WTB.L - Whitbread PLC

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
4,256.00
+125.00 (+3.03%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close4,131.00
Open4,158.00
Bid4,120.00 x 6300
Ask4,600.00 x 10000
Day's range4,147.00 - 4,281.00
52-week range3,499.90 - 4,573.00
Volume1,315,120
Avg. volume898,742
Market cap7.779B
Beta0.93
PE ratio (TTM)17.80
EPS (TTM)239.10
Earnings date23 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Forward dividend & yield1.01 (2.43%)
Ex-dividend date2018-05-24
1y target est4,196.30
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  • Whitbread Investors Debate Premier Inn's Future as M&A Odds Rise
    Bloomberg9 days ago

    Whitbread Investors Debate Premier Inn's Future as M&A Odds Rise

    No sooner has Whitbread Plc decided to spin off Costa Coffee than questions are being asked about the future of its other main business. Setting a course for the Premier Inn budget hotel chain will be the company’s main priority after Costa is jettisoned, and there’s no shortage of ideas in the market about how that can be achieved. While shareholder Blue Whale Capital LLP says the business should adopt a franchise model similar to InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, Bernstein analysts favor expanding Premier Inn’s business in Germany.

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  • Reuters29 days ago

    Whitbread CEO says Costa, Premier Inn able to thrive alone

    The chief executive of Britain's Whitbread (WTB.L) said the time was right to spin-off the group's Costa Coffee chain from its Premier Inn unit as both businesses were big enough and had international growth potential to enable them to thrive alone. "We've been delivering a three point plan to make sure Premier Inn and Costa have the right scale strength and capability to survive and thrive as successful independent companies and we've made an awful lot of progress," Alison Brittain told the BBC on Wednesday.

  • Reuters29 days ago

    Costa Coffee break brewing after Whitbread investors stir

    Costa Coffee will be spun off after parent Whitbread (WTB.L) yielded to pressure from hedge funds who argued it was being held back by being grouped with the Premier Inn hotel chain. The world's second biggest coffee chain after Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) has attractive, long-term international potential, Whitbread said. Former brewing group Whitbread will retain its Premier Inn hotels and Beefeater and Brewers Fayre restaurants once the split is completed within 24 months, a timeline which some shareholders said was longer than necessary.

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  • The Wall Street Journallast month

    [$$] U.K.'s Whitbread to Spin Off Costa Coffee Chain

    British hospitality group Whitbread will spin off its Costa coffee chain amid mounting pressure from activist investors.

  • FTSE 100 giant Whitbread reveals plans to spin off Costa. Time to buy?
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  • Costa Coffee break brewing after Whitbread investors stir
    Reuterslast month

    Costa Coffee break brewing after Whitbread investors stir

    Costa Coffee will be spun off after parent Whitbread (WTB.L) yielded to pressure from hedge funds who argued it was being held back by being grouped with the Premier Inn hotel chain. The world's second biggest coffee chain after Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) has attractive, long-term international potential, Whitbread said. Former brewing group Whitbread will retain its Premier Inn hotels and Beefeater and Brewers Fayre restaurants once the split is completed within 24 months, a timeline which some shareholders said was longer than necessary.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Costa Coffee break brewing after Whitbread investors stir

    Costa Coffee will be spun off after parent Whitbread yielded to pressure from hedge funds who argued it was being held back by being grouped with the Premier Inn hotel chain. The world's second biggest coffee chain after Starbucks Corp (Hanover: SRB.HA - news) has attractive, long-term international potential, Whitbread said. Former brewing group Whitbread will retain its Premier Inn hotels and Beefeater and Brewers Fayre restaurants once the split is completed within 24 months, a timeline which some shareholders said was longer than necessary.

  • Whitbread to split Costa Coffee from group following activist pressure
    PA Money Newslast month

    Whitbread to split Costa Coffee from group following activist pressure

    It comes after Elliott revealed it had become the firm’s largest shareholder last week.

  • Activists forced early Costa demerger announcement as Whitbread split set for 2020
    The Telegraphlast month

    Activists forced early Costa demerger announcement as Whitbread split set for 2020

    Activists forced early Costa demerger announcement as Whitbread split set for 2020

  • Reuterslast month

    Costa Coffee to break from Whitbread after investor pressure

    Costa Coffee will be spun off as an independent business after owner Whitbread yielded to pressure from hedge fund investors who saw value in breaking up a group that also runs the Premier Inn hotel chain. Costa Coffee, second in the global coffee shop market after Starbucks Corp, had attractive long-term international opportunities, Whitbread said. The move will leave former brewing group Whitbread with its Premier Inn hotels and Beefeater and Brewers Fayre restaurants once the split is completed within 24 months.

