Bt Dividends - BT.A

Bt Dividends - BT.A

Stock Name Stock Symbol Market Stock Type
Bt Group Plc BT.A London Ordinary Share
  Price Change Price Change % Stock Price Last Trade
0.75 0.59% 126.90 16:35:16
Open Price Low Price High Price Close Price Previous Close
126.25 125.45 128.00 126.90 126.15
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Bt BT.A Dividends History

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Posted at 07/11/2022 14:05 by wendsworth
What price the share price before ex-dividend date ? Will be on a number of financial scribes lists as a share to follow in 2023 .
Posted at 03/11/2022 11:56 by smurfy2001
dexdringle, prior to the pandemic FY EPS was 17.5p in 2020.

If i'm reading this correctly HY 2022 EPS is 9.1p. So if they exceed the pre-pandemic EPS dividend cover should be in excess of 2x if FY dividend is 7.7p (payout in 2022).

Posted at 03/11/2022 11:47 by dexdringle
Hold on. Am I misreading this or do these results state an EPS of 10p for just six months? So maybe 20p for the whole year. Putting this on a PE ratio of around 6 for the year with, assuming a full year divi of 7p, a dividend yield something like 6% based on the current share price?

People were paying £1.80 a share 4 months ago. Is it really suddenly worth 1/3rd less?

Posted at 03/11/2022 10:06 by tempted
If it just about capital loss I'd agree but many have had a large dividend return , have added thid morning, a switch from having bought mainly miners lately
Posted at 03/11/2022 09:27 by porsche1945
Why would anyone invest in telecoms? That gig was over years ago, there is no money in it and just a ton of regulation. Dividend will be cut then suspended again.
Posted at 20/9/2022 07:29 by diku
I have no spare cash right now???...investing decisions gone bad?...

I’d say yes. It’s been a tough year for BT. And I’d expect it to face further headwinds. While I have no spare cash right now, if I did I’d open a small position in the stock today. Its large infrastructure provides it with an edge. And its dividend yield and a potential takeover are also a draw.

Posted at 18/9/2022 09:37 by waldron

Is now finally the time to load up on BT shares?

Despite their poor performance, this Fool thinks BT shares would be a strong addition to his portfolio. Here, he explains why.

Charlie Keough

Published 18 September, 9:00 am BST

The trajectory of BT (LSE: BT-A) shares will no doubt have been leaving investors feeling gloomy in recent times.

The telecommunications giant is a FTSE 100 stalwart. And while it’s failed to excite for a while, I think its current price could be appealing.

Here’s why.

BT share price history

Let’s start by assessing the performance of the stock.

Looking at the BT share price across the last five years isn’t pretty reading. Since then, its share price is down over 50%. The stock flirted with the 300p mark back then. Today, a share costs just 140p.

The last year has told a similar tale. In this time, it’s down 9%. And these losses have only continued in 2022.

The main reason for this is inflation. Rates going higher have seen investor confidence in the market go lower. While BT isn’t alone in its struggles as this year has seen a monumental amount wiped off global markets, it’s still not good news for shareholders.

On top of this, the business has also been in the news following staff strikes. The firm had been embroiled in discussions with the Communication Workers Union regarding calls for a pay rise amid the cost-of-living crisis. But BT’s offers haven’t satisfied the union.

Not all down and out

It’s clear to see BT has faced headwinds. However, I see potential with the stock.

Firstly, its dividend yield will most certainly come in handy during these times. For the year ended March 2022, its payout totalled 7.7p per share. At current levels, that equates to a 5.5% yield. And while it’s not inflation-beating, it offers me a greater hedge against inflation than the FTSE 100 average.

Another enticing factor is a potential takeover by French billionaire Patrick Drahi. He currently owns an 18% stake in the firm. And with the UK government providing Drahi an unexpected all-clear regarding his stake, this could open the door for a takeover attempt in the months ahead. This would provide the BT share price with a boost.

Of course, I don’t buy solely based on speculative factors such as a takeover that may or may not happen. You see, I also think there’s long-term value in the stock.

What I like about BT is the large infrastructure it already has in place. This provides it with some higher degree of pricing power. This was seen with raised prices for broadband and mobile contracts boosting its sales in the last quarter. With the continuous expansion of its Openreach network, which now reaches 8m homes and businesses across the UK, I think BT has solid foundations to excel.

