WH Smith (SMWH)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

2,394.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      14.00p
  • 52 Week High: 2,654.00
  • 52 Week Low: 1,896.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 115.06m
  • Volume: 21,505
  • Market Cap: 2,754.53m
  • RiskGrade: 110

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 2.4% 2.5%
Div Cover 2.0 1.9
Op Mrgn 10.0% 10.9%
ROCE 56.5%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 20.7 20.5
PEG 3.5 7.1
Pr/Revenue 2.0 1.8
Pr/Book 11.6  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 10.7% 10.5%
PBT 0.7% 24.8%
EPS 6.0% 2.9%
DPS 7.6% 6.0%

WH Smith Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
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 96.50p 15.8 1.8 +9% 43.90p 2.9%
31-Aug-17 1,234.00 140.00 104.50p 17.7 2.2 +8% 48.20p 2.6%
31-Aug-18 1,262.00 134.00 108.20p 19.1 4.8 +4% 54.10p 2.6%
31-Aug-19 1,397.00 135.00 114.70p 17.1 2.8 +6% 58.20p 3.0%

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-20 1,543.41 168.48 117.98p 20.2 7.1 +3% 61.68p 2.5%
31-Aug-21 1,671.00 191.42 130.23p 18.3 1.8 +10% 68.35p 2.8%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Total Voting Rights 31-Jan-2020 10:34 RNS
Result of AGM 22-Jan-2020 16:12 RNS
Trading Statement 22-Jan-2020 07:00 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 2,394.00p
Change Today 14.00p
% Change 0.59 %
52 Week High 2,654.00
52 Week Low 1,896.00
Volume 21,505
Shares Issued 115.06m
Market Cap 2,754.53m
RiskGrade 110

WH Smith Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
92.03% below the market average92.03% below the market average92.03% below the market average92.03% below the market average92.03% below the market average
95.92% below the sector average95.92% below the sector average95.92% below the sector average95.92% below the sector average95.92% below the sector average
Price Trend
62.85% above the market average62.85% above the market average62.85% above the market average62.85% above the market average62.85% above the market average
62.96% above the sector average62.96% above the sector average62.96% above the sector average62.96% above the sector average62.96% above the sector average
Income
24.55% below the market average24.55% below the market average24.55% below the market average24.55% below the market average24.55% below the market average
36.84% below the sector average36.84% below the sector average36.84% below the sector average36.84% below the sector average36.84% below the sector average
Growth
44.21% below the market average44.21% below the market average44.21% below the market average44.21% below the market average44.21% below the market average
44.44% above the sector average44.44% above the sector average44.44% above the sector average44.44% above the sector average44.44% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 6
Buy 0
Neutral 3
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 9
buy
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WH Smith Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 09-Jan-20 11-Jul-19
Paid 30-Jan-20 01-Aug-19
Amount 41.00p 17.20p

Trades for 21-Feb-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
09:42 200 @ 2,394.00p
09:41 200 @ 2,394.00p
09:41 92 @ 2,394.00p
09:38 204 @ 2,394.00p
09:34 238 @ 2,394.00p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton

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