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Smith (DS)

Current Price 339.10p Bid 292.00p Ask 372.00p Change -1.60%
Last Updated: 30/05/2020 17:28. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

DS Smith is an international packaging company. It is the UK's leading producer of recycled paper board and manufacturer of corrugated packaging. The company also produces corrugated packaging in various countries in continental Europe and we manufacture plastic packaging.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 30/04/2019

Revenue
£6,171.00m
Operating Profit/Loss
£427.00m
Dividend yield (%)
4.50
Total dividend for year
16.2000p
Dividend cover
2.06
P/E Ratio
10.70

Key Personnel

Mr Gareth Davis
Chairman
Mr Miles Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Iain Simm
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Mr Adrian Marsh
Group Finance Director
Mr Alina Kessel
Non-Executive Director
Mr Chris Britton
Non-Executive Director
Mr David Robbie
Non-Executive Director
Mr Louise Smalley
Non-Executive Director
Ms Celia Baxter
Non-Executive Director
Mr Rupert Soames
Senior Independent Director

Stock Details

EPIC
SMDS
ISIN
GB0008220112
Shares in Issue
1,372.42m
Market cap
£4,653.87m
Sector

Analyst Views (12)

Strong Buy
 
41.67%
Buy
 
0%
Hold
 
50.00%
Sell
 
0%
Strong Sell
 
8.33%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
339.10p
Bid Price
292.00p
Ask Price
372.00p
Volume
6,059,319
Change Today
-5.50p
% Change Today
-1.60%
Open
340.50p
Previous Close
339.10p
Intraday High
348.30p
Intraday Low
246.00p
52 Week High
394.80p
52 Week Low
246.00p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

News

Income Statement

Year End Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
6,171.00
5,518.00
Operating Profit/Loss
427.00
329.00
Net Interest
-84.00
-70.00
Pre-Tax Profit
350.00
260.00
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
262.00
237.00
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
12.00
22.00
Profit/Loss for the Year
274.00
259.00
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
274.00
259.00
Minority Interests
n/a
n/a
Total Dividend Paid
16.2000p
14.7000p
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
Basic
19.70p
19.73p
Diluted
19.70p
19.63p
Adjusted
33.30p
28.56p
Dividend per Share
16.2000p
14.7000p

Assets

Year End Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
2,993.00
2,396.00
Intangible Assets
3,211.00
2,043.00
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
45.00
35.00
Other Financial Assets
12.00
15.00
Other Non-Current Assets
82.00
74.00
Current Assets
Inventories
584.00
543.00
Trade & Other Receivables
932.00
878.00
Cash at Bank & In Hand
382.00
297.00
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
278.00
48.00
Other Assets
n/a
n/a
Total Assets
8,519.00
6,329.00

Liabilities

Year End Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
362.00
191.00
Other Current Liabilities
2,114.00
1,863.00
Total Current Liabilities
2,476.00
2,054.00
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
2,392.00
1,811.00
Provisions
339.00
199.00
Other Non-Current Liabilities
200.00
155.00
Total Non-Current Liabilities
2,931.00
2,165.00
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
5,407.00
4,219.00

Net Assets

Year End Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
3,112.00
2,110.00

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
30 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
137.00
107.00
Share Premium Account
2,236.00
1,260.00
Other Reserves
738.00
742.00
Retained Earnings
n/a
n/a
Shareholders Funds
3,111.00
2,109.00
Minority Interests/Other Equity
1.00
1.00
Total Equity
3,112.00
2,110.00

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
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 2019
30 Apr 2018
Dividend growth
18.44%
-3.29%
Dividend yield
4.50%
2.80%
Dividend cover
2.06
2.09
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