IMB.L - Imperial Brands PLC

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
1,322.60
-21.60 (-1.61%)
At close: 4:43PM GMT
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Previous close1,344.20
Open1,320.20
Bid1,300.00 x 0
Ask1,400.00 x 0
Day's range1,304.00 - 1,360.80
52-week range1,258.20 - 2,651.00
Volume2,733,364
Avg. volume3,550,715
Market cap12.517B
Beta (5Y monthly)0.42
PE ratio (TTM)12.50
EPS (TTM)105.80
Earnings date05 May 2020
Forward dividend & yield2.88 (21.43%)
Ex-dividend date21 Feb 2020
1y target est3,018.82
  • This FTSE 100 stock yields 15%. I’d buy it in a Stocks and Shares ISA today
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  • Here's why the Imperial Brands share price might be in serious trouble
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    Here's why the Imperial Brands share price might be in serious trouble

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  • These FTSE 100 stocks yield 15.6% and 11.2%! Should you buy them for your ISA?
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  • Have Insiders Been Buying Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) Shares This Year?
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    Have Insiders Been Buying Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) Shares This Year?

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  • This FTSE 100 stock’s slumped 20%! Should you buy its 13.5% dividend yield in an ISA?
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  • Reuters

    Cuban cigar sales increase but face challenges in 2020

    Cuban cigar sales topped $531 million last year, state monopoly Habanos S.A. announced on Monday as the country's annual cigar festival opened, most likely the last with partner Imperial Brands Plc . Cuba was Habanos fifth market thanks to tourism, but domestic sales decreased slightly, Habanos President Luis Sanchez said, apparently due to tighter U.S. travel restrictions. "Americans love Cuban cigars," David Savona, executive editor of Cigar Aficionado Magazine said, estimating tens, if not hundreds of thousands were puffed on annually.

  • Imperial Brands: share price weakness ahead?
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    Imperial Brands: share price weakness ahead?

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  • Is this 12% yield a dividend trap or an unbeatable buy?
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    Is this 12% yield a dividend trap or an unbeatable buy?

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  • This FTSE 100 share was down 10% yesterday. Here’s what I’m doing now
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    This FTSE 100 share was down 10% yesterday. Here’s what I’m doing now

    Michael Taylor discusses Imperial Brands and what he's doing about it. The post This FTSE 100 share was down 10% yesterday. Here's what I'm doing now appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.

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  • What to Watch: Vape ban hits Rizla-owner, Domino's sales rise, and stocks pick-up
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  • Imperial Brands' profit growth evaporates after U.S. vaping crackdown
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    Imperial Brands' profit growth evaporates after U.S. vaping crackdown

    Rival British American Tobacco's shares were also down 1%. The profit warning adds to the challenges for new CEO Stefan Bomhard - head of automotive services company Inchcape - whose appointment was announced on Monday with a start date yet to be disclosed. Imperial said first-half adjusted earnings per share in constant currency were expected to drop by 10%, as it writes-down inventories following the U.S. government ban on selling certain flavours for pod-based e-cigarettes, which goes into force on Thursday.

  • FTSE 100 falters on Imperial Brands profit warning, coronavirus fear
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    FTSE 100 falters on Imperial Brands profit warning, coronavirus fear

    The FTSE 100 lost 0.2% by 0825 GMT, after gaining more than 2% over the last two sessions when China announced stimulus measures to safeguard against any hit from the virus outbreak, which has killed nearly 500 people. Imperial Brands fell 5.2% and was set for its worst day in four months, after it forecast lower profit because of a U.S. regulatory ban on some flavours of cartridge-based vapour devices. "A second influx of Chinese central bank liquidity is keeping the wheels turning in financial markets, but cannot stop the real-life effect of a spreading coronavirus," London Capital Group analyst Jasper Lawler said.

  • Imperial Brands' growth goes up in smoke after U.S. vaping crackdown
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    Imperial Brands' growth goes up in smoke after U.S. vaping crackdown

    Rival British American Tobacco's shares were also down 1.2%. The warning from Imperial, which makes Winston and Kool cigarettes, reflects a tough environment for tobacco companies. With sales of traditional cigarettes in decline, players including Imperial Brands, have invested billions of dollars in alternatives that it calls "next generation" products (NGP) such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn products.