My biggest concern is its debt. As of 30 June, its net debt stood at £18.9bn, which is a monumental sum. With interest rates rising, and with further hikes expected, this will make the debt harder to eradicate.

Is now the time?

So, is now a good time to load up on some shares?

I’d say yes. It’s been a tough year for BT. And I’d expect it to face further headwinds. While I have no spare cash right now, if I did I’d open a small position in the stock today. Its large infrastructure provides it with an edge. And its dividend yield and a potential takeover are also a draw.

Posted at 01/8/2022 09:51 by nige co
Boytoy & Grekpeck7, you really should do more homework. Jansen owns 9.9 million shares 0.062% £3.46m in BT, so plenty of skin in the game.

The BT pension deficit has dropped from £4bln to only £1.1bln this year. In a couple of years there is a good chance that the pension will be in surplus and at this point I suspect it will be sold on to an insurace company.

With massive cost savings going forward BT will become a cashcow once FTTP is completed with BT paying out very good dividend yields at the cost of many redundancies. My advice to current BT / Openrerach emplyees is get the work while you can, you may well be surplus to requirements in a few years time. How many millions will BT be saving during the strke days in wages? Not to mention savings in pension contributions. BT will also be able to assess on strike days what future personnel they need. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

Posted at 17/7/2022 10:39 by maywillow

The BT Group (LSE: BT-A) share price has edged higher during the last year. Based on its dividend forecast for this fiscal year (to March 2023) this modest rise means BT shares currently carry a 4.1% dividend yield.

This beats the broader FTSE 100 average (3.9%) only by a whisker. Though the dividend yield improves fractionally to 4.2% for financial 2024.

Posted at 15/5/2022 07:36 by sarkasm

3 reasons to buy – and not buy – BT Group shares

The BT Group share price has a rock-bottom valuation right now. Is this a red flag or does it make the FTSE 100 firm too cheap to miss?
Royston Wild❯
Published 15 May, 8:18 am BST

The BT Group (LSE: BT-A) share price proved ultra-resilient during the market volatility of last week.

Yet on paper, BT’s share price still looks ultra cheap. The telecoms giant trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.5 times, comfortably inside bargain territory of 10 times and less. Meanwhile BT’s dividend yield sits at a healthy 4.4% for 2022.

Reasons to be cheerful

Some stocks command ultra-low valuations because of their weak earnings prospects.

However, there are reasons why BT (and by extension its share price) could have a very bright future.

These include:

#1: EE rebranding. BT is taking steps to rejuvenate its disappointing consumer division by rebadging products there under its EE mobile brand. This could be a masterstroke given the popularity and acclaim that EE commands. It won the uSwitch award for ‘fastest mobile network’ for the third year running in 2022.

#2: An improved sports product. Last week BT sealed the deal on a 50:50 joint venture with broadcasting colossus Warner Bros. Discovery. The deal will create a pay-TV sport powerhouse, adding events like the Olympics to BT’s portfolio that might significantly boost subscriptions.

#3: Huge infrastructure investment. BT’s heavy investment infrastructure could pay off handsomely as Britain digitises its economy. The FTSE 100 firm is spending £15bn to roll its fibre network out to 25m homes by 2025, up from a prior target of 20m. It is also taking steps to roll out 5G across the whole of the UK by 2028.

Why I worry for BT’s share price

But right now these factors aren’t enough to tempt me to buy BT shares. I’m still worried about the company and its share price for several reasons, including:

#1: The impact of Britain’s cooling economy. BT’s revenues are highly sensitive to broader economic conditions. It therefore faces extreme near-term pressure as consumer spending declines and businesses struggle to make ends meet. Britain’s economy contracted 0.1% in March after flatlining in February and rising 0.7% in January.

#2: Colossal competition. The cost of living crisis is made even worse for BT given the massive competition it faces. Customers are likely to be increasingly shopping around for a better deal in the months ahead. What’s more, BT’s Openreach division faces a fight to fend off Virgin Media O2’s entry into the infrastructure business.

#3: Massive debt levels. There’s also no getting away from the fact that BT’s balance sheet remains pretty unnerving. Net debt continues to rise and it breached £18bn in the first quarter of 2022. This casts a shadow over the company’s growth plans and its ability to keep paying big dividends to its shareholders.

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