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Current Price 2018.00p Bid 2014.00p Ask 2018.00p Change 0.50%
Last Updated: 26/05/2018 10:51. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

WH Smith PLC is one of the UK's leading retail groups. WHSmith PLC has 565 high street stores and 490 travel outlets at airport, train station, hospital, workplace and motorway service area locations primarily in the UK, as at 31 August 2009. WHSmith Direct - www.whsmith.co.uk - serves customers on the internet 24 hours a day. WHSmith High Street sells a wide range of newspapers, magazines, stationery, books and impulse products, as well as a range of entertainment products. WHSmith Travel sells a tailored range of Newspapers, Magazines, Books and Confectionery products for people on the move and a broader convenience range in hospitals and workplaces.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/08/2017

Turnover
£1,234.00m
Operating Profit
£142.00m
Dividend Yield
2.48
Dividend Per Share
48.20
Dividend Cover
2.11
P/E Ratio
19.16

Key Personnel

Stephen Clarke
Chief Executive
Robert James Moorhead
Group Finance Director
Henry Eric Staunton
Non-Executive Chairman
Suzanne Claire Baxter
Non-Executive Director
Annemarie Verna Florence Durbin
Non-Executive Director
John William Drummond Hall
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
SMWH
ISIN
GB00B2PDGW16
Shares in Issue
110,119,148
Market cap
£2,204.59m

Analyst Views (3)

Strong Buy
 
0.00%
Buy
 
33.33%
Hold
 
66.67%
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
2014.00p
Bid Price
2014.00p
Ask Price
2018.00p
Volume
225812
Change Today
10.00p
% Change Today
0.50%
Open
2006.00p
Previous Close
2014.00p
Intraday High
2030.00p
Intraday Low
2000.00p
52 Week High
2347.00p
52 Week Low
1635.00p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

WH Smith Intra-day Chart

WH Smith News

News in this section is provided by MoneyAM

Sterling strength undermines FTSE late on 12 Apr 2018 | 16:35 Shift in tone from Trump puts UK stocks back in the black 12 Apr 2018 | 11:52 UK stocks tread water amid Russia-US tensions 12 Apr 2018 | 09:25 WH Smith posts fall in earnings and profit as Travel outshines High Street again 12 Apr 2018 | 07:24 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on WH Smith PLC 25 Jan 2018 | 12:40 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on WH Smith PLC 25 Jan 2018 | 09:20 WH Smith sales flat 24 Jan 2018 | 07:13 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on WH Smith PLC 08 Dec 2017 | 12:30 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on WH Smith PLC 27 Oct 2017 | 10:50 Director Deals - WH Smith PLC (SMWH) 25 Oct 2017 | 16:50 Director Deals - WH Smith PLC (SMWH) 25 Oct 2017 | 16:50 Director Deals - WH Smith PLC (SMWH) 25 Oct 2017 | 16:50 Director Deals - WH Smith PLC (SMWH) 25 Oct 2017 | 16:50 Director Deals - WH Smith PLC (SMWH) 25 Oct 2017 | 16:50 Broker Forecast - Cantor Fitzgerald issues a broker note on WH Smith PLC 16 Oct 2017 | 10:20 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on WH Smith PLC 13 Oct 2017 | 09:10 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on WH Smith PLC 13 Oct 2017 | 08:30 Dip in pound propels FTSE higher 12 Oct 2017 | 16:43 FTSE rises as miners get metal price boost 12 Oct 2017 | 11:58 FTSE flat as investors remain cautious 12 Oct 2017 | 08:45 WH Smith hikes divi as profits rise 7% 12 Oct 2017 | 07:37 FLASH: WH Smith hikes divi by 10% 12 Oct 2017 | 07:14 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on WH Smith PLC 05 Oct 2017 | 09:10 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on WH Smith PLC 08 Sep 2017 | 13:00 FTSE recovering ground as calm returns 30 Aug 2017 | 11:24 FTSE 100 shakes off nuclear fears 30 Aug 2017 | 08:47 WH Smith travel business strong 30 Aug 2017 | 07:29 FLASH: WH Smith in line with expectations 30 Aug 2017 | 07:08 Oversupply fears hit oil prices 14 Jun 2017 | 17:01 Inflation hits pay as unemployment declines 14 Jun 2017 | 11:58

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Tangible Assets
164.0
158.0
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
67.0
63.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
15.0
13.0
Total Non-Current Assets
246.0
234.0
Inventory
150.0
146.0
Trade & Receivables
54.0
50.0
Cash & Receivables
38.0
38.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
0.0
2.0
Total Assets
488.0
470.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Short Term Liabilities
272.0
268.0
Long Term Liabilities
29.0
34.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
301.0
302.0

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Net Assets
187.0
168.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Share Capital
24.0
25.0
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
406.0
378.0
Share Premium Account
6.0
6.0
Other Equity
-249.0
-241.0
Total Equity
187.0
168.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Cashflow from Operating Activities
148.0
134.0
Cashflow Before Financing
100.0
92.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
0.0
2.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2016
Turnover
1,234.0
1,212.0
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
142.0
133.0
Pre-Tax Profit
140.0
131.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
116.0
108.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H1 Dividend
12 Jul 2018
02 Aug 2018
H2 Dividend
11 Jan 2018
01 Feb 2018
H1 Dividend
13 Jul 2017
03 Aug 2017
H2 Dividend
12 Jan 2017
02 Feb 2017
H1 Dividend
14 Jul 2016
04 Aug 2016
H2 Dividend
14 Jan 2016
04 Feb 2016
H1 Dividend
16 Jul 2015
06 Aug 2015
H2 Dividend
08 Jan 2015
29 Jan 2015
H1 Dividend
16 Jul 2014
07 Aug 2014
H2 Dividend
08 Jan 2014
30 Jan 2014
H1 Dividend
17 Jul 2013
08 Aug 2013
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