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Smith (DS)

Current Price 336.00p Bid 335.80p Ask 336.00p Change -4.06%
Last Updated: 17/06/2019 11:39. 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 30/04/2019

Turnover
£6,171.00m
Operating Profit
£427.00m
Dividend Yield
4.63
Dividend Per Share
16.20
Dividend Cover
1.27
P/E Ratio
17.00

Key Personnel

Miles William Roberts
Group Chief Executive
Adrian Ross Thomas Marsh
Group Finance Director
Gareth Davis
Non-Executive Chairman
Louise Helen Smalley
Non-Executive Director
Kathleen Anne O`Donovan
Non-Executive Director
Jonathan Clive Nicholls
Non-Executive Director
Christopher Paul Britton
Non-Executive Director
David Andrew Robbie
Non-Executive Director
Rupert Christopher Soames
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
SMDS
ISIN
GB0008220112
Shares in Issue
1,371,303,883
Market cap
£4,800.94m

Analyst Views (7)

Strong Buy
 
42.86%
Buy
 
14.29%
Hold
 
28.57%
Sell
 
14.29%
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
335.90p
Bid Price
335.80p
Ask Price
336.00p
Volume
2802368
Change Today
-14.20p
% Change Today
-4.06%
Open
348.00p
Previous Close
350.10p
Intraday High
348.00p
Intraday Low
335.60p
52 Week High
580.20p
52 Week Low
286.20p
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 AJ Bell

Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 14 Jun 2019 | 10:00 FTSE heads back towards 7,400 as oil surges on tanker explosion 13 Jun 2019 | 12:06 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 13 Jun 2019 | 10:50 DS Smith sees volume growth slow in second half 13 Jun 2019 | 09:26 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 06 Jun 2019 | 09:10 DS Smith chairman Gareth Davis term extended until January 2021 29 May 2019 | 15:04 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 23 May 2019 | 09:50 DS Smith says performing in line as margins expand in second half 30 Apr 2019 | 07:24 UK stocks drift lower amid mixed US earnings 17 Apr 2019 | 09:03 DS Smith sells packaging businesses in France, Portugal for €63m 17 Apr 2019 | 07:19 Director Deals - Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS) 11 Apr 2019 | 17:00 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 25 Mar 2019 | 10:30 Broker Forecast - Jefferies International issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 13 Mar 2019 | 10:40 Director Deals - Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS) 08 Mar 2019 | 12:00 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 08 Mar 2019 | 09:10 US and European equities equities fall following downgrades to global growth forecasts 06 Mar 2019 | 16:50 FTSE trades above 7,200 mark by midday 06 Mar 2019 | 12:10 DS Smith sells plastics business to Olympus Partners for $585m 06 Mar 2019 | 09:28 FTSE gains momentum on potential trade war breakthrough 13 Feb 2019 | 16:51 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 11 Feb 2019 | 09:10 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 29 Jan 2019 | 11:00 DS Smith wraps up acquisition of Europac 25 Jan 2019 | 07:10 Broker Forecast - Jefferies International issues a broker note on Smith (DS) PLC 04 Jan 2019 | 08:00 Director Deals - Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS) 07 Dec 2018 | 16:35 Oil production concerns and trade war tensions smash global equities 06 Dec 2018 | 16:57 Director Deals - Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS) 06 Dec 2018 | 14:25 Oil and stocks collapse with the FTSE falling through two-year lows 06 Dec 2018 | 11:57 DS Smith H1 profit jumps, plans sale of plastics arm 06 Dec 2018 | 08:01 DS Smith gets Spanish regulator nod for Europac takeover 26 Nov 2018 | 15:06 Director Deals - Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS) 14 Nov 2018 | 15:15

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Tangible Assets
2,993.0
2,396.0
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
3,220.0
2,043.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
130.0
124.0
Total Non-Current Assets
6,343.0
4,563.0
Inventory
584.0
543.0
Trade & Receivables
914.0
863.0
Cash & Receivables
382.0
297.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
296.0
63.0
Total Assets
8,519.0
6,329.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Short Term Liabilities
2,476.0
2,054.0
Long Term Liabilities
2,931.0
2,165.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
5,407.0
4,219.0

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Net Assets
3,112.0
2,110.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Share Capital
137.0
107.0
Minority Interests
1.0
1.0
Retained Earnings
0.0
0.0
Share Premium Account
2,236.0
1,260.0
Other Equity
738.0
742.0
Total Equity
3,112.0
2,110.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Cashflow from Operating Activities
535.0
453.0
Cashflow Before Financing
-1,256.0
-497.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
8.0
141.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Turnover
6,171.0
5,765.0
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
427.0
361.0
Pre-Tax Profit
350.0
292.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
274.0
259.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
03 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
H1 Dividend
04 Apr 2019
01 May 2019
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
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