WH Smith (SMWH)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

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1,963.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -4.00p
  • 52 Week High: 2,347.00p
  • 52 Week Low: 1,664.00p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 109.86m
  • Volume: 205,566
  • Market Cap: 2,156.55m
  • RiskGrade: 106
  • 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% 2.6%
Div Cover 2.2 2.1
Op Mrgn 11.5% 11.7%
ROCE 89.9%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 18.8 18.0
PEG 2.0 4.1
Pr/Revenue 1.7 1.7
Pr/Book 11.5  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 1.8% 1.6%
PBT 6.9% 4.4%
EPS 9.3% 4.4%
DPS 9.8% 7.5%

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 1,253.87 146.12 109.12p 18.0 4.1 +4% 51.80p 2.6%
31-Aug-19 1,280.24 153.75 117.05p 16.8 2.3 +7% 55.93p 2.8%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Transaction in Own Shares 16-Jul-2018 17:15 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 13-Jul-2018 15:24 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 10-Jul-2018 17:14 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 1,963.00p
Change Today -4.00p
% Change -0.20 %
52 Week High 2,347.00p
52 Week Low 1,664.00p
Volume 205,566
Shares Issued 109.86m
Market Cap 2,156.55m
Beta 0.01
RiskGrade 106

WH Smith Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
88.76% below the market average88.76% below the market average88.76% below the market average88.76% below the market average88.76% below the market average
85.71% below the sector average85.71% below the sector average85.71% below the sector average85.71% below the sector average85.71% below the sector average
Price Trend
27.05% above the market average27.05% above the market average27.05% above the market average27.05% above the market average27.05% above the market average
29.82% above the sector average29.82% above the sector average29.82% above the sector average29.82% above the sector average29.82% above the sector average
Income
12.71% below the market average12.71% below the market average12.71% below the market average12.71% below the market average12.71% below the market average
55% below the sector average55% below the sector average55% below the sector average55% below the sector average55% below the sector average
Growth
51.92% below the market average51.92% below the market average51.92% below the market average51.92% below the market average51.92% below the market average
14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 4
Buy 0
Neutral 6
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 11
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 16-Jul-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
16:53 46 @ 1,967.00p
16:52 476 @ 1,961.57p
16:52 333 @ 1,958.00p
16:52 1,306 @ 1,967.50p
16:52 200 @ 1,967.50p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton
CEO Stephen Clarke

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