How to buy Mitchells & Butlers (MAB) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Mitchells & Butlers shares.

Mitchells & Butlers plc
+ p6.80 ( + 2.73%)

Mitchells & Butlers plc (MAB) is a leading restaurants business based in the UK. In the week up to 15 September Mitchells & Butlers shares plunged 8.26% to a closing position of 257.8p. However, over the last 12 months, Mitchells & Butlers's share price has risen by an impressive 94.45% from 140.6p. Mitchells & Butlers is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 42,551 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.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

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

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Mitchells & Butlers's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 256.2p, which is 38.63% down on its pre-crash value of 417.4999p and 177.57% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 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 £640.50.

Mitchells & Butlers share price (LSE:MAB)

Use our graph to track the performance of MAB stocks over time.

Mitchells & Butlers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close271.6p
Change %0.6627%
Information last updated 2021-09-18.
52-week range103.771p - 340p
50-day moving average280.7222p
200-day moving average298.0187p
Wall St. target price274.17p
Dividend yield5p (2%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-38.5p
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Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£273.40 total
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£273.40 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.79
£275.19 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£285.35 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£281.39 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£273.40 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£282.90 total
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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 273.4p

1 week (2021-09-13) 0.96%
1 month (2021-08-20) -4.07%
3 months (2021-06-18) -2.98%
6 months (2021-03-19) -13.48%
1 year (2020-09-18) 94.45%
2 years (2019-09-19) -26.31%
3 years (2018-09-19) 5.15%
5 years (2016-09-19) 2.70%

Is Mitchells & Butlers under- or over-valued?

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

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. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £54 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 that into context you can compare it against similar companies.


Revenue TTM £655 million
Gross profit TTM £89 million
Return on assets TTM -3.6%
Return on equity TTM -10.01%
Profit margin -25.95%
Book value 3.828p
Market capitalisation £1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Mitchells & Butlers share dividends


Dividend yield: 2% of stock value

Mitchells & Butlers has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.00% of its share value annually.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2017 (the "ex-dividend date").

Mitchells & Butlers's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mitchells & Butlers's shares have ranged in value from as little as 103.771p up to 340p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAB.LSE volatility(beta: 1.52)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 1.5245. 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.

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