Share Prices & Company Research

Stockbroking

Smith (DS)

Current Price 318.10p Bid 317.90p Ask 318.30p Change -0.22%
Last Updated: 28/02/2024 22:04. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
Call 0113 243 6941 or search for your local office

Company Overview

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide. Over the past 80 years our organisation has grown dramatically, as have our services and areas of expertise. Our story can be traced back to the box-making business started by the Smith Family in East London in the 1940s. During the next half a century we grew our reputation for quality engineering and a dedication to our customers. As we grew our scale, we grew our capabilities - adding papermaking and recycling so we could view our customers' challenges in the whole and not just one part.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 30/04/2023

Revenue
£8,221.00m
Operating Profit/Loss
£733.00m
Dividend yield (%)
5.80
Total dividend for year
n/ap
Dividend cover
2.39
P/E Ratio
7.20

Key Personnel

Mr Miles Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Richard Pike
Group Finance Director
Mr Alan Johnson
Non-Executive Director
Mr Alina Kessel
Non-Executive Director
Mr David Robbie
Non-Executive Director
Mr Eric Olsen
Non-Executive Director
Mr Geoffrey Drabble
Non-Executive Director
Mr Louise Smalley
Non-Executive Director
Ms Celia Baxter
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
SMDSL
ISIN
GB0008220112
Shares in Issue
944.74m
Market cap
£3,005.23m

Analyst Views (1)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
100.00%
Hold
 
0%
Sell
 
0%
Strong Sell
 
0%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect the views held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
318.10p
Bid Price
317.90p
Ask Price
318.30p
Volume
610,174
Change Today
-0.70p
% Change Today
-0.22%
Open
318.60p
Previous Close
318.10p
Intraday High
320.00p
Intraday Low
315.60p
52 Week High
343.00p
52 Week Low
264.20p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Income Statement

Year End Date
30 Apr 2023
30 Apr 2022
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
8,221.00
7,241.00
Operating Profit/Loss
733.00
443.00
Net Interest
-73.00
-69.00
Pre-Tax Profit
661.00
378.00
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
492.00
280.00
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
11.00
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
503.00
280.00
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
502.00
280.00
Minority Interests
1.00
n/a
Total Dividend Paid
n/ap
n/ap
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
30 Apr 2023
30 Apr 2022
Basic
35.80p
20.40p
Diluted
35.50p
20.30p
Adjusted
43.00p
30.70p
Dividend per Share
n/ap
n/ap

Assets

Year End Date
30 Apr 2023
30 Apr 2022
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
3,753.00
3,327.00
Intangible Assets
2,938.00
2,916.00
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
34.00
33.00
Other Financial Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Assets
201.00
502.00
Current Assets
Inventories
619.00
703.00
Trade & Other Receivables
1,280.00
1,263.00
Cash at Bank & In Hand
472.00
819.00
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
160.00
323.00
Other Assets
n/a
n/a
Total Assets
9,457.00
9,886.00

Liabilities

Year End Date
30 Apr 2023
30 Apr 2022
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
248.00
817.00
Other Current Liabilities
2,791.00
2,750.00
Total Current Liabilities
3,039.00
3,567.00
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
1,896.00
1,531.00
Provisions
273.00
403.00
Other Non-Current Liabilities
162.00
151.00
Total Non-Current Liabilities
2,331.00
2,085.00
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
5,370.00
5,652.00

Net Assets

Year End Date
30 Apr 2023
30 Apr 2022
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
4,087.00
4,234.00

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
30 Apr 2023
30 Apr 2022
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
138.00
137.00
Share Premium Account
2,251.00
2,248.00
Other Reserves
1,695.00
1,847.00
Retained Earnings
n/a
n/a
Shareholders Funds
4,084.00
4,232.00
Minority Interests/Other Equity
3.00
2.00
Total Equity
4,087.00
4,234.00

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Interim
14 Dec 2023
31 Jan 2024
6.00p
Final
07 Sep 2023
03 Oct 2023
12.00p
Interim
15 Dec 2022
31 Jan 2023
6.00p
Final
06 Oct 2022
01 Nov 2022
10.20p
Interim
07 Apr 2022
03 May 2022
4.80p
Final
07 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
8.10p
Interim
08 Apr 2021
04 May 2021
4.00p
Final
03 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
11.00p
Interim
04 Apr 2019
01 May 2019
5.20p
Final
04 Oct 2018
01 Nov 2018
9.80p
Interim
05 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
4.90p
Final
05 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017
10.60p
Interim
06 Apr 2017
02 May 2017
4.60p
Final
29 Sep 2016
01 Nov 2016
8.80p
Interim
31 Mar 2016
03 May 2016
4.00p
Final
01 Oct 2015
02 Nov 2015
7.70p
Interim
02 Apr 2015
01 May 2015
3.70p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
30 Apr 2023
30 Apr 2022
Dividend growth
20.00%
23.97%
Dividend yield
5.80%
4.50%
Dividend cover
2.39
2.05


Cboe Global Markets® is a registered trade mark of Cboe Global Markets, Inc., a company incorporated in the United States of America with registered address at 400 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60605, USA. Cboe shall own any and all rights including without limitation Intellectual Property rights and any and all goodwill arising directly or indirectly out of the Recipient’s use of the “Cboe Global Markets®”, “Cboe®” and “Bats®”” trademarks. Neither Cboe nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the Cboe Europe Indices or underlying data. No further distribution of Cboe Europe data is permitted without Cboe’s express written consent.

The value of your investments and the income from them may go down as well as up, and you could get back less than you invested.