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British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BATS)

British American Tobacco was founded in 1902 as a joint venture between the UK’s Imperial Tobacco Company and the American Tobacco Company. It is second only to Philip Morris in the World cigarette market, with more than 300 brands sold in around 180 markets. At one stage is was a large conglomerate operating in retail and financial services as well as tobacco, but these businesses were demerged and the company now focusses excluvely on tobacco. 

British American Tobacco dividends

It has a record of consistent dividend growth over many years.

Fundamentals

Optimized Dividends

Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 55.9p
2007 66.2p 18.4%
2008 83.7p 26.4%
2009 99.5p 18.9%
2010 114.2p 14.8%
2011 126.5p 10.8%
2012 134.9p 6.6%
2013 142.4p 5.6%
2014 148.1p 4.0%
2015 154.0p 4.0%
2016 169.4p 10.0%
2017 100.1p (40.9%)
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Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
18 Aug 2010 29 Sep 2010 2010 Interim Semiannually Paid 33.2p
09 Mar 2011 05 May 2011 2010 Final Semiannually Paid 81p
17 Aug 2011 28 Sep 2011 2011 Interim Semiannually Paid 38.1p
07 Mar 2012 03 May 2012 2011 Final Semiannually Paid 88.4p
15 Aug 2012 26 Sep 2012 2012 Interim Semiannually Paid 42.2p
13 Mar 2013 08 May 2013 2012 Final Semiannually Paid 92.7p
21 Aug 2013 30 Sep 2013 2013 Interim Semiannually Paid 45p
12 Mar 2014 08 May 2014 2013 Final Semiannually Paid 97.4p
20 Aug 2014 30 Sep 2014 2014 Interim Semiannually Paid 47.5p
19 Mar 2015 07 May 2015 2014 Final Semiannually Paid 100.6p
20 Aug 2015 30 Sep 2015 2015 Interim Semiannually Paid 49.4p
17 Mar 2016 05 May 2016 2015 Final Semiannually Paid 104.6p
18 Aug 2016 28 Sep 2016 2016 Interim Semiannually Paid 51.3p
16 Mar 2017 04 May 2017 2016 Final Semiannually Paid 118.1p
17 Aug 2017 28 Sep 2017 2017 Interim Semiannually Paid 56.5p
28 Dec 2017 08 Feb 2018 2017 Interim Semiannually Paid 43.6p
22 Mar 2018 09 May 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 48.8p
28 Jun 2018 08 Aug 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 48.8p
04 Oct 2018 15 Nov 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 48.8p
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Recent news articles

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The Telegraph online declared ‘Budget 2015 – Investors face tax raid on dividends’. Whilst this is true for those with large income portfolios, not everybody loses out and in fact those who do not currently invest in stocks and shares, there is now a tax incentive to do so.

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This article which appeared in the Saturday edition of the FT on 27th October talks about investors chasing dividends. It is a good read and vindicates our stance that the only reason to invest in equities at the present time is for Dividends.

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BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO p.l.c. HALF-YEARLY REPORT TO 30 JUNE 2012

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