Associated British Foods plc (ABF.LSE)

Exchange: London Stock Exchange
Currency: GBX

Price: 1,884.00 (Close)



52 Week range 200d Moving Avg. Beta
1,554.00 – 2,730.00 2,037.26 0.65
Dividend Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend date
0.46 2.33% 2019-12-12
P/E Ratio Latest EPS DGR 3 years
20.11 89.40 -30.40%
Low Volatility
Dividend Growth


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 sale of 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, lingerie, children’s wear, menswear, footwear, accessories, hosiery, beauty, and homeware. 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.


Sector: Industry:
Consumer Defensive Packaged Foods

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Ratings

Total ESG Score

31 – 63 percentile


10 – 4 percentile


15 – 4 percentile


5 – 4 percentile

Controversy level


Dividend Safety Metrics

Latest EPS 89.40
Annual Payout 0.46
Payout Ratio 0.51%
Dividend growth 19 Years
Dividend Score 81
Dividend Coverage Ratio 194.35
Altman-Z score 0.00


Associated British Foods plc (ABF.LSE) Valuation

Associated British Foods plc’s current dividend yield of 2.33% is 79% above its 5-year average. The 5-year average dividend yield is 1.30% (see red-line in chart). This indicates the stock may be undervalued today.

Associated British Foods plc (ABF.LSE) Performance

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Associated British Foods plc (ABF.LSE) Total Return

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Dividend Scorecard

Dividend Yield (TTM) Annual Payout Payout Ratio Dividend growth
2.33 0.46 0.51% 19 Years


Dividend Growth Summary

3 Year Growth Rate (CAGR) -30.40%
5 Year Growth Rate (CAGR) -18.28%
10 Year Growth Rate (CAGR) -5.14%

Dividend Growth Rates History

Year Payout Amount Annual Payout Growth (YoY)
2019 12.393 -72.5%
2018 45.000 9.8%
2017 41.000 11.6%
2016 36.750 5.0%
2015 35.000 2.9%
2014 34.000 2.9%
2013 33.039 15.9%
2012 28.500 15.2%
2011 24.750 4.0%
2010 23.800 13.3%
2009 21.000 3.7%
2008 20.250 3.8%
2007 19.500 4.0%
2006 18.750 4.2%
2005 18.000 -31.4%

Associated British Foods plc (ABF.LSE) Dividend Payment History