WH Smith (SMWH)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

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2,054.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      2.00p
  • 52 Week High: 2,347.00
  • 52 Week Low: 1,699.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 108.75m
  • Volume: 418,102
  • Market Cap: 2,233.71m
  • RiskGrade: 196
  • Beta: 0.94

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 2.6% 2.6%
Div Cover 2.0 1.8
Op Mrgn 10.8% 11.3%
ROCE 69.7%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 18.8 20.9
PEG 4.2 n/a
Pr/Revenue 1.8 1.8
Pr/Book 10.5  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 2.3% n/a
PBT -4.3% 6.9%
EPS 4.5% -10.1%
DPS 12.2% 0.2%

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 1,234.00 140.00 104.50p 14.6 0.8 +18% 48.20p 3.2%
31-Aug-17 1,262.00 134.00 109.20p 16.9 4.2 +4% 54.10p 2.9%

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 1,262.00 143.18 98.20p 20.9 n/a -10% 54.18p 2.6%
31-Aug-19 1,304.69 155.09 116.00p 17.7 1.0 +18% 57.02p 2.7%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Transaction in Own Shares 14-Nov-2018 17:21 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 13-Nov-2018 17:37 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 12-Nov-2018 17:24 RNS

Latest WH Smith Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
06-Nov-18 Transfer From Ian Houghton 0.000p 4,840 0.00
06-Nov-18 Transfer From Ian Houghton 0.000p 15,456 0.00
06-Nov-18 Transfer From Robert Moorhead 0.000p 8,988 0.00

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 2,054.00p
Change Today 2.00p
% Change 0.10 %
52 Week High 2,347.00
52 Week Low 1,699.00
Volume 418,102
Shares Issued 108.75m
Market Cap 2,233.71m
Beta 0.94
RiskGrade 196

WH Smith Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
87.68% below the market average87.68% below the market average87.68% below the market average87.68% below the market average87.68% below the market average
85.45% below the sector average85.45% below the sector average85.45% below the sector average85.45% below the sector average85.45% below the sector average
Price Trend
77.22% above the market average77.22% above the market average77.22% above the market average77.22% above the market average77.22% above the market average
75.86% above the sector average75.86% above the sector average75.86% above the sector average75.86% above the sector average75.86% above the sector average
Income
34.76% below the market average34.76% below the market average34.76% below the market average34.76% below the market average34.76% below the market average
74.36% below the sector average74.36% below the sector average74.36% below the sector average74.36% below the sector average74.36% below the sector average
Growth
53.57% below the market average53.57% below the market average53.57% below the market average53.57% below the market average53.57% below the market average
10.71% above the sector average10.71% above the sector average10.71% above the sector average10.71% above the sector average10.71% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 5
Buy 0
Neutral 4
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 10
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 14-Nov-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
16:51 1,887 @ 2,054.45p
16:51 64 @ 2,051.00p
16:47 3 @ 2,054.00p
16:47 3 @ 2,060.00p
16:47 3 @ 2,058.00p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton
CEO Stephen Clarke

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