WH Smith (SMWH)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

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2,128.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -30.00p
  • 52 Week High: 2,347.00
  • 52 Week Low: 1,480.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 110.12m
  • Volume: 200,114
  • Market Cap: 2,343.34m
  • RiskGrade: 84

WH Smith Overview

WH Smith is one of the UK high streets oldest names with roots dating back to 1792. Until recently the company was split into two main operations: retail and news distribution. In 2006, after a series of disposals that saw publishing house Hodder Headline sold, the company demerged its distribution arm to leave it focused purely on retail.

1 Day Chart (22-01-2018)

6 Month Chart

Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 2.3% 2.4%
Div Cover 2.2 2.1
Op Mrgn 11.5% 11.7%
ROCE 89.9%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 20.4 19.7
PEG 2.2 4.1
Pr/Revenue 1.9 1.9
Pr/Book 12.5  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 1.8% 1.5%
PBT 6.9% 4.5%
EPS 9.3% 4.8%
DPS 9.8% 7.0%

WH Smith Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Aug-13 1,186.00 103.00 68.90p 12.3 1.8 +7% 30.70p 3.6%
31-Aug-14 1,161.00 112.00 79.00p 14.6 1.0 +15% 35.00p 3.0%
31-Aug-15 1,178.00 121.00 88.80p 16.9 1.4 +12% 39.40p 2.6%
31-Aug-16 1,212.00 131.00 95.60p 15.9 2.0 +8% 43.90p 2.9%
31-Aug-17 1,234.00 140.00 104.50p 17.7 2.0 +9% 48.20p 2.6%

a. Based on UK GAAP presentation of accounts - includes discontinued activities

WH Smith Forecasts

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Aug-18 1,252.45 146.37 109.49p 19.4 4.1 +5% 51.59p 2.4%
31-Aug-19 1,278.02 154.03 117.68p 18.1 2.4 +8% 55.71p 2.6%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Total Voting Rights 29-Dec-2017 11:00 RNS
Holding(s) in Company 21-Dec-2017 12:48 RNS
Holding(s) in Company 19-Dec-2017 08:52 RNS

Latest WH Smith Director Deals

No deals were found in the last 28 days.

Note 1: Prices and trades are provided by Digital Look Corporate Solutions and are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Note 2: RiskGrade figures are provided by RiskMetrics.

Note 3: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 4: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 5: In the case of dual listed securities, broker recommendations and forecasts relate to the primary listing.

Note 6: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.

 

WH Smith Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 2,128.00p
Change Today -30.00p
% Change -1.39 %
52 Week High 2,347.00
52 Week Low 1,480.00
Volume 200,114
Shares Issued 110.12m
Market Cap 2,343.34m
RiskGrade 84

WH Smith Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
92.48% below the market average92.48% below the market average92.48% below the market average92.48% below the market average92.48% below the market average
96.23% below the sector average96.23% below the sector average96.23% below the sector average96.23% below the sector average96.23% below the sector average
Price Trend
65.97% above the market average65.97% above the market average65.97% above the market average65.97% above the market average65.97% above the market average
82.46% above the sector average82.46% above the sector average82.46% above the sector average82.46% above the sector average82.46% above the sector average
Income
24.31% below the market average24.31% below the market average24.31% below the market average24.31% below the market average24.31% below the market average
57.89% below the sector average57.89% below the sector average57.89% below the sector average57.89% below the sector average57.89% below the sector average
Growth
39.4% below the market average39.4% below the market average39.4% below the market average39.4% below the market average39.4% below the market average
17.65% below the sector average17.65% below the sector average17.65% below the sector average17.65% below the sector average17.65% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 3
Buy 0
Neutral 7
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 11
neutral
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WH Smith Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 11-Jan-18 13-Jul-17
Paid 01-Feb-18 03-Aug-17
Amount 33.60p 14.60p

Trades for 22-Jan-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
16:53 223 @ 2,141.00p
16:52 47 @ 2,144.02p
16:52 9,849 @ 2,139.63p
16:52 3,900 @ 2,142.86p
16:35 679 @ 2,137.36p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton
CEO Stephen Clarke

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