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Current Price 1796.00p Bid 1796.00p Ask 1798.00p Change -4.57%
Last Updated: 17/10/2018 10:24. 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 31/08/2018

Turnover
£1,262.00m
Operating Profit
£136.00m
Dividend Yield
2.87
Dividend Per Share
54.10
Dividend Cover
1.83
P/E Ratio
19.00

Key Personnel

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

Stock Details

EPIC
SMWH
ISIN
GB00B2PDGW16
Shares in Issue
109,108,587
Market cap
£2,054.52m

Analyst Views (4)

Strong Buy
 
50.00%
Buy
 
25.00%
Hold
 
25.00%
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
1797.00p
Bid Price
1796.00p
Ask Price
1798.00p
Volume
204955
Change Today
-86.00p
% Change Today
-4.57%
Open
1889.00p
Previous Close
1883.00p
Intraday High
1889.00p
Intraday Low
1779.00p
52 Week High
2347.00p
52 Week Low
1748.00p
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

Interest rate worries stall global equities 11 Oct 2018 | 16:43 Global sell-off continues as investors fret over interest rates and trade war 11 Oct 2018 | 11:43 UK stocks open 1.51% lower as plummeting global stocks prompt sell-off 11 Oct 2018 | 09:14 WH Smith to restructure high street, close 6 stores amid challenging environment 11 Oct 2018 | 07:58 Global equities under pressure on renewed fears over Brexit and US-Chinese relations 30 Aug 2018 | 16:43 FTSE falls as weaker copper price chips away at miners 30 Aug 2018 | 12:00 UK stocks edge lower on sterling strength 30 Aug 2018 | 09:26 WH Smith expects 2018 results "in line with expectations" 30 Aug 2018 | 07:37 Broker Forecast - RBC Capital Markets issues a broker note on WH Smith PLC 09 Jul 2018 | 11:30 FTSE boosted by miners 06 Jun 2018 | 16:59 FTSE follows international indices higher 06 Jun 2018 | 12:01 UK stocks open 0.2% stronger after tech rally 06 Jun 2018 | 09:03 WH Smith third-quarter sales up 4% as travel business shines 06 Jun 2018 | 07:09 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

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Tangible Assets
179.0
164.0
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
72.0
67.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
17.0
15.0
Total Non-Current Assets
268.0
246.0
Inventory
154.0
150.0
Trade & Receivables
60.0
54.0
Cash & Receivables
45.0
38.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
1.0
0.0
Total Assets
528.0
488.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Short Term Liabilities
287.0
272.0
Long Term Liabilities
29.0
29.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
316.0
301.0

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Net Assets
212.0
187.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Share Capital
24.0
24.0
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
437.0
406.0
Share Premium Account
8.0
6.0
Other Equity
-257.0
-249.0
Total Equity
212.0
187.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
143.0
148.0
Cashflow Before Financing
85.0
100.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
8.0
0.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2017
Turnover
1,262.0
1,234.0
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
136.0
142.0
Pre-Tax Profit
134.0
140.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
108.0
116.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
10 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
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
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