LSE:IMB (Imperial Brands PLC)

About IMB

Imperial Brands Plc is the world's fourth-largest international tobacco company selling over 232 billion cigarettes each year. The company was founded in 1996 after separating from the Hanson conglomerate.

Today, the group sells a wide range of tobacco-based products, including cigarettes, papers, fine cut loose leaf, oral nicotine, heated tobacco, and, more recently, vaporisation devices & accessories. The latter is categorised under its Next Generation Product (NGP) line. Its products are manufactured all over the world under numerous brands, including Winston, Gauloises, Rizla, JPS, and Nobel, among others.

Management's long-term growth strategy surrounds the pursuit of new products that have reduced harmful side effects. The chosen flagship products for this objective are heated tobacco, oral nicotine, and vapour.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    With a constant onslaught of increasing regulatory restrictions and pressure from a public opinion regarding health concerns, the Imperial Brands share price has struggled to deliver strong performance.

    However, while the stock price may have suffered, the fact remains that tobacco products are highly addictive, resulting in steadily increasing revenue and profits. This, in turn, has translated into an impressive dividend yield for investors who aren’t concerned about the stigma surrounding investing in a tobacco company. Yet, further regulatory restrictions could significantly hamper long-term returns. And it’s a risk that should be considered before making any investment decision.

    Yes. Imperial Brands shares pay a cash dividend at an average 55% payout ratio. The stock has one year of consecutive dividend growth.

    Imperial Brands shares pay out a dividend four times a year, in February, May, August, and November.

    Imperial Brands shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange. They can be bought from any investment account that provides access to this exchange platform.

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