DS Smith plc Company Profile (LON:SMDS)

About DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)

DS Smith plc logoDS Smith Plc is a provider of corrugated packaging in Europe and plastic packaging across the world. The Company's segments include UK, Western Europe, DCH and Northern Europe, Central Europe and Italy, and Plastics. The Company designs and manufactures plastic bags and taps and fitments for use in bag-in-box packaging for liquids. Its products are used for transportation of beverages, concentrates, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The Company designs and manufactures rigid plastic packaging products for the transportation of food and drinks, healthcare products and automotive products. It also designs and manufactures foam molded, custom-designed components and packaging. It manufactures recycled paper, principally corrugated case material (CCM) or testliner. The Company also manufactures other grades of paper, such as core board and solid board. In addition, the Company offers a range of value-added services, such as recycling, and environmental audits and consultancy.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Paper Packaging
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:SMDS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.dssmith.com
  • Market Cap: £4.65 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 949,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 495.28
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 467.87
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 376.90 - GBX 517
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.27
  • P/E Growth: 2.18
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £4.78 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.97
  • Book Value: GBX 1.43 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.43
  • EBITDA: £575 million
  • Net Margins: 3.84%
  • Return on Equity: 13.98%
  • Return on Assets: 4.06%
  • Average Volume: 3.06 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)

What is DS Smith plc's stock symbol?

DS Smith plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "SMDS."

How often does DS Smith plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for DS Smith plc?

DS Smith plc announced a dividend on Thursday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 10.60 per share on Wednesday, November 1st. This represents a yield of 2.2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th. This is an increase from DS Smith plc's previous dividend of $4.60. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View DS Smith plc's Dividend History.

Where is DS Smith plc's stock going? Where will DS Smith plc's stock price be in 2017?

10 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for DS Smith plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 475 to GBX 570. On average, they anticipate DS Smith plc's share price to reach GBX 529.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for DS Smith plc.

Who are some of DS Smith plc's key competitors?

Who are DS Smith plc's key executives?

DS Smith plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Miles W. Roberts, Group Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Adrian Marsh, Group Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Iain Simm, Group General Counsel, Company Secretary
  • Gareth Davis, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Ian Griffiths, Non-Executive Director
  • Christopher P. Britton, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Jonathan C. Nicholls, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Kathleen Anne O'Donovan, Non-Executive Independent Director

How do I buy DS Smith plc stock?

Shares of DS Smith plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is DS Smith plc's stock price today?

One share of DS Smith plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 490.

MarketBeat Community Rating for DS Smith plc (LON SMDS)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  476 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  422 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  898
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about DS Smith plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 529.75
Consensus Price Target History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
Price Target History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
Analysts' Ratings History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/20/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 570View Rating Details
10/19/2017Numis Securities LtdBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 520 -> GBX 530View Rating Details
9/12/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 485 -> GBX 500View Rating Details
9/6/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
9/6/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
9/5/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingAddGBX 550View Rating Details
8/17/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 565View Rating Details
7/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 460 -> GBX 475View Rating Details
6/29/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 498View Rating Details
11/1/2016Davy ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
9/6/2016GoodbodyReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
2/11/2016InvestecReiterated RatingBuyGBX 430View Rating Details
2/10/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuyGBX 480View Rating Details
2/8/2016Canaccord GenuityUpgradeBuyGBX 430View Rating Details
1/29/2016Charles StanleyInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
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Earnings Estimates for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $33.10 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for DS Smith plc (LON SMDS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
6/29/2017GBX 10.602.2%10/5/201710/5/201711/1/2017
12/8/2017GBX 4.601.13%4/6/20174/6/20175/2/2017
6/23/2016GBX 8.802.13%9/29/20169/29/201611/1/2016
12/3/2016GBX 41.01%3/31/20163/31/20165/3/2016
6/25/2015GBX 7.701.97%10/1/201510/1/201511/2/2015
12/4/2015GBX 3.701.15%4/2/20154/2/20155/1/2015
6/26/2014GBX 6.802.37%10/1/201410/1/201411/3/2014
12/5/2014GBX 3.200.96%4/2/20144/2/20145/1/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/5/2017Miles RobertsInsiderSell261,079GBX 515£1,344,556.85
7/31/2017Adrian MarshInsiderBuy175,044GBX 484£847,212.96
7/19/2017Adrian MarshInsiderBuy3,345GBX 481£16,089.45
7/29/2016Roberts,MilesInsiderSell456,026GBX 395£1,801,302.70
7/17/2015Roberts,MilesInsiderSell675,698GBX 407£2,750,090.86
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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This page was last updated on 10/22/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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