WH Smith (SMWH)

Sector:

Retailers

Index:

FTSE 250

1,187.50p
   
  • Change Today:
    -24.50p
  • 52 Week High: 1,708.50
  • 52 Week Low: 1,172.50
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 130.91m
  • Volume: 266,907
  • Market Cap: 1,554.56m
  • 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 6.1
Op Mrgn -10.4% 5.4%
ROCE n/a  
Latest F'cast
P/E n/a 27.4
PEG n/a n/a
Pr/Revenue 1.8 1.1
Pr/Book 8.7  
Latest F'cast
Revenue -13.2% 55.1%
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 1,374.54 74.06 43.67p 27.8 n/a n/a 7.19p 0.6%
31-Aug-23 1,594.96 138.86 79.25p 15.3 0.2 +82% 27.67p 2.3%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Total Voting Rights 30-Sep-2022 11:00 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 08-Sep-2022 15:53 RNS
Trading Statement 07-Sep-2022 07:00 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 1,187.50p
Change Today -24.50p
% Change -2.02 %
52 Week High 1,708.50
52 Week Low 1,172.50
Volume 266,907
Shares Issued 130.91m
Market Cap 1,554.56m
RiskGrade 324

WH Smith Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
92.57% below the market average92.57% below the market average92.57% below the market average92.57% below the market average92.57% below the market average
86.96% below the sector average86.96% below the sector average86.96% below the sector average86.96% below the sector average86.96% below the sector average
Price Trend
8.47% above the market average8.47% above the market average8.47% above the market average8.47% above the market average8.47% above the market average
67.35% above the sector average67.35% above the sector average67.35% above the sector average67.35% above the sector average67.35% above the sector average
Income
76.98% below the market average76.98% below the market average76.98% below the market average76.98% below the market average76.98% below the market average
75% below the sector average75% below the sector average75% below the sector average75% below the sector average75% below the sector average
Growth
67.62% below the market average67.62% below the market average67.62% below the market average67.62% below the market average67.62% below the market average
79.17% below the sector average79.17% below the sector average79.17% below the sector average79.17% below the sector average79.17% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 9
Buy 1
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 07-Oct-2022

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 112,378 @ 1,187.50p
16:29 83 @ 1,185.50p
16:29 117 @ 1,185.50p
16:29 16 @ 1,186.50p
16:28 181 @ 1,186.00p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton

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