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WH Smith PLC (SMWH.L)

SMWH.L on London Stock Exchange

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21 Jun 2018
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

WH Smith Says Chairman Henry Staunton Appointed As Chairman Of Capital & Counties Properties
Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018 

June 5 (Reuters) - WH Smith Plc::HENRY STAUNTON, CHAIRMAN OF WH SMITH PLC, HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF CAPITAL & COUNTIES PROPERTIES PLC WITH EFFECT FROM TUESDAY.  Full Article

WH Smith H1 Group Pretax Profit 82 Mln Stg Vs 83 Mln Stg Year Ago
Thursday, 12 Apr 2018 

April 12 (Reuters) - WH Smith PLC ::INTERIM DIVIDEND 16 PENCEPER SHARE.H1 GROUP PROFIT BEFORE TAX AT £82M VERSUS £83M YEAR AGO.H1 GROUP REVENUE GROWTH DECLINE OF 1 PERCENT VERSUS 2 PERCENT GROWTH A YEAR AGO.H1 HIGH STREET REVENUE DOWN 5 PERCENT VERSUS A 4 PERCENT DECLINE A YEAR AGO.H1 HIGH STREET TRADING PROFIT AT £50M VERSUS £53M YEAR AGO.SAYS INCREASED INTERIM DIVIDEND BY 10%.  Full Article

WH Smith says says FY pretax profit rose 7 pct
Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Wh Smith Plc :FINAL DIVIDEND 33.6 PENCEPER SHARE.TOTAL DIVIDEND UP 10 PERCENT TO 48.2 PENCEPER SHARE.FY PRETAX PROFIT ROSE 7 PERCENT TO 140 MILLION STG.FY GROUP PROFIT BEFORE TAX AT ‍140​ MILLION STG VERSUS 131 MILLION STG YEAR AGO.FY TRAVEL TRADING PROFIT AT ‍96​ MILLION STG VERSUS 87 MILLION STG YEAR AGO.FY HIGH STREET TRADING PROFIT AT ‍62​ MILLION STG VERSUS 62 MILLION STG YEAR AGO.‍FY TOTAL GROUP REVENUE WAS UP 2% AT £1,234M​.FOR FY, ‍PROFIT IN TRAVEL IS UP 10% TO £96M, NOW OVER 60% OF GROUP TRADING PROFIT​.‍FY GROUP LFL REVENUE FLAT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR​.‍"WE HAVE WON 273 STORES ACROSS 25 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING NEW STORES IN SINGAPORE AND ROME"​." ‍ADDITIONAL £9M OF COST SAVINGS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED OVER NEXT THREE YEARS MAKING A TOTAL OF £18M OF WHICH £9M ARE PLANNED FOR 2017/18"​.  Full Article

WH Smith says full-year pretax profit up 8 pct
Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 

WH Smith Plc : FY pretax profit rose 8 percent to 131 million stg . Final dividend up 12 percent to 30.5 penceper share . Total dividend up 11 percent to 43.9 pence per share . Says travel business continues to perform well with strong sales across all channels and profit up 9 pct . In high street business, our profit focused strategy continues to deliver sustainable growth with profit up 5 pct . Stationery sales have been strong in year . FY total group sales were up 3 pct at £1,212m (2015: £1,178m) with group lfl sales up 1 pct. . FY group profit from trading operations 1 increased 7 pct on prior year to £149m (2015: £139m) .While economic environment is uncertain, we are well positioned for current year and beyond - CEO.  Full Article

WH Smith sees FY results in line with expectations
Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016 

WH Smith Plc : WH Smith Plc expects outcome for year to Aug. 31 2016 to be in line with expectations . Our travel business continues to perform strongly with good sales across all of our channels . New store opening programme both in UK and internationally is on track . We have been pleased with customer reaction to our recently opened stores in Alicante airport in Spain . We continue to see further opportunities in international news, books and convenience travel market . Profit performance of our high street business in second half is in line with our expectations .We continue to deliver gross margin improvements and cost savings in line with our profit focused strategy.  Full Article

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