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August 04, 2015 6:36 PM ET


Company Overview of British American Tobacco p.l.c.

Company Overview

British American Tobacco p.l.c. manufactures and sells tobacco products. It provides cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, cigars, and snus, as well as other nicotine products, and electronic cigarettes. The company offers its products under the Dunhill, Kent, Rothmans, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, State Express 555, Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, and John Player Gold Leaf brands. It sells its products in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The company was formerly known as B.A.T Industries p.l.c. and changed its name to British American Tobacco p.l.c. in September 1998. British American Tobacco p.l.c. was foun...

Globe House

4 Temple Place

London,  WC2R 2PG

United Kingdom

Founded in 1902

57,478 Employees


44 20 7845 1000

Key Executives for British American Tobacco p.l.c.

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Age: 58
Total Annual Compensation: $2.8M
Chief Information Officer, Finance Director and Executive Director
Age: 56
Total Annual Compensation: $1.9M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. Key Developments

British American Tobacco plc Announces Unaudited Group Earnings Results for the First Half Ended June 30, 2015; Declares Interim Dividend for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 Payable on September 30, 2015

British American Tobacco plc announced unaudited group earnings results for the first half ended June 30, 2015. For the period, revenue was £6,398 million against £6,798 million a year ago. Profit from operations was £2,347 million against £2,458 million a year ago. Adjusted profit from operations was £2,507 million against £2,665 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was £3,497 million against £2,614 million a year ago. Profit for the period was attributable to Owners of the parent was £2,645 million against £1,747 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 142.1 pence against 93.1 pence a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were 100.2 pence against 101.8 pence a year ago. Net cash generated from operating activities was £1,355 million against £1,170 million a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was £154 million against £171 million a year ago. Purchases of intangibles were £52 million against £106 million a year ago. Net debt as at June 30, 2015 was £13,876 million against £10,961 million as at June 30, 2014. The Board has declared an interim dividend of 49.4 pence per ordinary share of 25 pence for the six months ended June 30, 2015. The interim dividend will be payable on September 30, 2015 to shareholders registered on either the UK main register or the South Africa branch register on August 21, 2015.

British American Tobacco p.l.c., H1 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 29, 2015

British American Tobacco p.l.c., H1 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 29, 2015

British American Tobacco to Close its Operations in Chile

British American Tobacco will close its operations in Chile because of changes to the country's tobacco law. The company announced that it will start by reducing 20% of its nearly 1,000 employees. It estimates about $400 million could be lost with the menthol ban and warning label changes.

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