BAT FY revenues rise on higher prices; strong cigarette sales
British American Tobacco on Thursday reported a rise in annual revenue as it said it expected another year of high single figure adjusted constant currency earnings growth.
The maker of Luck Strike cigarettes said revenue rose 5.7% to £25.88bn on the back of higher prices and a strong performance from its traditional tobacco business and new products.
Pre-tax profit fell to £7.91bn compared with £8.35bn. The company said it expected adjusted revenue growth at constant rates of exchange in a range of 3% - 5%.
BAT said it anticipated global industry cigarette and tobacco-heating products volume in 2020 to fall around 4%.