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Imperial Brands PLC IMB Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 06, 2023, 5:13 PM BST | GBX
  • Last Close 20.43
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Tobacco
  • Investment Style Large Value
  • Day Range 2,034.00  –  2,055.00
  • Year Range 1,434.23  –  2,185.00
  • Market Cap 1.9027 Tril
  • Volume / Avg 3.3 Mil /  2.6 Mil
  • Price / Sales 0.60
  • Price / Book 2.77
  • Forward Div Yield 6.91%
  • Trailing Div Yield 0.09%

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Imperial Brands' Focused Strategy and Improved Capital Allocation Beginning To Reap Rewards

Business Strategy and Outlook

| Philip Gorham |

Stefan Bomhard unveiled a five-year strategic plan in 2021 that will concentrate Imperial's investments geographically and on emerging categories that are likely to become the largest profit pools in the future. The plan essentially recognizes Imperial's place in the marketplace—it is a fast follower, rather than a leader, in most markets. This makes Imperial a different investment proposition than its Big Tobacco peers, particularly Philip Morris International, which is investing in growth and moving away from the secular decline of the cigarette industry. Imperial, on the other hand, is likely to be the company more exposed to cigarettes in future, and although it should trade at a discount to its peer group, Imperial should remain a highly profitable and cash-generative business.

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Business Description

Imperial Brands is the world's fourth-largest international tobacco company (excluding China National Tobacco) with total fiscal 2022 volume of 221 billion cigarettes sold in more than 160 countries. The firm holds a leading global position in the fine-cut tobacco and hand-rolling paper categories, and it has a logistics platform in Western Europe, Altadis. Through acquisition, Imperial is the third-largest manufacturer in the U.S. and owns the Winston and blu brands.

121 Winterstoke Road
Bristol, BS3 2LL, GBR
Industry Tobacco
Employees 25,700

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FAQs for Imperial Brands PLC Stock

Yes. IMB has a forward dividend yield of 6.91%. See IMB’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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IMB’s market cap is 1.90 Tril.
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IMB’s stock style is Large Value.
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IMB’s price/sales is 0.60.
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IMB’s price/forward earnings is 7.10.
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IMB’s price/book is 2.77.
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IMB’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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