  • Big Tobacco’s Future Is Now
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    Big Tobacco’s Future Is Now

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Cars and cigarettes have at least one thing in common these days: They are both being disrupted by more modern alternatives. So Stefan Bomhard, the chief executive officer of car dealer Inchcape Plc, should have some idea of what he’ll face when he takes the reins at U.K. cigarette maker Imperial Brands Plc.It isn’t easy to find executives willing to move to the much-aligned tobacco industry. But Bomhard looks a good  CEO choice for Imperial, which sells Lambert & Butler cigarettes and Blu vapes. The company had decided to part ways with Alison Cooper in October, a week after a profit warning. She will now step down as with immediate effect.Bomhard did a solid job at Inchcape. While the shares are down about 18% since he became CEO in April 2015, underperforming the FTSE All-Share Index, conditions in car dealing haven’t been easy since Britain voted to leave the European Union and consumer confidence crumbled. It’s still a much better performance than the FTSE All-Share General Retailers Index.The downside is that Bomhard doesn’t have any tobacco experience. But this is less of an issue than it would be in, say, general retailing. Imperial will have plenty of executives with many years’ worth of knowledge of the traditional cigarette business, still the biggest and most profitable part of the group. And he should be able to pull on his prior experience with big global brands in the race to grab market share for Imperial’s new products, whatever they may be.The new chief executive spent his career in consumer goods before joining Inchcape, with roles at spirits company Bicardi, chocolate and candy maker Cadbury, and consumer-goods giant Unilever. That should put him in good stead as Imperial attempts to pivot to alternatives to traditional cigarettes, which could in turn, pave the way for it to diversify into dispensing other adult, highly regulated products, such as cannabis.When Bomhard takes up the role at a yet to be determined date, his first task will be to get to grips with the crisis in the U.S. vaping industry. The company is evaluating the impact of the recent Food and Drug Administration ban on flavors aside from menthol and tobacco for pod-based electronic cigarettes, the type it makes.Then Bomhard will have to work quickly to decide where best to focus Imperial’s attention, and investment. Although the group has strong positions in vaping and oral nicotine, it only entered the heat-not-burn market relatively recently. He must decide whether to expand in this category, which has not been drawn into the crisis in the U.S. vaping industry.He could also look at reshaping other aspects of Imperial’s business, including traditional cigarettes. The company is already seeking to raise up to 2 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) through disposals, including a sale of its premium cigar business. But he could go further, say selling off parts of the portfolio in Asia and Africa, and returning the proceeds to shareholders, or investing more in tobacco alternatives.Either way, Bomhard must take decisive action. Shares in Imperial have fallen more than 20% over the past year, and they trade at a 40% discount to Bloomberg Intelligence’s global tobacco manufacturing valuation peer group. The company even lags Altria Group Inc., which is reeling from its disastrous investment in vaping company Juul Labs Inc.Imperial has long been seen as an acquisition target, with Japan Tobacco Inc. tipped as the most obvious contender. Another possibility would be for Japan Tobacco and British American Tobacco Plc to carve up Imperial’s empire between them along geographical lines. So if Bomhard doesn’t light up the Imperial share price, a bigger rival just might.To contact the author of this story: Andrea Felsted at afelsted@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Melissa Pozsgay at mpozsgay@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners.Andrea Felsted is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the consumer and retail industries. She previously worked at the Financial Times.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Rizla and Golden Virginia-owner poaches car exec as new CEO
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    Rizla and Golden Virginia-owner poaches car exec as new CEO

    Imperial Brands has named Inchcape chief executive Stefan Bomhard as its new boss.

  • Reuters

    Imperial Brands hires Inchcape's Bomhard as new CEO to revive e-cigarette sales

    Bombard replaces Alison Cooper, whose departure was announced last October. Bomhard joins the maker of Gauloises and Winston cigarettes after five years at the helm of British car dealer Inchcape and, prior to that, senior roles at Cadbury, Burger King and Unilever among other consumer goods groups.

  • Imperial Brands hires Inchcape's Bomhard as CEO to revive e-cigarette sales
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    Imperial Brands hires Inchcape's Bomhard as CEO to revive e-cigarette sales

    Bombard replaces Alison Cooper, whose departure was announced last October. Bomhard joins the maker of Gauloises and Winston cigarettes after five years at the helm of British car dealer Inchcape and, prior to that, senior roles at Cadbury, Burger King and Unilever among other consumer goods groups.

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