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 - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:SMDS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.dssmith.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £4.58 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 949,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 463.28
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 443.63
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 376.40 - GBX 494.30
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.95
  • P/E Growth: 10.50
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £4.78 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.96
  • Book Value: GBX 1.43 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.38
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £575 million
  • Net Margins: 3.84%
  • Return on Equity: 13.98%
  • Return on Assets: 4.06%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 2.54 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. Investors 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 a positive change from DS Smith plc's previous dividend of $4.60. The official announcement can be viewed 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?

11 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for DS Smith plc's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 400 to GBX 565. On average, they anticipate DS Smith plc's share price to reach GBX 488.50 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 482.90.


MarketBeat Community Rating for DS Smith plc (LON SMDS)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  447 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  381 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  828
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: 6 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.45)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 488.50

Analysts' Ratings History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
7/18/2017Numis Securities LtdDowngradeHoldGBX 495 -> GBX 520View Rating Details
7/5/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 508 -> GBX 565View Rating Details
7/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 460 -> GBX 475View Rating Details
6/30/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 430View Rating Details
6/29/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingBuyGBX 520View Rating Details
6/29/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 498View Rating Details
4/28/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweightGBX 475 -> GBX 500View Rating Details
4/25/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHoldGBX 400View Rating Details
12/9/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView 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 7/23/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $33.00 EPS

Dividends

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
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)

Headlines

Headline Trends for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
Latest Headlines for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) Insider Acquires £16,089.45 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 1:15 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDS Smith Plc :SMDS-GB: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : July 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 18 at 8:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDS Smith Plc :SMDS-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended April 30, 2017 : July 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 18 at 8:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 4 at 9:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group LLC Raises DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) Price Target to GBX 475
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 2:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCitigroup Inc. Reaffirms Buy Rating for DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 2 at 10:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Given "Buy" Rating at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 2 at 7:46 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) Given "Neutral" Rating at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 1 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of SMDS.L earnings conference call or presentation 29-Jun-17 8:00am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - June 30 at 6:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Increases Dividend to GBX 10.60 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 4:34 PM
nasdaq.com logoDS Smith to buy 80 pct of U.S. packaging firm Interstate Resources for $920 mln
www.nasdaq.com - June 29 at 6:52 AM
rttnews.com logoDS SMITH FY Profit Rises; Revenue Up 6% - Quick Facts
www.rttnews.com - June 29 at 6:52 AM
marketwatch.com logoDS Smith profit up; to buy control of Indevco
www.marketwatch.com - June 29 at 6:52 AM
reuters.com logoDS Smith to buy 80 percent of U.S. packaging firm Interstate Resources for $920 million
www.reuters.com - June 29 at 6:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Given Hold Rating at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 17 at 10:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPeel Hunt Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for DS Smith plc (SMDS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 12 at 6:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 9 at 9:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDS Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SMDS-GB : June 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 8 at 8:17 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 10:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDS Smith Plc : Overvalued relative to peers, but may deserve another look
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 8:51 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDS Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SMDS-GB : May 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 10:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Rating Reiterated by Numis Securities Ltd
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 1:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Price Target Raised to GBX 500 at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 6:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDS Smith Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:SMDS) : April 27, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 8:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDS Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMDS-GB : April 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 9:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 10:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Receives "Overweight" Rating from JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 3:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDS Smith Plc : SMDS-GB: Dividend Analysis : April 07th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 23 at 11:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDS Smith plc (SMDS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 16 at 2:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJPMorgan Chase & Co. Reaffirms Overweight Rating for DS Smith plc (SMDS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 10 at 11:10 PM
rttnews.com logoDS Smith Continues To See Results In Line With Medium Term Targets - Quick Facts - RTT News
www.rttnews.com - March 10 at 7:34 AM
rttnews.com logoDS Smith Continues To See Results In Line With Medium Term Targets - Quick Facts
www.rttnews.com - March 9 at 7:50 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoThese FTSE 250 shares could help you retire early
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 7:50 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoWhy I’d sell this growth stock despite shares jumping 15% on FY results
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 2 at 7:57 PM
ft.com logo[$$] DS Smith boxes clever to cut waste and costs
www.ft.com - January 23 at 9:23 PM
ft.com logo[$$] Smurfit: Doff your Kappa
www.ft.com - January 6 at 4:41 AM
rttnews.com logoDS Smith H1 Profit Rises On Strong Revenue Growth - Quick Facts
www.rttnews.com - December 8 at 8:44 PM
marketwatch.com logoDS Smith profit up 60%; lifts dividend by 15%
www.marketwatch.com - December 8 at 8:44 PM
rttnews.com logoDS Smith H1 Profit Rises On Strong Revenue Growth - Quick Facts - RTT News
www.rttnews.com - December 8 at 8:25 AM

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