WH Smith (SMWH)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

935.50p
   
  • Change Today:
    -17.50p
  • 52 Week High: 2,654.00
  • 52 Week Low: 700.50
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 130.87m
  • Volume: 45,413
  • Market Cap: 1,224.25m
  • RiskGrade: 286

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 6.1% 0.0%
Div Cover 2.0 1.4
Op Mrgn 10.0% -8.8%
ROCE 56.5%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 8.3 n/a
PEG 1.4 n/a
Pr/Revenue 0.9 1.3
Pr/Book 5.3  
Latest F'cast
Revenue 10.7% -30.1%
PBT 0.7% n/a
EPS 6.0% n/a
DPS 7.6% -100.0%

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-20 976.15 (86.13) (57.30)p n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0%
31-Aug-21 1,111.74 11.53 5.77p 165.2 n/a n/a 4.01p 0.4%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Total Voting Rights 30-Sep-2020 10:31 RNS
Board Changes 09-Sep-2020 10:03 RNS
Total Voting Rights 28-Aug-2020 11:52 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 935.50p
Change Today -17.50p
% Change -1.84 %
52 Week High 2,654.00
52 Week Low 700.50
Volume 45,413
Shares Issued 130.87m
Market Cap 1,224.25m
RiskGrade 286

WH Smith Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
58.91% below the market average58.91% below the market average58.91% below the market average58.91% below the market average58.91% below the market average
54.17% below the sector average54.17% below the sector average54.17% below the sector average54.17% below the sector average54.17% below the sector average
Price Trend
83.24% below the market average83.24% below the market average83.24% below the market average83.24% below the market average83.24% below the market average
79.59% below the sector average79.59% below the sector average79.59% below the sector average79.59% below the sector average79.59% below the sector average
Income
25.8% below the market average25.8% below the market average25.8% below the market average25.8% below the market average25.8% below the market average
63.64% below the sector average63.64% below the sector average63.64% below the sector average63.64% below the sector average63.64% below the sector average
Growth
15.53% below the market average15.53% below the market average15.53% below the market average15.53% below the market average15.53% below the market average
59.18% above the sector average59.18% above the sector average59.18% above the sector average59.18% above the sector average59.18% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 8
Buy 0
Neutral 2
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 10
strong_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 01-Oct-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
09:26 46 @ 935.50p
09:21 45 @ 936.00p
09:21 1 @ 936.00p
09:21 50 @ 936.00p
09:21 193 @ 936.00p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton

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