Edition:
United Kingdom

WH Smith PLC (SMWH.L)

SMWH.L on London Stock Exchange

2,000.00GBp
24 May 2019
Change (% chg)

5.00 (+0.25%)
Prev Close
1,995.00
Open
2,014.00
Day's High
2,014.00
Day's Low
1,987.00
Volume
223,716
Avg. Vol
264,142
52-wk High
2,222.00
52-wk Low
1,678.00

Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

WH Smith Says Total Sales Up 6 Pct And Like-For-Like Sales Flat For 20 Weeks
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 

Jan 23 (Reuters) - WH Smith PLC ::WH SMITH - DELIVERED STRONG TRADING PERFORMANCE IN PERIOD WITH TOTAL SALES UP 6% (UP 3% EXCLUDING INMOTION) AND LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES FLAT FOR 20 WEEKS.TRADING UPDATE FOR 20 WEEK PERIOD TO 19 JANUARY 2019.IN TRAVEL, TOTAL SALES WERE UP 16% (UP 8% EXCLUDING INMOTION) WITH LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES UP 3% FOR 20 WEEK PERIOD TO 19 JAN 2019.STORE OPENING PROGRAMME IN UK IS ON TRACK AND EXPECT TO OPEN AROUND 20 NEW UNITS THIS YEAR.HIGH STREET BUSINESS TRADED WELL DURING PERIOD.TOTAL SALES WERE DOWN 1% WITH LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES DOWN 2% FOR 20 WEEKS.CONTINUED TO GROW GROSS MARGIN AND ARE ON TRACK TO DELIVER PLANNED £9 MILLION OF COST SAVINGS FOR YEAR.WHILST THERE IS EXISTING UNCERTAINTY IN BROADER ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT, GROUP IS WELL POSITIONED FOR YEAR AHEAD AND BEYOND.  Full Article

PIRC Recommends Against Approval Of WH Smith's Remuneration Report, Remuneration Policy
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019 

Jan 22 (Reuters) - WH Smith PLC ::PROXY ADVISORY FIRM PIRC RECOMMENDS AGAINST APPROVAL OF WH SMITH PLC'S REMUNERATION REPORT, REMUNERATION POLICY.PROXY ADVISORY FIRM PIRC RECOMMENDS AGAINST APPROVAL OF APPOINTING PWC AS AUDITOR OF WH SMITH PLC.  Full Article

WH Smith Completes Acquisition Of InMotion
Monday, 3 Dec 2018 

Dec 3 (Reuters) - WH Smith PLC ::ACQUISITION.WH SMITH PLC COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF INMOTION.  Full Article

WH Smith Says Sales Flat Year On Year For 20 Week Period To Jan 20
Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 

Jan 24 (Reuters) - WH Smith Plc ::SALES FLAT YEAR ON YEAR AND LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES DOWN 1% FOR 20 WEEK PERIOD.HIGH STREET SALES WERE IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS FOR 20 WEEK PERIOD.IN HIGH STREET, TOTAL SALES WERE DOWN 5% WITH LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES DOWN 4% FOR 20 WEEK PERIOD.GROSS MARGIN WAS UP YEAR ON YEAR ALTHOUGH SLIGHTLY LESS THAN ANTICIPATED FOR 20 WEEK PERIOD.WHILE THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY IN BROADER ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT, WE REMAIN CONFIDENT THAT GROUP IS WELL POSITIONED FOR YEAR AHEAD.‍"STORE OPENING PROGRAMME IN UK IS ON TRACK AND WE EXPECT TO OPEN AROUND 15 NEW UNITS THIS YEAR"​."BOOK SALES ON HIGH STREET IN 20 WEEKS PERIOD WERE MORE CHALLENGING DUE TO DECLINE IN SPOOF HUMOUR TITLES AND NO NEW, BIG PUBLISHING TRENDS"​.  Full Article

WH Smith sees FY outcome in line with expectations
Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 

Aug 30 (Reuters) - WH SMITH PLC ::EXPECTS OUTCOME FOR YEAR TO 31 AUGUST 2017 TO BE IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS.TRAVEL BUSINESS CONTINUES TO DELIVER A STRONG PERFORMANCE WITH GOOD SALES ACROSS ALL OF OUR CHANNELS.CONTINUE TO SEE FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES IN INTERNATIONAL NEWS, BOOKS AND CONVENIENCE TRAVEL MARKET.HIGH STREET BUSINESS CONTINUES TO PERFORM IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS.COST SAVINGS AND MARGIN IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN DELIVERED IN LINE WITH OUR PROFIT FOCUSED STRATEGY.  Full Article

WH Smith group sales up 2 pct for 15-weeks to June 10 period
Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 

June 14 (Reuters) - WH Smith Plc ::Trading update for 15 week period to 10 June 2017.In 15 week period from 1 March to 10 June 2017, total group sales were up 2%, with like-for-like sales flat.In 15 week period from 1 March to 10 June 2017, travel business total sales were up 8%.In travel business, in 15 week period from 1 March to 10 June 2017, like-for-like sales were up 5%.New store opening programme is progressing well both in UK and internationally.On target to open 15 units in UK this year and have won further units internationally including 6 units in Rome which will open in July.In 15 week period from 1 March To 10 June 2017, high street business total sales were down 4%, with like-for-like sales also down 4%.Remain confident in outcome for full year.  Full Article

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - May 22

May 22 The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.