BT Group (BT.A)
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What is BT Group?Copy link to section
BT Group, formerly known as British Telecom, is a telecommunications and media company. Its main business is supplying mobile and broadband services, while it also builds and supplies 5G infrastructure and connectivity to more than half of the UK.
BT owns the EE brand, through which it supplies 5G and phone contracts to customers in the UK. It also operates a media arm, BT Sport, which is now part of a joint venture with Warner Bros. Discovery.
The company also owns Openreach, an infrastructure business which is tasked with supplying and maintaining virtually the entire UK broadband network. By law, it’s required to provide these services while also allowing rival networks to access them.
How does BT Group make money?Copy link to section
By providing phone and broadband services to consumers, alongside an enterprise arm which supplies communications network hardware and infrastructure to businesses. This includes things like fibre broadband, VoIP services, and mobile phone services.
What is BT Group’s best selling service?Copy link to section
The Consumer business segment drives the most revenue every year. ‘Consumer’ includes things like home wireless broadband, monthly phone contracts, and pay-as-you-go phones. Essentially anything that’s sold to an individual rather than a business.
Who are the key executives at BT Group?Copy link to section
Philip Jansen is the Chief Executive of BT. He’s supported by a leadership team made up of other executive-level staff. Here are some of the key figures within it.
- Philip Jansen, Chief Executive
- Simon Lowth, CFO
- Marc Allera, CEO, Consumer
- Bas Burger, CEO, BT Business
- Harmeen Mehta, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer
- Ed Peter, Corporate Affairs Director
- Howard Watson, Chief Security and Networks Officer
- Athalie Williams, Chief Human Resources Officer
- Sabine Chalmers, Group General Counsel
- Clive Selley, CEO, Openreach
Where can I buy shares in BT Group?Copy link to section
You can buy BT Group stock on a stock trading platform. These platforms are extremely simple to use but there are different options to suit your specific needs. If you are a first-time investor you might want to use a trading platform for beginners, while if you plan on doing a lot of trading from your phone, a stock trading app might be best.
Are there any other ways to invest in BT Group?Copy link to section
The simplest way to invest in BT Group is to buy shares through a stock broker. However, you can also invest through an ETF or a fund. The best ETFs allow you to invest in the stock market more generally rather than focus on one company.
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What is the BT Group stock price today?Copy link to section
The BT.A stock price today is currently £1.42, as of March 29 2023. The price of BT Group is down 24.71% over the last year. You can use the live BT Group stock chart to track the LON:BT.A price in real time above, or compare the BT Group value today to its past performance using the BT Group financials tab at the top of this page.
What is the 52-week low for BT Group stock?Copy link to section
The 52-week low for BT Group stock is £1.10. BT.A stock is currently 26.92% above the 52-week low.
What is the 52-week high for BT Group stock?Copy link to section
The 52-week high for BT Group stock is £1.96. BT.A stock is currently 27.70% below the 52-week high.
What is the stock forecast for BT Group?Copy link to section
The average BT Group stock forecast has a price target of £1.77 by the end of 2023. BT Group’s latest financial results, the broader economic outlook, and the amount of competition in the industry all influence these forecasts.
It’s best to take analyst forecasts with a grain of salt but you can use their estimates to help you understand the weight of opinion about a stock.
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BT Group’s market capitalisation is £14.12 billion. This is calculated by multiplying the number of shares that have been issued by the current BT.A share price. Another way of measuring this is enterprise value, which includes BT Group’s debt obligations. BT Group’s enterprise value is £34.60 billion.
BT was first privatised in 1984, when the UK government sold 50% of shares to the investors. The government retained a half stake until 1993, when it sold off its last remaining investment in the business.
The American businessman Patrick Drahi owns the most BT shares. He owns more than a billion of the outstanding shares, or 18% of the total shares in circulation. T-Mobile is the second largest shareholder, with 12%, followed by BNP Paribas, which owns 7.51%.
BT competes with other major telecoms companies in the UK and across the world. Here are some of its main competitors.
- Vodafone. Vodafone is a British telecoms company that operates around the world.
- AT&T. AT&T is an American telecoms and media company with operations across the globe.
- Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom is a German telecoms company that includes the T-Mobile brand under its umbrella.
BT posts its quarterly reports in February, May, July, and November. The full year results are posted in February.
Yes, BT pays a dividend. It generally pays dividends twice a year, paid in February and September.
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