  • Jim Armitage: Costa Coffee will taste sweeter to the City on its own
    Evening Standardlast month

    Jim Armitage: Costa Coffee will taste sweeter to the City on its own

    Believe Whitbread and today’s decision to do the splits was one entirely of its own making, years in the planning. Nothing to do with the arrival of a new chairman in Adam Crozier last month to cast fresh eyes on the business. Whitbread may have considered the idea, but it was the activists who got them over the line.

  • Whitbread bows to pressure from activists and reveals plan to spin off Costa Coffee
    Evening Standardlast month

    Whitbread bows to pressure from activists and reveals plan to spin off Costa Coffee

    Premier Inn owner Whitbread on Wednesday caved in to shareholder pressure and unveiled a major plan to spin off its Costa Coffee empire. Whitbread will remain owner of the Premier Inn hotels arm, which is also behind the Beefeater and Brewers Fayre brands, and shareholders will automatically become owners of the new Costa firm. Boss Alison Brittain also revealed group revenues jumped 6.1% to £3.3 billion in the 12 months to February, with Premier Inn growing and Costa’s UK comparable shops sales slowing.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Costa Coffee to break from Whitbread after investor pressure

    Costa Coffee will be spun off as an independent business after owner Whitbread yielded to pressure from hedge fund investors who saw value in breaking up a group that also runs the Premier Inn hotel chain. Costa Coffee, second in the global coffee shop market after Starbucks Corp (Hanover: SRB.HA - news) , had attractive long-term international opportunities, Whitbread said. The move will leave former brewing group Whitbread with its Premier Inn hotels and Beefeater and Brewers Fayre restaurants once the split is completed within 24 months.

  • Reuterslast month

    Whitbread CEO says Costa, Premier Inn able to thrive alone

    The chief executive of Britain's Whitbread (WTB.L) said the time was right to spin-off the group's Costa Coffee chain from its Premier Inn unit as both businesses were big enough and had international growth potential to enable them to thrive alone. "We've been delivering a three point plan to make sure Premier Inn and Costa have the right scale strength and capability to survive and thrive as successful independent companies and we've made an awful lot of progress," Alison Brittain told the BBC on Wednesday.

  • Costa Coffee to spin off from Whitbread
    The Guardianlast month

    Costa Coffee to spin off from Whitbread

    Costa is the UK’s largest coffee chain. Whitbread is to spin off its Costa Coffee chain from the rest of the business, which includes Premier Inn hotels, after pressure from activist investors. The company said the demerger of the UK’s biggest coffee chain would be completed within two years, allowing shareholders to invest in “two distinct, focused and market-leading businesses”.

  • Costa to be separated from Premier Inn within two years, owner Whitbread confirms
    The Independentlast month

    Costa to be separated from Premier Inn within two years, owner Whitbread confirms

    The Costa Coffee chain will be spun off from its owner, Whitbread, within the next two years, the group revealed on Wednesday. Shares in Whitbread rose at the open after the company confirmed that it would demerge the high street cafe business and retain control of hotel chain Premier Inn, following weeks of speculation. Earlier this month, it emerged that activist investor Elliott Advisors had built up a stake of more than 6 per cent in Whitbread, enabling it to apply more pressure on the group to split Costa off, on the basis that both Costa and Premier Inn would do better as more focused individual businesses.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Whitbread CEO says Costa, Premier Inn able to thrive alone

    The chief executive of Britain's Whitbread (Frankfurt: WHF4.F - news) said the time was right to spin-off the group's Costa Coffee chain from its Premier Inn unit as both businesses were big enough and had international growth potential to enable them to thrive alone. "We've been delivering a three point plan to make sure Premier Inn and Costa have the right scale strength and capability to survive and thrive as successful independent companies and we've made an awful lot of progress," Alison Brittain told the BBC on Wednesday.

  • Whitbread bows to investor demand for Costa split within two years
    Sky Newslast month

    Whitbread bows to investor demand for Costa split within two years

    Whitbread (Frankfurt: WHF4.F - news) is to spin-off its Costa coffee empire from its hotel and other interests following pressure from shareholders. The company said Costa would be listed as a separate business within two years under its plans which were announced after so-called activist investors clamoured for greater value. It emerged earlier this month that Elliott Advisors had become Whitbread's largest shareholder and was seeking the so-called demerger on the grounds it could potentially value separated firms at a combined £10bn as opposed to the current £7.7bn within the Whitbread stable.

  • Whitbread to Set Costa Coffee Free to Take On Starbucks
    Bloomberglast month

    Whitbread to Set Costa Coffee Free to Take On Starbucks

    Whitbread Plc is betting that its faster-growing Costa Coffee chain will compete more effectively against the likes of Starbucks Corp. once separated from the company’s hotel business.

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