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WH Smith (SMWH)
Share Price: 1,874.00p Change Today: 2.00p  Market Cap: £2,044.47m

WH Smith Overview

WH Smith is one of the UK high street’s 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-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 1,262.00 145.57 98.20p 19.1 n/a -10% 54.27p 2.9%
31-Aug-19 1,289.59 153.59 116.57p 16.1 0.9 +19% 56.86p 3.0%

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WH Smith Company Announcements

Preliminary Results 11-Oct-2018 07:00 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 05-Oct-2018 15:12 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 04-Oct-2018 17:37 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: 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 1,874.00p
Change Today 2.00p
% Change 0.11 %
Volume 337,159
12-Oct-18 Close 1,872.00p
Shares Issued 109.10m
Market Cap £2,044.47m
Year End 31-Aug-17

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 4
Buy 0
Neutral 3
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 8
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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 15-Oct-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
15:31 65 @ 1,874.00p
15:31 150 @ 1,874.00p
15:31 100 @ 1,874.00p
15:31 108 @ 1,873.00p
15:31 194 @ 1,873.00p

WH Smith Key Personnel

Chair Henry Staunton
CEO Stephen Clarke