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British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE: BTI), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 111973.16. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for British American Tobacco p.l.c. is 120.12 (with a change from open of 1.10%), this in conjunction with a target price of 2. Volume today has so far reached 181172, with an average volume of about 213.48. The GAP for this stock, is -0.15%.

The P/E ratio is 20.36, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.58. The current EPS for British American Tobacco p.l.c., is 5.84, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 38.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 11.65%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for British American Tobacco p.l.c., EPS is looking like it will grow 3.09% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.00%. Quarter over quarter is 54.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -2.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 4.60% and institutional ownership is 3.00%. Shares outstanding is 941.03, while shares float is at a value of 889.21. Float short for British American Tobacco p.l.c. is 0.04% and the short ratio is 1.65.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.44, while the total debt/equity comes to 3.31. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 76.10% and their operating margin is 33.10%. The profit margin is 32.30%.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. has seen returns on assets of 14.10%, and on investment, 14.70%. Return on equity is 76.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.85. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.64, with Price/book ratio coming to 14.34 and Price/cash is 45.69, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 87.29.

The simple moving averages are -4.43% and 1.97% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.88% and the 52 week low is 24.73%.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a dividend yield of 3.66%, with a current price of 120.12. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 67.10%. This is in an industry, Cigarettes, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. British American Tobacco p.l.c. is based in United Kingdom.

Performance in the Cigarettes industry means that British American Tobacco p.l.c. has seen performance for the past week of -4.60%, with performance for the month coming to -4.18%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.77%, and for the half year the performance is 7.49%. Volatility for this week is 0.91% and for the month this is 0.97%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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