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WH Smith

Current Price 1398.00p Bid 1395.00p Ask 1399.50p Change -0.67%
Last Updated: 02/07/2022 23:08. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

WH Smith is one of the UK high street's oldest names with roots dating back to 1792. Until recently the company was split into two main operations: retail and news distribution. In 2006, after a series of disposals that saw publishing house Hodder Headline sold, the company demerged its distribution arm to leave it focused purely on retail.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/08/2021

Revenue
£886.00m
Operating Profit/Loss
£-92.00m
Dividend yield (%)
n/a
Total dividend for year
n/ap
Dividend cover
n/a
P/E Ratio
n/a

Key Personnel

Mr Robert Moorhead
CFO and COO
Mr Henry Staunton
Chairman
Mr Carl Cowling
Group Chief Executive
Mr Kal Atwal
Non-Executive Director
Mr Maurice Thompson
Non-Executive Director
Mr Nicky Dulieu
Non-Executive Director
Mr Simon Emeny
Non-Executive Director
Ms Marion Sears
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
SMWHL
ISIN
GB00B2PDGW16
Shares in Issue
114.53m
Market cap
£1,601.17m

Analyst Views (5)

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
1,398.00p
Bid Price
1,395.00p
Ask Price
1,399.50p
Volume
101,135
Change Today
-9.50p
% Change Today
-0.67%
Open
1,399.00p
Previous Close
1,398.00p
Intraday High
1,440.50p
Intraday Low
1,392.50p
52 Week High
1,805.00p
52 Week Low
1,306.50p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Aug 2021
31 Aug 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
886.00
1,021.00
Operating Profit/Loss
-92.00
-260.00
Net Interest
-24.00
-20.00
Pre-Tax Profit
-116.00
-280.00
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
-80.00
-239.00
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
-80.00
-239.00
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
-82.00
-239.00
Minority Interests
2.00
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
31 Aug 2021
31 Aug 2020
Basic
-62.60p
-199.20p
Diluted
-62.60p
-199.20p
Adjusted
-22.10p
-43.30p
Dividend per Share
n/ap
n/ap

Assets

Year End Date
31 Aug 2021
31 Aug 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
502.00
605.00
Intangible Assets
473.00
493.00
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
2.00
2.00
Other Financial Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Assets
63.00
32.00
Current Assets
Inventories
135.00
150.00
Trade & Other Receivables
45.00
49.00
Cash at Bank & In Hand
130.00
108.00
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
n/a
8.00
Other Assets
n/a
n/a
Total Assets
1,350.00
1,447.00

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Aug 2021
31 Aug 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
108.00
130.00
Other Current Liabilities
268.00
247.00
Total Current Liabilities
376.00
377.00
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
777.00
829.00
Provisions
12.00
11.00
Other Non-Current Liabilities
2.00
3.00
Total Non-Current Liabilities
791.00
843.00
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
1,167.00
1,220.00

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Aug 2021
31 Aug 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
183.00
227.00

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Aug 2021
31 Aug 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
29.00
29.00
Share Premium Account
316.00
315.00
Other Reserves
-254.00
-280.00
Retained Earnings
82.00
158.00
Shareholders Funds
173.00
222.00
Minority Interests/Other Equity
10.00
5.00
Total Equity
183.00
227.00

Dividend History

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
31 Aug 2021
31 Aug 2020
Dividend growth
n/a%
n/a%
Dividend yield
n/a%
n/a%
Dividend cover
n/a
n/a


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