WH Smith (SMWH)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

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1,932.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      35.00p
  • 52 Week High: 2,347.00
  • 52 Week Low: 1,664.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 110.12m
  • Volume: 401,418
  • Market Cap: 2,127.50m
  • RiskGrade: 124
  • Beta: 0.01

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.

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Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 2.5% 2.7%
Div Cover 2.2 2.1
Op Mrgn 11.5% 11.7%
ROCE 89.9%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 18.5 17.7
PEG 2.0 3.9
Pr/Revenue 1.7 1.7
Pr/Book 11.4  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 1.8% 1.3%
PBT 6.9% 4.6%
EPS 9.3% 4.4%
DPS 9.8% 7.9%

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 1,249.87 146.42 109.14p 17.7 4.0 +4% 52.03p 2.7%
31-Aug-19 1,278.82 155.00 117.75p 16.4 2.1 +8% 56.35p 2.9%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Interim Results Announcement 12-Apr-2018 07:00 RNS
Holding(s) in Company 04-Apr-2018 09:33 RNS
Total Voting Rights 29-Mar-2018 12:24 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 1,932.00p
Change Today 35.00p
% Change 1.85 %
52 Week High 2,347.00
52 Week Low 1,664.00
Volume 401,418
Shares Issued 110.12m
Market Cap 2,127.50m
Beta 0.01
RiskGrade 124

WH Smith Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
89.22% below the market average89.22% below the market average89.22% below the market average89.22% below the market average89.22% below the market average
88.68% below the sector average88.68% below the sector average88.68% below the sector average88.68% below the sector average88.68% below the sector average
Price Trend
16.43% above the market average16.43% above the market average16.43% above the market average16.43% above the market average16.43% above the market average
33.33% above the sector average33.33% above the sector average33.33% above the sector average33.33% above the sector average33.33% above the sector average
Income
13% below the market average13% below the market average13% below the market average13% below the market average13% below the market average
52.63% below the sector average52.63% below the sector average52.63% below the sector average52.63% below the sector average52.63% below the sector average
Growth
45.12% below the market average45.12% below the market average45.12% below the market average45.12% below the market average45.12% below the market average
9.80% above the sector average9.80% above the sector average9.80% above the sector average9.80% above the sector average9.80% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 4
Buy 0
Neutral 5
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 10
buy
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WH Smith Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 12-Jul-18 11-Jan-18
Paid 02-Aug-18 01-Feb-18
Amount 16.00p 33.60p

Trades for 20-Apr-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
16:53 382 @ 1,932.00p
16:53 258 @ 1,932.00p
16:53 56 @ 1,922.75p
16:52 18 @ 1,915.42p
16:52 1,700 @ 1,917.31p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton
CEO Stephen Clarke

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