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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
  -70.00p -1.54% 4,481.00p 114,033 11:37:45
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
4,482.00p 4,483.00p 4,557.00p 4,475.00p 4,533.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 2,049.10 259.80 8,228.7

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20/5/2019
09:20
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 4,551p.
Whitbread Plc has a 4 week average price of 4,441p 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 850,490 shares. The market capitalisation of Whitbread Plc is £8,247,105,514.44.
05/5/2019
09:34
philanderer: Activist Elliott renews attack on Whitbread by plotting radical overhaul of Premier Inn Revered Wall Street activist Elliott Advisors is poised to renew its attack on Whitbread, putting it on a collision course with boss Alison Brittain for the second time in little over a year. The Sunday Telegraph understands that Elliott is becoming increasingly frustrated by the leisure giant’s strategy of owning Premier Inn hotels outright, claiming that such a move is depressing the company’s share price and leaving it open to a cut-price hostile takeover. Sources said the Paul Singer-founded fund, one of Whitbread’s biggest investors, wants it to offload chunks of its £5.8bn property portfolio. ...City sources said that Elliott, known for being one of the world’s most ­aggressive fund managers, wants Whitbread to sell 10-15pc of its hotel portfolio and “continue to be open-minded about the rest”. Those close to the $35bn (£27bn) fund manager say it, and a number of other Whitbread investors, want Premier Inn to start operating hotels owned by other companies. “It’s a strange position to be in to not have franchising or a management company,” said one person. “It’s a real outlier and the markets are punishing them for it. “The biggest risk is that is someone comes and buys this whole business.” https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/05/04/activist-elliott-renews-attack-whitbread-plotting-radical-overhaul/
30/4/2019
22:26
bountyhunter: They will be awarding themselves more options next now that they have depressed the share price! I got out a while ago after the Costa announcement due to lack of confidence in the current board.
30/4/2019
20:24
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. Proactiveinvestors.co.uk
30/4/2019
14:13
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?
30/4/2019
13:49
ygor705: Personally I am not too concerned about AirBnb.....the new Hub concept plus other initiatives in places like Cardiff to offer rooms at as low a price as £19 per night should keep WTB more competitive than many of its peers. Also, the longer BREXIT goes on then the more likely that UK hotel demand is likely to hold up. I am more concerned about the absence of news on the tender offer. To my mind, the Company's Board is in complete conflict with its shareholders on this issue and needs to tread carefully. The downbeat nature of today's announcement makes me wonder if the share price is being deliberately managed downwards for the benefit of the Board.
05/2/2019
20:50
ariel yhwh: Surprised no comment here much after a good share price reaction recently. Nobody into this? Too sensible a share for the bb's!
13/11/2018
15:08
jeffian: Yes. They will get a significant portion of proceeds returned to them. Probably. Yes. Depends how they structure it. As it's a capital disposal, it wouldn't be unusual for a reduction of shares in issue at the same time as they pay out the cash to try to keep the share price the same for comparative purposes (i.e. you would get cash and a reduction in the number of shares you hold).
31/10/2018
12:26
essentialinvestor: Costa contributes less than 30% to overall pre tax, with considerably slowing growth rates in the UK. The sale price represented about 60% of their entire market cap, taking the pre announcement WTB price. More than a good price imv. Medium term challenges here are labour cost pressures and consumer spending taking a knock.
19/9/2018
18:08
bountyhunter: as long as they monetise me that will be fine after the share price declined from over £50 and then got stuck in the doldrums for the last three years :)
10/9/2018
19:51
bountyhunter: BC, the market cap is 8.5m so if they returned say 3m that would be 6/17 * share price pence per share as a rough approximation. They may of course issue redeemable B shares instead as a more tax efficient measure.
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