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British American Tobacco is engaged in tobacco and nicotine products. This includes Co.'s Next Generation Products, comprising its vapour and tobacco heating products, and its oral tobacco and nicotine products such as moist snuff and snus. Co.'s U.S business (Reynolds American) brand portfolio which includes Newport, Camel and Pall Mall. These, and other brands including Doral, Misty and Capri, are manufactured in a variety of styles and marketed throughout the U.S. Co. has other international and local cigarette brands including Vogue, Viceroy, Kool, Peter Stuyvesant, Craven A, Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, State Express 555 and Shuang Xi.
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The advent of e-cigarettes has created the most significant change in the industry since the 1960s. Early forms of e-cigarettes have existed for a generation, but with the consumer arguably less brand-loyal and more aware of health issues than ever before, the industry is on the cusp of a seismic shift to next-generation products. It seems likely that conventional tobacco will remain the driving force of the industry profit pool for at least the next decade, but Big Tobacco manufacturers are nevertheless placing their bets on the new categories most likely to win share of smokers.To date, Brit...
The FDA announced tighter measures against what it describes as "epidemic" levels of youth consumption of e-cigarettes, a move we think signals the FDA will continue to pursue anti-initiation policies despite the resignation of commissioner Scott Gottlieb. We are reiterating our fair value estimates for the tobacco manufacturers as the measures, while significant in terms of signalling the FDA’s stance, will not have much direct impact on tobacco manufacturers’ cash flows. The FDA’s proposals in...
There were few surprises in British American Tobacco's preliminary results for 2018, given that the company had released a preclose trading update in December. BAT was in line with our forecast for EPS but missed on the top line. We are retaining our medium-term estimates and our GBP 45 fair value estimate for the ordinary shares. We think there is significant upside to BAT and the tobacco group more broadly, but we recognize that a number of exogenous risks must pass in order for sentiment to improve. Organic revenue, adjusted as if BAT had owned Reynolds American for the full year in 2017, ...
La société fait preuve d'une grande transparence concernant les montants attribués aux mandataires sociaux. En revanche, elle l'est beaucoup moins concernant les critères de performances des parts variables de la rémunération, qui restent inconnus. Par ailleurs, l'indépendance du Conseil d'administration est particulièrement préoccupante puisqu'il n'est composé que d'un administrateur indépendant sur six. Pour cette raison la résolution 11 portant sur le renouvellement de Marie Meynadier (membre non indépendante) n'est pas soutenue.
Nous tenons à attirer l'attention des actionnaires sur les manquements suivants : La Société n'est pas suffisamment transparente sur la rémunération. En effet, la rémunération totale que Proxinvest considère est de 594 000 €, alors que la rémunération totale selon la société est de 24 000 €. Les informations relatives aux membres du Conseil restent trop sommaires. La société pourrait davantage présenter les membres de son Conseil, notamment en faisant apparaitre les biographies, ce qui permettrait d'avoir une meilleure lisibilité. De manière générale, la Société n'est pas assez transparente...
La société a vécu une année difficile en termes de rentabilité, avec une perte nette de 3,3 M€ sur un chiffre d’affaires consolidé de 12.5 M€. Néanmoins, après l’augmentation de capital de 37 M€ réalisée en 2018, la société présente une situation financière solide, avec 35 M€ de trésorerie nette destinée à la croissance. La société propose à ses actionnaires de renouveler l'ensemble de ses délégations financières. Proxinvest n'en soutient quasiment aucune car elles portent toutes sur des montants très élevés et sont toutes utilisables en période d'offre publique. La société a proposé égaleme...
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