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
  -142.00 -3.03% 4,543.00 2,853,200 16:35:26
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
4,532.00 4,535.00 4,630.00 4,485.00 4,620.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 2,049.10 259.80 8,343
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:45:01 O 27 4,512.86 GBX

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Whitbread Daily Update: Whitbread Plc is listed in the Travel & Leisure sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker WTB. The last closing price for Whitbread was 4,685p.
Whitbread Plc has a 4 week average price of 4,465p and a 12 week average price of 4,441p.
The 1 year high share price is 5,162p while the 1 year low share price is currently 3,870p.
There are currently 183,636,284 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 2,358,633 shares. The market capitalisation of Whitbread Plc is £8,342,596,382.12.
new life: Helpful that, lolI get the basics-don't get how a big shirt actually influences share price unless they have insider info. Here's another daft one, are the tender shares all cancelled ?
new life: Will show my nativity here but how does a company who is shorting stock actually influence share price?Aren't they just betting price will fall based on the info around at that time ?
jeffian: "Capital return programme completed Whitbread has previously announced its plans to return £2.5 billion surplus capital to shareholders, unless more value creating alternatives arose. The first phase was a share buyback programme conducted from 17 January 2019 to 10 May 2019. This first phase completed with a total of £482 million of Ordinary Shares repurchased. The second phase is the Tender Offer, which will result in £2 billion of Ordinary Shares being repurchased. This means the total returned to date is £2.5 billion and, therefore, the Company is not planning any further returns of capital." So, am I understanding this right? On 31/8/18 when the Costa sale was announced there were 183,620,409 shares in issue. The share price following the sale announcement was around £47. WTB subsequently announced that the amount to be "returned to shareholders" was £2.5bn = £13.60/share(?). Have I got this right? I didn't participate in the Tender Offer and now own the same number of shares worth......about £47/share. I must say, I don't feel as if I've seen much of that £2.5bn........
retsius: Well good for it! At last some common sense. I would have kept the whole £3.5B in the bank and looked for opportunities going forward. Massive shorters now into the stock to manipulate the share price and the company is unable to do anything about it.These shorters can hammer the price downwards. The ordinary shareholder to be shafted when the company should be ROCK solid. imho/dyor
tin5866: So tender offer is now out there.The recent share buy back hasn't done much for the share price (as it is 'supposed to'). Selling off Costa doesn't look so clever now.Dilemma is whether or not to tender some or all of my shares. My thoughts:The formula they will use to work out the final price caps it at £50, so might be worth tendering at the high end (and having the possibility of getting out at a decent premium to the current share price - not guaranteed of course). Perhaps you have faith in Whitbread continuing to do well. But it could stagnate and be snapped up on the cheap. On the other hand Elliott Advisors (activist investor) could force the Board to take drastic action (offload some of the property portfolio). So many considerations and not easy.A special dividend would have made life much simpler. Might be worth hanging on for that. It could follow if the tender offer is not fully taken up.
philanderer: Whitbread hostage to cyclical market, says Interactive Investor Since the sale of Costa, Whitbread (WTB) is ‘hostage’ to the ‘cyclical hotels market’, says Interactive Investor. The owner of Premier Inn has laid the groundwork in guiding expectations lower but analyst Richard Hunter said the latest update was ‘light on cheer’. Hotels are coming under pressure from an uncertain economic outlook, weak accommodation sales, and increasing cost inflation. Richard Hunter, Head of Markets at interactive investor, said the company had provided a cautious short-term outlook ‘and it is not easy to gauge where the next fillip for the share price may come from’, he said. ‘With the metrics of occupancy, average room rate, and revenue per available room also in current decline, the group clearly has its work cut out,’ Hunter added. ‘The current market consensus of the shares as a “hold” is unlikely to come under upward pressure until its strategy begins to bear fruit.’ HTTPS://
lukmanpatel: Another troll by the username lsehotdealz haha, share price is stagnant and there’s talks of fundraise at 10p on that board lol desperation has lead to going round posting on different board to prevent share price from dropping, usually ud stay quiet and average down and accumulate if you see huge potential lmaoo he’s spamming all the boards and a newly registered today as a member lol
jeffian: "Remaining shareholders get a bigger slice of the cake so eps goes up. Simples" Well it would be simple if the share price could be manipulated to reflect the equivalent gain in EPS/NAV but Mr. Market has a horrible habit of not doing what he's told. I hate share buybacks. They only "return cash" to those shareholders who sell....and aren't shareholders any more! £2bn of hard cash and the chances are that your shares will be worth exactly the same or less. Of course, many/most Directors' incentive schemes use improvements in EPS/NAV as a Key Performance Indicator for their bonuses. Heaven forbid that could have anything to do with their fondness for blowing your cash in this way.
philanderer: Morgan Stanley noted that previous guidance for flat full-year profit before tax has been dropped and said the update points a £40mln-£50mln PBT headwind, suggesting modest downside to its £415m estimate but more to the City consensus of £443m. Analysts at the bank estimate that every 1% on RevPAR feeds through to £8m-£13m to EBIT, and that every 1,000 new rooms is roughly £8-10m to EBIT. Looking at the shares Morgan Stanley said have "we no longer see the valuation as that attractive", with an 'equal-weight' rating. Numis said its current assumption of a 2% fall in RevPAR "looks too optimistic and we see mid single digit downside to consensus estimates as a result" and while noting the structural growth prospects in both the UK and Germany and the strength of operating model and returns, expects the weak market RevPAR and negative earnings momentum will weigh on the share price in the near term. Numis added that the £2bn tender offer "is an important part of the return of capital", noting that the use of a "variable price" offer will mean the price range is based on a volume-weighted average price of Whitbread's shares in a short period up to and including closing of the tender offer at the point of completion.
jeffian: I really, really, HATE share buybacks, especially when described as a 'return of cash' to shareholders. Yes, yes, I understand the principle that reducing shares in issue bumps up NAV and EPS on the remaining shares, but in practice that does not often correlate to an equivalent rise in the share price. If I want to sell some of my shares, I can do so in the market; if I don't, where's my share of the cash being 'returned to shareholders'? In a case like this where a substantial part of the company's assets have been sold for cash, surely the appropriate action is to make a Return of Capital to all shareholders equally then carry out a general share consolidation?
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