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Smith (DS)

Current Price 519.40p Bid 517.80p Ask 518.40p Change -0.08%
Last Updated: 24/06/2018 13:55. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

DS Smith Plc is a leading provider of corrugated packaging and are present in 37 countries, employing around 28,500 people. Its story can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family in East London. DS Smith originally listed on the London Stock exchange in the late 1950s.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 30/04/2018

Turnover
£5,765.00m
Operating Profit
£361.00m
Dividend Yield
2.84
Dividend Per Share
14.70
Dividend Cover
1.69
P/E Ratio
20.81

Key Personnel

Miles William Roberts
Group Chief Executive
Adrian Ross Thomas Marsh
Group Finance Director
Gareth Davis
Non-Executive Chairman
Christopher Paul Britton
Non-Executive Director
Ian Ward Griffiths
Non-Executive Director
Jonathan Clive Nicholls
Non-Executive Director
Kathleen Anne O`Donovan
Non-Executive Director
Louise Helen Smalley
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
SMDS
ISIN
GB0008220112
Shares in Issue
1,074,560,229
Market cap
£5,568.37m

Analyst Views (8)

Strong Buy
 
50.00%
Buy
 
12.50%
Hold
 
37.50%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
0.00%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
517.80p
Bid Price
517.80p
Ask Price
518.40p
Volume
4863615
Change Today
-0.40p
% Change Today
-0.08%
Open
520.00p
Previous Close
517.80p
Intraday High
523.40p
Intraday Low
512.40p
52 Week High
583.00p
52 Week Low
439.60p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Smith (DS) Intra-day Chart

Smith (DS) News

News in this section is provided by MoneyAM

Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 19 Jun 2018 | 10:00 UK stocks slump 0.7% as trade war talk intensifies 19 Jun 2018 | 09:07 DS Smith launches £1bn share issue to fund Papeles y Cartones de Europa deal 19 Jun 2018 | 07:24 FTSE dips as weaker miners offset rising banks 18 Jun 2018 | 09:15 DS Smith pre-tax profit rises amid strong organic box volume growth 18 Jun 2018 | 07:45 Strong utilities help fire FTSE 04 Jun 2018 | 16:47 Rally in utility sector lifts FTSE 04 Jun 2018 | 11:46 UK stocks open 0.7% higher, buoyed by US jobs data 04 Jun 2018 | 08:57 DS Smith bids €1.67bn for Eastern European packaging group Europac 04 Jun 2018 | 07:14 Broker Forecast - Davy Research issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 18 May 2018 | 11:40 DS Smith upgrades synergy targets from Interstate acquisition 01 May 2018 | 07:16 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 10 Apr 2018 | 12:40 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 09 Apr 2018 | 12:10 DS Smith to hire two additional directors following international expansion 12 Mar 2018 | 15:00 DS Smith forecasts flat full-year return on sales, in line with expectations 07 Mar 2018 | 07:08 FTSE falls as insurers struggle 07 Dec 2017 | 16:50 FTSE flat as pound claws back losses 07 Dec 2017 | 11:51 Brexit fears dampen FTSE 07 Dec 2017 | 08:42 DS Smith pre-tax profit falls 5% 07 Dec 2017 | 07:22 Broker Forecast - Jefferies International issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 27 Nov 2017 | 09:50 Weaker commodity prices drag on miners 31 Oct 2017 | 16:47 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 31 Oct 2017 | 08:20 DS Smith says trading as expected 31 Oct 2017 | 07:28 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 19 Oct 2017 | 12:10 UK employment data and Brexit bill delays weighs on pound 18 Oct 2017 | 16:54 DS Smith acquires Romanian group for €208m 18 Oct 2017 | 10:01 Director Deals - Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS) 27 Sep 2017 | 15:00 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 12 Sep 2017 | 12:20 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 06 Sep 2017 | 10:00 Weak Wall Street open pressures FTSE 05 Sep 2017 | 16:25

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Tangible Assets
2,396.0
1,866.0
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
2,043.0
1,178.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
124.0
113.0
Total Non-Current Assets
4,563.0
3,157.0
Inventory
543.0
406.0
Trade & Receivables
863.0
766.0
Cash & Receivables
297.0
139.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
63.0
25.0
Total Assets
6,329.0
4,493.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Short Term Liabilities
2,054.0
1,650.0
Long Term Liabilities
2,165.0
1,488.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
4,219.0
3,138.0

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Net Assets
2,110.0
1,355.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Share Capital
107.0
95.0
Minority Interests
1.0
2.0
Retained Earnings
0.0
0.0
Share Premium Account
1,260.0
728.0
Other Equity
742.0
530.0
Total Equity
2,110.0
1,355.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
453.0
523.0
Cashflow Before Financing
-497.0
226.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
141.0
1.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2017
Turnover
5,765.0
4,781.0
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
361.0
316.0
Pre-Tax Profit
292.0
264.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
259.0
208.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
04 Oct 2018
01 Nov 2018
H1 Dividend
05 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
H2 Dividend
05 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017
H1 Dividend
06 Apr 2017
02 May 2017
H2 Dividend
29 Sep 2016
01 Nov 2016
H1 Dividend
31 Mar 2016
03 May 2016
H2 Dividend
01 Oct 2015
02 Nov 2015
H1 Dividend
09 Apr 2015
01 May 2015
H2 Dividend
01 Oct 2014
03 Nov 2014
H1 Dividend
02 Apr 2014
01 May 2014
H2 Dividend
02 Oct 2013
01 Nov 2013
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