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Whitbread is a hospitality company. Co. serves its customers in the U.K. and beyond through its two businesses: Premier Inn and Restaurants; and Costa. Premier Inn is a hotel business, with over 760 hotels and more than 68,000 rooms as of Mar 2 2017. Co.'s hotel are located alongside its own restaurant brands. Co. also have hotels in the Middle East, and Germany, with more hotels in the pipeline. Costa is the coffee shop, with over 2,200 coffee shops in the U.K., over 1,300 stores in 29 international markets and over 6,800 Costa Express self-serve units as of Mar 2 2017.
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A plus de 3 écarts types de la moyenne 10 ans, l’écart de PE value-growth n’a jamais été aussi important. La rotation est-elle imminente ? Non si l’on parle d’une rotation « classique » car les moteurs de la surperformance de la croissance (érosion croissance BPA, taux faibles, ralentissement macro) sont encore allumés. Oui si l’on change de perspective en favorisant le segment « value » de l’univers croissance/ qualité. Notre scoring met en avant Personal & Household goods, Healthcar...
La nouvelle stratégie, dont Ben Smith consolide actuellement méthodiquement les fondations, pourrait apporter un supplément net de 200 pb de marge EBIT (vs 4.6% en 2019) grâce à l’activation de leviers à la main du management à horizon 3 ans. Une adhésion des pilotes rendrait possible une évolution en profondeur et une appréciation des multiples avec un best case ajoutant 20 € à notre OC. Achat réitéré. Le titre fait partie de notre liste de Convictions large caps. - ...
The new strategy, the foundations of which Ben Smith is methodically consolidating, could add an extra 200bp of EBIT margin (vs. 4.6% in 2019) thanks to the activation of the levers in management’s hands over the next three years. Support from the pilots would facilitate a radical change and a re-rating with a best case adding € 20 to our target price. Buy recommendation reiterated. The stock is part of our Large Cap Convictions List. - - ...
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is satisfactory, though accelerated vesting is possible. Potential and actual total variable remuneration exceed guidelines, but not very much. They are moderate in comparison with UK market practice. Overall, the quantum during the year was not excessive. We recommend shareholders vote in favor.
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Report The structure is weighted more heavily towards short-term performance. One of the performance metrics for the LTI is the payment of sustainable dividends, which is not considered appropriate as executives can potentially influence the payout level. The LTI also includes relative TSR as a performance metric. Nevertheless, the quantum is not excessive and even maximum potential amounts are moderate. On balance, we recommend shareholders vote in favor. Item 4: Approve the Remuneration PolicyThe main concern with the Company's remuneration policy is that pa...
Item 2: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is unsatisfactory. The main concern at the Company is that the potential maximum incentive pay including the bonus, matching shares on the deferred portion of the bonus and the LTI amounts to 1000% of base salary, which is considered grossly excessive. Actual incentive pay during the year was1.6 times the ECGS limit. Furthermore, variable remuneration is overly reliant on a single performance metric, benchmark profit before tax. A second performance criteria will be used in the coming year. We note that the Company has adjusted ...
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