WH Smith (SMWH)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

1,701.50p
   
  • Change Today:
      4.00p
  • 52 Week High: 2,016.00
  • 52 Week Low: 1,311.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 130.91m
  • Volume: 382,914
  • Market Cap: 2,227.43m
  • RiskGrade: 324

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 0.0% 0.6%
Div Cover n/a 4.4
Op Mrgn -10.4% 5.2%
ROCE n/a  
Latest F'cast
P/E n/a 42.4
PEG n/a n/a
Pr/Revenue 2.5 1.6
Pr/Book 12.2  
Latest F'cast
Revenue -13.2% 53.0%
PBT n/a n/a
EPS n/a n/a
DPS n/a n/a

WH Smith Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
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%
31-Aug-20 1,021.00 (280.00) (43.30)p n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0%
31-Aug-21 886.00 (116.00) (22.10)p n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0%

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-22 1,355.27 69.89 40.16p 42.4 n/a n/a 9.16p 0.6%
31-Aug-23 1,566.91 139.85 78.83p 21.6 0.2 +96% 29.45p 1.9%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Result of AGM 19-Jan-2022 16:02 RNS
Trading update for the 20 week period to 15 Jan 22 19-Jan-2022 07:00 RNS
Holding(s) in Company 05-Jan-2022 15:29 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 1,701.50p
Change Today 4.00p
% Change 0.24 %
52 Week High 2,016.00
52 Week Low 1,311.00
Volume 382,914
Shares Issued 130.91m
Market Cap 2,227.43m
RiskGrade 324

WH Smith Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
94.21% below the market average94.21% below the market average94.21% below the market average94.21% below the market average94.21% below the market average
95.56% below the sector average95.56% below the sector average95.56% below the sector average95.56% below the sector average95.56% below the sector average
Price Trend
35.42% below the market average35.42% below the market average35.42% below the market average35.42% below the market average35.42% below the market average
32.08% below the sector average32.08% below the sector average32.08% below the sector average32.08% below the sector average32.08% below the sector average
Income
75.5% below the market average75.5% below the market average75.5% below the market average75.5% below the market average75.5% below the market average
56.52% below the sector average56.52% below the sector average56.52% below the sector average56.52% below the sector average56.52% below the sector average
Growth
39.29% below the market average39.29% below the market average39.29% below the market average39.29% below the market average39.29% below the market average
30.61% below the sector average30.61% below the sector average30.61% below the sector average30.61% below the sector average30.61% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 10
Buy 0
Neutral 1
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 11
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 21-Jan-2022

Time Volume / Share Price
16:38 32 @ 1,701.50p
16:35 167,161 @ 1,701.50p
16:29 2 @ 1,714.00p
16:29 15 @ 1,714.00p
16:29 24 @ 1,716.00p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton

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