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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: British American Tobacco p.l.c., BTI

British American Tobacco p.l.c., BTI is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Cigarettes in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in United Kingdom, British American Tobacco p.l.c., BTI  has a market cap of 118358.76. Since its IPO date on the 4/14/1980, British American Tobacco p.l.c., BTI performance year to date is 17.18%. Today British American Tobacco p.l.c., BTI has gained 0.91%, with a current price of 124.88.

Ownership of the company is 4.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 67.10%. Return of assets are at 14.10%, with return on investment at 14.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, British American Tobacco p.l.c., BTI is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.44. While Total debt/equity is 3.31. With a profit margin of 32.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 76.10%, and operating margin of 33.10%. British American Tobacco p.l.c. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year British American Tobacco p.l.c., BTI has seen a EPS growth of 38.20%. A performance for the year of 17.50%. The 52-week high is -4.07%, and the 52-week low is 29.67%. The average volume for British American Tobacco p.l.c., BTI is 192900.

With a target price of 146.7, can British American Tobacco p.l.c., BTI reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of British American Tobacco p.l.c., BTI. British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a P/E of 20.37 and a forward P/E of 18.45. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.85. British American Tobacco p.l.c. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.69 and 14.34 respectively. For P/cash, British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a value of 46.02, while it is 87.92 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 124.88, British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a dividend yield of 3.51%. We see a return on equity of 76.70%.

Looking more long-term British American Tobacco p.l.c., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.09% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 38.20% for this year and for the last five years a 9.80% growth has been seen.

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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