Associated British Foods PLC Fundamentals Datasheet and Stock Analysis


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Associated British Foods plc is an international food, ingredients and retail company. The Company's segments include grocery, sugar, agriculture, ingredients and retail. Its geographical segments include the United Kingdom, Europe and Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific. The grocery segment manufactures grocery products, including hot beverages, sugar and sweeteners, vegetable oils, bread and baked goods, cereals, ethnic foods, herbs and spices, and meat products, which are sold to retail, wholesale and foodservice businesses. The sugar segment is engaged in growing and processing of sugar beet and sugar cane for sale to industrial users. The agriculture segment manufactures animal feeds and the provision of other products and services for the agriculture sector. The ingredients segment manufactures bakers yeast, bakery ingredients and enzymes, among others. The retail segment buys and merchandises value clothing and accessories through the Primark and Penneys retail chains.

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  • Industry:
     Consumer Goods
  • Sector:
     Food & Beverage
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  • Main Indices:
     FTSE 100, FTSE Eurotop 300, FTSE-350, FTSE All-Share, FTSE All-Share
  • Country of register:
     Great Britain
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Operation Breakdown
Geographical - by origin (turnover)
Product (turnover)


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Company Information

CEO: George G Weston  Finance Director: John Bason  Chairman: Michael McLintock  Non-Executive Director: Emma Adamo  Independent Non-Executive Director: Wolfhart Hauser, Richard Reid, Ruth Cairnie Graham Allan  

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  • Address:
     Weston Centre, 10 Grosvenor Street, London, United Kingdom
  • Phone:
     +44 (0) 20 7399 6500
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Composite Ranking: 71
Historic EPS Ranking: 46
Forecast EPS Ranking: 12
Price Relative Strength: 
Industry Strength: E
SMR Ranking: B
ROCE Ranking: D
Accumulation/Dist: C
Mkt Accumulation/Dist: C
Unbroken Annual EPS: C
Unbroken Interim EPS: D
PEG Current Ranking: H
PEG Forecast Ranking: H
PE Current Ranking: D
PE Forecast Ranking: D
Margin Current Ranking: C
Margin Forecast Ranking: C
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Operating Profit/(loss)£m1,075.001,067.00889.001,046.001,273.001,290.001,225.00£m0.000.00
Profit Before Tax£m868.001,020.00707.001,042.001,576.001,279.001,173.00£m802.571,279.16
Profit After Tax£m628.00783.00516.00821.001,211.001,022.00896.00£m0.000.00
Profit After Tax (from discontinued operations)£m0.£m0.000.00
Overall Profit for the Period£m628.00783.00516.00821.001,211.001,022.00896.00£m0.000.00
EPS Growth%5.2630.41(30.78)54.7946.62(15.90)(12.86)%(44.00)60.00
Earnings Per Sharep74.0096.5066.80103.40151.60127.50111.10p76.75122.79
Op. Cash Flow P/Sp161.52182.15148.73165.61207.720.000.00£0.000.00
Cash Flow P/S Grth%2.7712.77(18.35)11.3525.43(100.00)0.00%0.000.00
Net Cash Flow P/Sp45.8265.7088.8670.16196.20172.410.00£0.000.00
Capital Exp P/S££0.000.00
Tax Rate%28.0723.5428.9822.4424.1220.980.00%0.000.00
P/E Ratiox24.4027.2046.2026.2020.8017.5021.10x24.7015.60
P/E Growth££(0.60)0.30
Turnover Per Share£1,685.441,638.351,620.251,693.931,943.921,971.390.00£0.000.00
Pre-Tax Profit / Share£109.87129.1189.49131.73199.49161.900.00£0.000.00
Operating Margin%
Mkt Cap£m14,285.3020,669.5124,431.0721,462.2925,001.0717,701.8418,548.93£m0.000.00
Dividend Per Sharep32.0034.0035.0036.7541.0045.0046.35p13.2943.12
DPS Growth%
Dividend Yield%1.801.301.101.401.302.002.00%0.702.20
Dividend Coverx3.073.062.912.893.103.002.97x0.000.00
Shareholder Funds£m6,155.006,437.006,321.007,054.008,339.009,211.009,452.00£m0.000.00
Net Borrowings£m8,041.004,461.001,941.004,051.00(6,731.00)(5,841.00)(14,951.00)£m0.000.00
Net Assets£m6,519.006,753.006,511.007,122.008,412.009,296.009,550.00£m0.000.00
Net Assets P/S£625.06669.11651.14729.96885.82970.130.00£0.000.00
Latest Forecast
Div Yield2.5%0.7%
Div Cover3.0%5.8%
Op Margin7.7%5.6%
Director Deals
Traded Action Notifier Price Amount Value
28-Feb-20BuyGraham Allan2,271.00p2,000,345,420
28-Feb-20BuyGraham Allan2,287.00p1,000,322,870
10-Jan-20Buy DividendsJohn Bason2,649.83p2,248,359,568.18
26-Nov-19SellGeorge G Weston2,536.21p31,623£,802,025.71
26-Nov-19SellJohn Bason2,536.21p20,827£,528,216.47
11-Sep-19BuyRuth Cairnie2,236.00p1,113,324,886.68
11-Sep-19BuyRuth Cairnie2,231.00p1,110,324,764.10
11-Jul-19Buy DividendsJohn Bason2,454.20p736,318,062.91
11-Jul-19Buy DividendsJohn Bason2,243.00p417,639,353.31
01-Mar-19BuyGraham Allan2,250.00p3,000,367,500
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792m    Major: 59%    Director: 1%
Notifier Holding Value
George G Weston3,471,543?,806,960.34
John Bason546,752 ,049,301.76
Emma Adamo504,465 ,272,066.70
Michael McLintock15,000ē,700
Ruth Cairnie5,216_,870.08
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Gearing & Cover
News Title Date Time Source
Publication of Articles of Association27-Apr-2011:28RNS
Interim Results Announcement21-Apr-2007:00RNS
Covid Corporate Financing Facility17-Apr-2007:00RNS
Covid-19 Update - Executive Director Remuneration03-Apr-2007:00RNS
Covid-19 Update23-Mar-2007:00RNS
First Half Trading and COVID-19 Update16-Mar-2007:00RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding28-Feb-2016:20RNS
Pre Close Period Trading Update24-Feb-2007:00RNS
Price Monitoring Extension30-Jan-2012:02RNS
Trading Update16-Jan-2007:00RNS
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Broker Opinion
Date Broker Name Rec Price Old Price Target New Price Target Broker Change
07-Sep-20Shore CapitalBuy2038.00p0.00p0.00pReiteration
12-May-20Morgan StanleyOverweight1789.50p3200.00p2800.00pReiteration
24-Apr-20JP Morgan CazenoveOverweight1858.00p0.00p2740.00pReiteration
06-Mar-20RBC Capital MarketsSector perform2057.00p0.00p2700.00pReiteration
13-Jan-20Credit SuisseOutperform2570.00p2650.00p2800.00pReiteration
06-Nov-19Liberum CapitalBuy2422.00p0.00p3070.00pReiteration
18-Oct-19Berenberg BankBuy2222.00p2800.00p2700.00pReiteration
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