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WTB Whitbread Plc

-28.00 (-0.88%)
Last Updated: 14:24:45
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Whitbread Plc LSE:WTB London Ordinary Share GB00B1KJJ408 ORD 76 122/153P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -28.00 -0.88% 3,154.00 207,756 14:24:45
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
3,154.00 3,155.00 3,205.00 3,154.00 3,182.00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Hotels And Motels 2.64B 278.8M 1.4465 21.80 6.08B
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
14:24:43 O 34,207 3,182.00 GBX

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Date Time Title Posts
01/12/202321:35WHITBREAD - chairman buys @1217p/shr2,253
10/11/202220:5206-11-01 Whitbread stake building???28
15/12/202008:17WTB - please ignore mucking around-
22/6/202014:58Whitbread rights application delayed in post1

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Posted at 04/12/2023 08:20 by Whitbread Daily Update
Whitbread Plc is listed in the Hotels And Motels sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker WTB. The last closing price for Whitbread was 3,182p.
Whitbread currently has 192,736,972 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Whitbread is £6,109,762,012.
Whitbread has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 21.91.
This morning WTB shares opened at 3,182p
Posted at 30/11/2023 18:29 by essentialinvestor
Very much doubt the minimum wage increase will cost WTB £40 million on pre tax per full year. Yes it may increase costs by a whack, but some of this can be offset on efficiency gains elsewhere.

As the most efficient UK operator, Premier Inn's smaller competitors also have to navigate increasing wage costs. This may remove more independents from the market.
Posted at 29/11/2023 13:56 by philanderer
EI, job to know what is causing the weakness with WTB, but the China news is not helping. IHG shareprice not falling though.
Posted at 23/11/2023 12:46 by philanderer
Wetherspoons and Premier Inn to hike prices to fight minimum wage increase, says analyst

Prices at pubs, restaurants, hotels and bars could increase by as much as 6% in the next year, analysts predicted.

The national living wage (NLW) will jump to £11.42 in April 2024 and will be applicable to 21 and 22-year-olds for the first time, chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced in yesterday's Autumn Statement.

Premier Inn-owner Whitbread PLC (LSE:WTB) and Hollywood Bowl Group PLC (LSE:BOWL) are the best equipped to deal with the changes due to having strong margins and an efficient workforce, according to broker Shore Capital.

Whitbread is expected to suffer a £40 million hit to underlying profits, while Hollywood Bowl could shed £3 million annually.

JD Wetherspoon PLC (LSE:JDW), Mecca Bingo-owner Rank Group PLC (LSE:RNK) and Loungers PLC (AIM:LGRS) are most exposed to the changes as price increases aren’t practical tactics for their business models.

Hospitality companies, where many employees are paid the minimum wage, are expected to charge an extra 2% to cover the salary hikes.

This is on top of the already-planned price increases of 4% to help negate cost inflation and recover margins.

However, a boost in wages could increase the disposable incomes of customers and may slow the drain of hospitality workers in Britain, the broker concluded.

ShoreCap have given Hollywood Bowl, Whitbread, Loungers and Rank a ‘buy’ rating and Wetherspoon a ‘hold’.
Posted at 20/11/2023 19:16 by philanderer
Is Whitbread stock undervalued? This bank seems to think so

17:39 20 Nov 2023

Jefferies has elevated Whitbread PLC (LSE:WTB) to a 'buy' rating with a target of £44 per share, signaling a robust 32% potential increase from its current price.

This optimistic projection is driven by Whitbread's impressive pricing strategy in the UK, outpacing inflation, and its growth potential of the budget hotel operation in Germany, despite recent challenges in the market.

The Premier Inn owner's UK operations have successfully navigated economic pressures, achieving a 6.6% year-on-year increase in pricing in October, a significant stride over the consumer price index.

This demonstrates Whitbread's capacity to boost earnings through strategic pricing amidst rising inflation. In contrast, Germany presents a more complex scenario with a downturn in Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR).

However, Jefferies advises a cautious interpretation of this decline, considering its potential transient impact on Whitbread's long-term profitability in the region.

Central to the investment narrative are two debates: the ongoing effectiveness of Whitbread's pricing strategy in the UK in an inflationary environment, and the implications of the recent RevPAR decline in Germany on the company's profit recovery trajectory.

Despite these considerations, Whitbread's strategic focus on budget-conscious consumers in the UK, coupled with a reduction in competition from independent hotels, positions it well for continued market share expansion.

In afternoon trading the stock was flat at £33.42.
Posted at 20/11/2023 12:31 by essentialinvestor
WTB did not need to raise that amount,
half those fubds would have sufficed - but easy valling it after the event.
Posted at 19/11/2023 18:47 by bountyhunter
Ok, and this is where I expect I'll be picked up on my maths, so the equivalent share price before the pandemic to today's price would have been 3342*(147+67)/147 = £48.65 yes you are right as that's pretty close to the pre-pandemic peak of ~£50! Today the German business has grown so there is that added value to factor in I suppose.

Now we just need the dividends to catch up, accounting for the dilution of course! I'll leave that one for someone else to work out!!
Posted at 18/11/2023 10:15 by dartboard1
Got to consider the dilution from the issue during covid so full recovery of share price would actually be ahead of pre pandemic
Posted at 03/11/2023 13:36 by philanderer
Afternoon EI.

Can't find any news today.

This from monday, which I missed, as I was actually staying in Hereford over the weekend in a Premier Inn :-)

"JPMorgan downgrades IHG, keeps Whitbread as top hotels pick"

31 Oct, 2023 09:35

JPMorgan says Premier Inn owner Whitbread remains its top pick in the European hotels sector, as it downgraded its stance on IHG from 'neutral' to 'underweight'.

With earnings season now behind us for European Hotels, JPMorgan has refreshed its forecasts for stocks in its coverage, keeping Whitbread as its "conviction 'overweight'", seeing around 40% upside potential to current prices with a price target of 4,600p.

"We continue to see WTB as best positioned – defensive offering (value/domestic), upside risk to estimates, F&B potential review, Germany optionality," the bank said.

"Whilst concerns around weakening demand trends remain on top of investors' minds, as reflected in recent share price weakness at Whitbread and Accor (both down >10% in the last six weeks), also exacerbated by potential demand pressure in the Middle-East, we have been surprised by the outperformance of IHG, and now see the risk-reward as highly unappealing."
Posted at 09/8/2023 10:10 by oggyrocks
Phil - how do you apply for card ? ( I’m with Barclays ). Sorry if this is a repeat questions.

V happy with wtb share price. Bought about 12 months ago in height of truss panic. Invested as premier inn is my preferred choice when using reasonable price hotels. (So much better than travel lodge etc).
Posted at 16/5/2021 10:57 by bountyhunter
Thanks for posting that link dd.


From the above..
"With restaurants set to re-open from Monday, we asked our Twitter followers to nominate a listed food chain as stock of the week. They’ve chosen the first item on the menu, Whitbread (WTB), which owns the likes of Beefeater and Brewer’s Fayre restaurants. After the latest winter lockdown, England has been slowly re-opening in recent months, with pub and restaurant goers able to eat and drink outside from April 12 but only do so inside from May 17."

Also there is the Staycation factor seen to be a plus for the Premier Inn hotel chain.

We could see a rise in the WTB share price tomorrow as long as vaccinations continue to appear to be effective against the Indian Covid variant.
Whitbread share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange

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