WTB.L - Whitbread PLC

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
2,598.00
+137.00 (+5.57%)
At close: 4:36PM BST
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Previous close2,461.00
Open2,488.00
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask3,198.00 x 0
Day's range2,394.82 - 2,598.00
52-week range1,805.50 - 5,194.00
Volume1,448,861
Avg. volume1,176,189
Market cap3.496B
Beta (5Y monthly)0.91
PE ratio (TTM)1.24
EPS (TTM)2,100.70
Earnings date21 May 2020
Forward dividend & yieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-dividend date07 Nov 2019
1y target est4,741.39
  • Whitbread to Raise $1.2 Billion to Shore Up Finances
    Bloomberg

    Whitbread to Raise $1.2 Billion to Shore Up Finances

    (Bloomberg) -- Whitbread Plc, the U.K.’s largest hospitality company, plans to tap investors for 1 billion pounds ($1.2 billion) via a share sale to help see it through the coronavirus pandemic that’s shut restaurants and hotels.The owner of the Premier Inn chain will launch the rights offer on Thursday as it takes “decisive action” to reduce cash outflows and enhance liquidity, it said in a statement. Lenders have already agreed to waive covenants on debt for 18 months, and Whitbread suspended its dividend.“Optimizing the balance sheet in this way will enable the business to be in the best possible position to continue investing and taking market share in our fragmented sector when the current situation normalizes,” Chief Executive Officer Alison Brittain said in the release.With most of Whitbread’s hotels in the U.K. still shut, the company is bearing the brunt of the viral outbreak as other industries gradually restart operations. The Dunstable, England-based group has 27,000 workers furloughed on full pay and is refunding customers at a time when revenue streams are largely closed off.Shares of the company dropped 10% to 2,560 pence as trading opened in London. They have almost halved in value so far this year.The two-for-one rights offer is fully underwritten by JP Morgan Cazenove, which along with Morgan Stanley is also sponsoring and coordinating the sale.Brittain is looking to leverage Whitbread’s scale as the crisis wreaks havoc among smaller operators in both the U.K. and Germany, where the company has been expanding the Premier Inn chain. Its sites in Germany reopened on May 11.“We expect there to be an impact on the competitive landscape and to see a material slowdown in the supply of rooms in both our key markets, and potentially an acceleration in the decline of the large independent sector,” the CEO said.(Updates with share price in fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Coronavirus: Premier Inn owner aims to raise £1bn to battle crisis
    Yahoo Finance UK

    Coronavirus: Premier Inn owner aims to raise £1bn to battle crisis

    Company aims to raise funds through a rights issue — giving the option to existing shareholders to purchase additional new shares. 

  • Reuters

    Premier Inn owner Whitbread's $1.2 billion cash call knocks shares

    Shares in Premier Inn owner Whitbread Plc tumbled 16% on Thursday after it said it would seek 1.01 billion pounds in fresh cash from shareholders to help weather the COVID-19 crisis. The 278-year company said it would offer its owners one new share for every two existing shares in a fully-underwritten rights issue, aimed at bolstering its balance sheet and boosting investment while other budget-branded competitors struggle with the fallout of the pandemic. The significant dilution for shareholders implied by the deal pushed its shares down 16% to 2,395 pence by 0920 GMT, making it the worst performer in the FTSE 100 blue-chip index on the day.

  • What does the future hold for the Whitbread share price?
    Stockopedia

    What does the future hold for the Whitbread share price?

    The Whitbread (LON:WTB) share price has risen by 9.04% over the past month and it’s currently trading at 2843. For investors considering whether to buy, hold o...

  • Time to buy these battered FTSE 100 stocks?
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    Time to buy these battered FTSE 100 stocks?

    These two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks have been hammered by the coronavirus. Paul Summers thinks it might be time to start buying one of them.The post Time to buy these battered FTSE 100 stocks? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.

  • Stock market rebound: I’d buy these FTSE 100 bargains
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    Stock market rebound: I’d buy these FTSE 100 bargains

    Three cyclical FTSE 100 shares that could participate in the stock market rebound when the green shoots begin to appear after this coronavirus crisis.The post Stock market rebound: I’d buy these FTSE 100 bargains appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.

