The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of British American Tobacco Industries P.l.c. ADR. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which is -15.70%. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of British American Tobacco Industries P.l.c. ADR is adding value for shareholders.



British American Tobacco Industries P.l.c. ADR is part of the tobacco products industry and trades as part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Nicandro Durante. British American Tobacco manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products under the brands Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans. It also offers Vapour Products, like e-cigarettes, and Tobacco Heating Products.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The BTI shares had a previous change of -1.72% which opened at 35.13 and closed at 34.87. It moved to an intraday high of 35.23 and a low of 34.48.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, BTI shares returned 0.00% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -19.47%. Over three months, it changed -30.51%. In one year it has changed -44.75% and within that year its 52-week high was 71.45 and its 52-week low was 34.12. BTI stock is 2.21% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 49.68 and a 50 day moving average of 42.21. Right now, BTI stock is trading -29.81% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $80.0b with 2.3b shares outstanding and a float of 2.3b shares. Trading volume was 3,652,354 shares and has experienced an average volume of 4,181,653 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for British American Tobacco Industries P.l.c. ADR was 24.73 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 1.41. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.00.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.00 (estimated)
12-31-2017:  0
06-30-2017:  0
12-31-2016:  0

The dividend per share is currently 2.72, which is a dividend yield of 7.79%. BTI stock may not have sufficient earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in and grow the business, therefore in the future the dividend may be reduced.



Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 75.65, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 53.90%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 15.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 2,586,891, which was 0.11% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.67. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.96

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 108.44%, return on assets is 41.91%, price-to-sales is 0.03 and price-to-book is 1.00.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 2  : Financial Safety Result
 5  : Past Performance Result
 5  : Valuation Result
 5  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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