's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Mitchells & Butlers's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Mitchells & Butlers's EBITDA

Mitchells & Butlers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £371 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Mitchells & Butlers's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put Mitchells & Butlers's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Mitchells & Butlers financials

Revenue TTM £2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.34%
Gross profit TTM £436 million
Return on assets TTM 3.28%
Return on equity TTM -1.51%
Profit margin -1.2%
Book value 3.477p
Market capitalisation £606.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Mitchells & Butlers share dividends

We're not expecting Mitchells & Butlers to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Have Mitchells & Butlers's shares ever split?

Mitchells & Butlers's shares were split on a 34:41 basis on 18 October 2006. So if you had owned 41 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 34 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Mitchells & Butlers shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20.6% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Mitchells & Butlers shares which in turn could have impacted Mitchells & Butlers's share price.

Mitchells & Butlers share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mitchells & Butlers's shares have ranged in value from as little as 92.3p up to 469.5p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAB.LSE volatility(beta: 1.45)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Mitchells & Butlers's is 1.4536. This would suggest that Mitchells & Butlers's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Mitchells & Butlers's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

Mitchells & Butlers overview

Mitchells & Butlers plc manages pubs, bars, and restaurants in the United Kingdom and Germany. It operates its pubs and restaurants under the Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One, Miller & Carter, Premium Country Pubs, Sizzling Pubs, Stonehouse, Vintage Inns, Browns, Castle, Nicholson's, O'Neill's, Innkeeper's Lodge, Alex, and Ember Inns brands and formats. The company is also involved in the leisure retailing; property leasing, management, and development; and financing activities, as well as operates as a healthcare trustee. In addition, it owns various trademarks. As of September 28, 2019, the company operated 1,748 pubs, bars, and restaurants. Mitchells & Butlers plc was founded in 1898 and is based in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

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