  • Stock market crash: I’d buy these 3 FTSE 100 stocks for the long term
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    Stock market crash: I’d buy these 3 FTSE 100 stocks for the long term

    After the market crash, stocks could remain volatile in the short term. But there are bargains around for long-term investors, argues G A Chester.The post Stock market crash: I'd buy these 3 FTSE 100 stocks for the long term appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.

  • Coronavirus: One in four FTSE 100 bosses takes pay cut
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    Coronavirus: One in four FTSE 100 bosses takes pay cut

    One in four CEOs of the biggest listed UK companies has taken a pay cut due to the coronavirus crisis, while one company has not announced plans to slash its boss’s pay, despite sending staff home.

  • 2 bargain FTSE 100 shares I’d buy with £5k in this stock market crash
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    2 bargain FTSE 100 shares I’d buy with £5k in this stock market crash

    These two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) shares could offer good value for money in my opinion.The post 2 bargain FTSE 100 shares I’d buy with £5k in this stock market crash appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.

  • Domino's appoints former cruise line VP and Costa Coffee boss as its new CEO
    Yahoo Finance UK

    Domino's appoints former cruise line VP and Costa Coffee boss as its new CEO

    Dominic Paul has extensive experience in the travel and leisure industry.

  • What Is Whitbread's (LON:WTB) P/E Ratio After Its Share Price Tanked?
    Simply Wall St.

    What Is Whitbread's (LON:WTB) P/E Ratio After Its Share Price Tanked?

    To the annoyance of some shareholders, Whitbread (LON:WTB) shares are down a considerable 44% in the last month...

  • Will the Whitbread share price continue to drop?
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    Will the Whitbread share price continue to drop?

    Momentum is sticky and persists for longer than investors tend to anticipate. The downside of this is that stocks with recent negative momentum are likely to c8230;

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    MORNING BID-Borders and pubs are shutting. What about markets?

    President Donald Trump saying the US may be heading into recession (did anyone still doubt that?) a manufacturing index slumping in March for its biggest monthly fall on record and heightened anti-virus measures sent Wall Street into a 12% tailspin, its biggest drop since the 1987 Black Monday, with $3 trillion wiped off its value. Some markets continued to tank – South Korea lost 2.4%.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-Broad gains but no break for travel & leisure

    You can share your thoughts with Thyagaraju Adinarayan (thyagaraju.adinarayan@thomsonreuters.com), Joice Alves (joice.alves@thomsonreuters.com) and Julien Ponthus (julien.ponthus@thomsonreuters.com) in London. On the bright side, Air France and Accor shares were up after France's fiscal response last night. As expected UK pub, cinema and restaurant stocks are taking a hit with Cineworld and Whitbread leading the losses.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-On our radar: Pandora, Dixons Carphone, UK pubs & restaurants

    You can share your thoughts with Thyagaraju Adinarayan (thyagaraju.adinarayan@thomsonreuters.com), Joice Alves (joice.alves@thomsonreuters.com) and Julien Ponthus (julien.ponthus@thomsonreuters.com) in London. Mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone to axe 2,900 jobs as it plans to close all UK standalone Carphone Warehouse stores. UK government's recommendation to avoid pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres could hit Whitbread, Marston's, Cineworld, JD Weatherspoon and Mitchells & Butlers.

  • Stock sell-off shows every industry will feel coronavirus cost
    Yahoo Finance UK

    Stock sell-off shows every industry will feel coronavirus cost

    Thursday is arguably the day the impact became tangible, as a slew of UK companies warned coronavirus was hurting their business.

  • Should You Worry About Whitbread PLC’s (LON:WTB) ROCE?
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    Should You Worry About Whitbread PLC’s (LON:WTB) ROCE?

    Today we are going to look at Whitbread PLC (LON:WTB) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. To...

  • Volatility 101: Should Whitbread (LON:WTB) Shares Have Dropped 11%?
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    Volatility 101: Should Whitbread (LON:WTB) Shares Have Dropped 11%?

    Ideally, your overall portfolio should beat the market average. But even the best stock picker will only win with some...

  • Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Wants a Closer Relationship With Corporate Travel Agents
    Skift

    Premier Inn Owner Whitbread Wants a Closer Relationship With Corporate Travel Agents

    UK-based hospitality company Whitbread has prioritized direct booking channels over any other form of distribution in recent times but is its approach to travel agents about to change? The Premier Inn-owner gets 97 percent of its UK bookings direct — something other global chains can only dream about — and the number in its nascent […]

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