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WH Smith (SMWH)
Share Price: 951.50p Change Today: 8.50p  Market Cap: 1,245.19m

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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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 1,104.74 8.78 4.42p 213.4 n/a n/a 4.01p 0.4%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Holding(s) in Company 12-Oct-2020 11:21 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 09-Oct-2020 09:24 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 09-Oct-2020 09:18 RNS

Latest WH Smith Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
08-Oct-20 Transfer To Robert Moorhead 0.000p 7,027 0.00
08-Oct-20 Transfer To Henry Staunton 0.000p 9,523 0.00

Note 1: Prices and trades are provided by Digital Look Corporate Solutions and are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Note 2: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 3: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 4: In the case of dual listed securities, broker recommendations and forecasts relate to the primary listing.

Note 5: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.


Price Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 951.50p
Change Today 8.50p
% Change 0.90 %
Volume 159,901
16-Oct-20 Close 943.00p
Shares Issued 130.87m
Market Cap 1,245.19m
Year End 31-Aug-19

What The Brokers Say

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

Time Volume / Share Price
16:04 280 @ 951.50p
16:04 76 @ 951.50p
16:04 97 @ 951.50p
16:04 33 @ 951.50p
16:04 18 @ 951.50p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton