WH Smith (SMWH)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

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1,858.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -3.00p
  • 52 Week High: 2,182.00
  • 52 Week Low: 1,697.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 108.18m
  • Volume: 58,603
  • Market Cap: 2,010.06m
  • RiskGrade: 146
  • Beta: 0.00

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 2.9% 3.1%
Div Cover 2.0 2.0
Op Mrgn 10.8% 11.4%
ROCE 69.7%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 17.0 16.2
PEG 3.8 3.1
Pr/Revenue 1.6 1.5
Pr/Book 9.5  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 2.3% 6.6%
PBT -4.3% 14.9%
EPS 4.5% 5.2%
DPS 12.2% 6.2%

WH Smith Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
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 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 1,262.00 134.00 109.20p 18.9 4.7 +4% 54.10p 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-19 1,344.93 153.96 114.93p 16.2 3.1 +5% 57.48p 3.1%
31-Aug-20 1,406.44 166.00 124.50p 14.9 1.8 +8% 62.17p 3.3%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Transaction in Own Shares 03-Jan-2019 17:14 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 02-Jan-2019 17:56 RNS
Total Voting Rights 31-Dec-2018 11:00 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 1,858.00p
Change Today -3.00p
% Change -0.16 %
52 Week High 2,182.00
52 Week Low 1,697.00
Volume 58,603
Shares Issued 108.18m
Market Cap 2,010.06m
Beta 0.00
RiskGrade 146

WH Smith Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
89.08% below the market average89.08% below the market average89.08% below the market average89.08% below the market average89.08% below the market average
92.73% below the sector average92.73% below the sector average92.73% below the sector average92.73% below the sector average92.73% below the sector average
Price Trend
25.95% above the market average25.95% above the market average25.95% above the market average25.95% above the market average25.95% above the market average
51.72% above the sector average51.72% above the sector average51.72% above the sector average51.72% above the sector average51.72% above the sector average
Income
19.21% below the market average19.21% below the market average19.21% below the market average19.21% below the market average19.21% below the market average
80% below the sector average80% below the sector average80% below the sector average80% below the sector average80% below the sector average
Growth
67.73% below the market average67.73% below the market average67.73% below the market average67.73% below the market average67.73% below the market average
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What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 6
Buy 0
Neutral 2
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 9
buy
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WH Smith Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 10-Jan-19 12-Jul-18
Paid 31-Jan-19 02-Aug-18
Amount 38.10p 16.00p

Trades for 17-Jan-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
13:37 72 @ 1,858.00p
13:37 104 @ 1,859.00p
13:37 17 @ 1,859.00p
13:37 114 @ 1,859.00p
13:37 67 @ 1,859.00p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton
CEO Stephen Clarke

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