Associated British Foods plc Share Price and Company Fundamentals

24.500 (1.981%)
52 week
1223.0 - 2181.0

Last traded: Last Friday at 4:22 PM

Associated British Foods plc operates as a diversified food, ingredients, and retail company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Grocery, Sugar, Agriculture, Ingredients, and Retail. The Grocery segment manufactures and sells grocery products, including hot beverages, sugar and sweeteners, vegetable oils, balsamic vinegars, bread and baked goods, cereals, ethnic foods, and meat products to retail, wholesale, and foodservice businesses. The Sugar segment is involved in growing, processing, and selling sugar beet and sugar cane to industrial users. The Agriculture segment manufactures and sells animal feeds; and provides other products and services for the agriculture sector. The Ingredients segment manufactures bakers' yeast, bakery ingredients, enzymes, lipids, yeast extracts, and cereal specialties. The Retail segment is involved in buying and merchandising clothing and accessories through the Primark and Penneys retail chains, which offer womenswear, menswear, children's wear, footwear, accessories, homeware, and skincare products. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Associated British Foods plc is a subsidiary of Wittington Investments Limited.

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Company profile

Industry / SectorPackaged Foods / Consumer Defensive
Full time employees128000
Mailing addressWeston Centre 10 Grosvenor Street London W1K 4QY United Kingdom
Phone / Fax44 20 7399 6500 / 44 20 7399 6580


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Associated British Foods plc paid £0.34 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 09 June 2022.The dividend payout ratio is 26.62%. The dividend payout ratio is defined as the amout of dividend paid divided by the earnings of the company.ABF dividend payout ratio is less than 70. This is ideal as it gives company room to grow the dividends and also the excess earnings can be invested in company for growth.

ABF's forward dividend amount is £0.34 and the forward dividend yield is 2.72%. A forward dividend yield is the percentage of a company's current stock price that it expects to pay out as dividends over a certain time period, generally 12 months. Forward dividend yields are generally used in circumstances where the yield is predictable based on past instances. If not, trailing yields, which indicate the same value over the previous 12 months, are used.

Company Executives

As of Oct 2022, following are the company executives and directors listed on Associated British Foods plc.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. George Garfield WestonCEO & Exec. Director572.64M
Mr. John George BasonFin. Director & Exec. Director641.73M
Ms. Sue WhalleyChief People & Performance Officer
Ms. Julie WithnallGroup Head of Reward
Mr. Paul A. ListerCompany Sec.57
Mr. Paul MarchantChief Exec. Officer of Primark/Penneys
Ms. Lynne WalkerDirector of Primark Cares
Ms. Katharine StewartEthical Trade & Environmental Sustainability Director

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Profitability ratios are a class of financial metrics that are used to assess a business's ability to generate earnings relative to its revenue, operating costs, balance sheet assets, and shareholders' equity over time, using data from a specific point in time.

The return on equity signifies how well the management is running the company in terms of capital management. The ideal return on equity is greater than 10%. The return on equity is calculated as net income divided by total share holders equity.

Valuation and Trading Info

The market capitalization of Associated British Foods plc is and its enterprise value is .

The ABF's stocks Beta value is 1.06 making it 6% more volatile compared to LSE market index. Technology stocks and small caps tend to have higher betas than the market benchmark. This indicates that adding the stock to a portfolio will increase the portfolio’s risk, but also increase its expected return. On the other hand utility stocks often have low betas because they tend to move more slowly than market averages.

Associated British Foods plc (LSE:ABF) Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Associated British Foods plc's Stock Symbol?

Associated British Foods plc trades on LSE under the ticker symbol "ABF".

2. What is Associated British Foods plc's stock price today?

One share of ABF stock can currently be purchased for approximately £1261.5.

3. How can I contact Associated British Foods plc?

Associated British Foods plc's mailing address is Weston Centre 10 Grosvenor Street London W1K 4QY United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at 44 20 7399 6500.

4. What is Associated British Foods plc's official website?

The official website of Associated British Foods plc is