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WH Smith Plc

SMWH.L

Latest Trade

1,992.00GBp

Change

-3.00(-0.15%)

Volume

207,467

Today's Range

1,983.00

 - 

2,002.00

52 Week Range

1,678.00

 - 

2,222.00

As of on the London Stock Exchange (LON) ∙ Minimum 15 minute delay

Pricing

Previous Close
1,995.00
Open
1,985.00
Volume
207,467
3M AVG Volume
5.94
Today's High
2,002.00
Today's Low
1,983.00
52 Week High
2,222.00
52 Week Low
1,678.00
Shares Out (MIL)
107.85
Market Cap (MIL)
2,149.42
Forward P/E
17.15
Dividend (Yield %)
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Next Event

Full Year 2019 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release

Latest Developments

More

WH Smith Says Outcome For Year To Aug 31 To Be In Line With Expectations

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WH Smith Says Carl Cowling To Appointed CEO

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About WH Smith Plc

WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retailer in convenience, books and news for travelling customers. The Company is a high street stationer, bookseller and newsagent. The Company operates through two segments: High Street and Travel. The Company's Travel business sells its products to cater for people on the move or in need of a convenience offer. The Travel business operates from approximately 768 units mainly in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas and hospitals. The High Street business sells a range of Stationery (including greetings cards, general stationery, art and craft, and gifting), News and Impulse (including newspapers, magazines, confectionery and drinks) and Books. The High Street business operates from approximately 612 High Street stores. The Company's digital business operates through two Websites: www.whsmith.co.uk and www.funkypigeon.com. It also operates across Australia, South East Asia, India and the Middle East.

Industry

Retail (Specialty)

Contact Info

Greenbridge Road

+44.1793.616161

http://www.whsmithplc.co.uk

Executive Leadership

Henry S. Staunton

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Stephen Clarke

Group Chief Executive, Executive Director

Robert Moorhead

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Ian Houghton

Legal Director, Company Secretary

Carl Cowling

Director

Key Stats

2.33 mean rating - 9 analysts
Sell
Hold
Buy
Revenue (MM, GBP)

2016

1.2K

2017

1.2K

2018

1.3K

2019(E)

1.4K
EPS (GBp)

2016

94.800

2017

103.600

2018

108.200

2019(E)

116.347
Price To Earnings (TTM)
23.71
Price To Sales (TTM)
1.64
Price To Book (MRQ)
11.57
Price To Cash Flow (TTM)
15.69
Total Debt To Equity (MRQ)
144.62
LT Debt To Equity (MRQ)
111.29
Return on Investment (TTM)
28.71
Return on Equity (TTM)
15.26

Latest News

WH Smith says to meet expectations for year, cites stellar travel unit

WH Smith Plc <SMWH.L> said on Wednesday it was set to meet its fiscal year results expectations, bolstered by solid sales at its stores in airports and railway stations.

REFILE-WH Smith travel unit shines, expects annual outcome to meet expectations

British books, stationery and newspaper chain WH Smith Plc said on Wednesday its stores at airports and railway stations performed well in the year, helping it expect an annual outcome in line with its expectations.

BUZZ-WH Smith: "Mixed" summer to boost high street demand - RBC

** Shares of British books, stationery and newspaper chain up about 2% at 20 pounds

WH Smith chief Clarke steps down, shares fall

WH Smith Plc <SMWH.L> announced the departure of Chief Executive Officer Stephen Clarke after six years in charge on Tuesday, as the British books, stationery and newspaper chain reported another double-digit rise in sales in the third quarter.

WH Smith CEO to step down, third quarter sales rise

WH Smith Plc Chief Executive Officer Stephen Clarke has decided to step down, the British books, stationary and newspaper chain said on Tuesday as it reported a rise in third-quarter sales.

WH Smith shares up 5 percent on deal for U.S. chain InMotion

British books, newspaper and stationery seller WH Smith took a step into U.S. airports on Tuesday by buying digital accessories retailer InMotion for 155 million pounds ($198.40 million), pushing its shares 5 percent higher in early trade.

WH Smith to pay 155 million pounds for InMotion

Books, newspaper and stationery seller WH Smith has agreed to buy airport-based digital accessories retailer InMotion for 155 million pounds ($198.40 million).

WH Smith to shut six shops in revamp as high street business slips

Shares in WH Smith <SMWH.L> fell more than 8 percent on Thursday after the books, newspaper and stationery retailer said it would close six high street stores and a franchisee initiative as part of a restructuring to cope with weaker consumer spending.

WH Smith to restructure high street business amid tough retail environment

Books, newspaper and stationery retailer WH Smith said on Thursday that it plans to restructure its high street business after a thorough review amid challenges faced by retailers.

BRIEF-WH Smith H1 Group Pretax Profit 82 Mln Stg Vs 83 Mln Stg Year Ago

* H1 GROUP REVENUE GROWTH DECLINE OF 1 PERCENT VERSUS 2 PERCENT GROWTH A YEAR AGO

WH Smith's interim profit dips as high street business sags

British books, newspaper and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc <SMWH.L> reported a 1 percent drop in interim pretax profit as its high street business continues to sag under pressure from broader softness in the UK retail market.

WH Smith keeps faith with British high street despite sales slowdown

The head of British stationer WH Smith <SMWH.L> said the company had no plans to close any high street stores after a slowdown in sales weighed on its performance over the past 20 weeks.

WH Smith's sales for 20-weeks period flat

WH Smith Plc, a seller of books, newspaper and stationery, reported that sales during the 20 weeks to Jan. 20 were flat compared with a year earlier as gains from its travel shops were offset by a cooling high street business.

BRIEF-WH Smith Says Sales Flat Year On Year For 20 Week Period To Jan 20

* SALES FLAT YEAR ON YEAR AND LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES DOWN 1% FOR 20 WEEK PERIOD

WH Smith's profits boosted by sales growth at travel stores

British books and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc <SMWH.L> reported a 6.9 percent rise in annual pretax profits to 140 million pounds on Thursday, with growth led by outlets at airports and other travel sites.

WH Smith reports rise in annual profit led by travel hub outlets

British books and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc reported a 6.9 percent rise in annual pretax profit to 140 million pounds ($185.57 million) on Thursday led by outlets in airports and other travel hubs.

BRIEF-WH Smith says says FY pretax profit rose 7 pct

* FY GROUP PROFIT BEFORE TAX AT 140 MILLION STG VERSUS 131 MILLION STG YEAR AGO

WH Smith's sales rise 2 percent in 15 weeks to June 10

British books and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc said its sales rose 2 percent in the 15 weeks to June 10 as a strong performance at outlets at transport hubs outshone weakness in its high street operations.

BRIEF-WH Smith group sales up 2 pct for 15-weeks to June 10 period

* In 15 week period from 1 March to 10 June 2017, total group sales were up 2%, with like-for-like sales flat

WH Smith first-half profit up 3.75 percent on travel boost

British books, newspaper and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc <SMWH.L> posted a 3.75 percent rise in first-half pretax profit as its travel business continued to outshine lagging high street or town centre retail operations.

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