WH Smith Plc Company Profile (LON:SMWH)

About WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)

WH Smith Plc logoWH 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, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Book & Magazine Retailers
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:SMWH
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.whsmith.co.uk
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £2.22 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 111,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,851.54
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,777.10
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 1,398 - GBX 1,999
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.44
  • P/E Growth: 2.70
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.22 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.82
  • Book Value: GBX 1.55 per share
  • Price / Book: 12.90
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £166 million
  • Net Margins: 10.73%
  • Return on Equity: 80.95%
  • Return on Assets: 29.03%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 292,461 shs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)

What is WH Smith Plc's stock symbol?

WH Smith Plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "SMWH."

How often does WH Smith Plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WH Smith Plc?

WH Smith Plc declared a dividend on Wednesday, April 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 13th will be paid a dividend of GBX 14.60 per share on Thursday, August 3rd. This represents a yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 13th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View WH Smith Plc's Dividend History.

When will WH Smith Plc make its next earnings announcement?

WH Smith Plc is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 12th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for WH Smith Plc.

Where is WH Smith Plc's stock going? Where will WH Smith Plc's stock price be in 2017?

11 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for WH Smith Plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 1,350 to GBX 2,100. On average, they expect WH Smith Plc's share price to reach GBX 1,822.82 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for WH Smith Plc.

Who are some of WH Smith Plc's key competitors?

Who are WH Smith Plc's key executives?

WH Smith Plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Stephen Clarke, Group Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Robert Moorhead, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director
  • Ian Houghton, Legal Director, Company Secretary
  • Henry S. Staunton, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Suzanne C. Baxter, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Annemarie Verna Florence Durbin, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Drummond Hall, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

How do I buy WH Smith Plc stock?

Shares of WH 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 WH Smith Plc's stock price today?

One share of WH Smith Plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 1,999.


MarketBeat Community Rating for WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  253 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  280 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  533
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WH 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 WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.36)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,822.82

Analysts' Ratings History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/8/2017Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeHoldGBX 1,950View Rating Details
8/30/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingAddGBX 1,850View Rating Details
8/25/2017InvestecReiterated RatingBuyGBX 2,100View Rating Details
8/14/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
6/14/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,700View Rating Details
5/22/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeOverweightGBX 1,990View Rating Details
4/13/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweightGBX 1,850 -> GBX 1,950View Rating Details
4/12/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHoldGBX 1,661View Rating Details
1/26/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingReduceGBX 1,350View Rating Details
1/26/2017Haitong BankUpgradeBuyGBX 1,900View Rating Details
11/1/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,600View Rating Details
3/28/2016BNP ParibasBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 1,250 -> GBX 1,500View Rating Details
1/21/2016Stifel NicolausUpgradeBuyGBX 1,880View Rating Details
12/7/2015NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 1,400 -> GBX 1,620View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/23/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $102.92 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for WH Smith Plc (LON SMWH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/12/2017GBX 14.600.82%7/13/20177/13/20178/3/2017
10/13/2016GBX 30.501.99%1/12/20171/12/20172/2/2017
4/13/2016GBX 13.400.75%7/14/20167/14/20168/4/2016
10/15/2015GBX 27.301.69%1/14/20161/14/20162/4/2016
4/16/2015GBX 12.100.87%7/16/20157/16/20158/6/2015
10/16/2014GBX 24.202.31%1/8/20151/8/20151/29/2015
4/10/2014GBX 10.800.96%7/16/20147/16/20148/7/2014
10/10/2013GBX 21.302.21%1/8/20141/8/20141/30/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
Insider Trades by Quarter for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
Insider Trades by Quarter for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/18/2016Ian HoughtonInsiderSell44,449GBX 1,547£687,626.03
4/18/2016Clarke,StephenInsiderSell42,812GBX 1,736£743,216.32
11/12/2015Clarke,StephenInsiderSell65,241GBX 1,658£1,081,695.78
7/14/2015Staunton,HenryInsiderBuy20,000GBX 1,598£319,600
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
Latest Headlines for WH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH)
Source:
DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Downgraded to "Hold" at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 2:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 11:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPeel Hunt Reaffirms "Add" Rating for WH Smith Plc (SMWH)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 30 at 11:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives "Buy" Rating from Investec
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 25 at 2:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 3:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (LON:SMWH) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 3:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 26 at 2:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Hold Rating from Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 8:55 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Earns Add Rating from Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 12:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : June 16, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 17 at 6:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoInvestec Raises WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Price Target to GBX 2,100
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 14 at 10:26 AM
marketwatch.com logoWH Smith travel sales rise, high street sales fall - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - June 14 at 8:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPeel Hunt Reiterates Add Rating for WH Smith Plc (SMWH)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 10 at 3:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SMWH-GB : June 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 3 at 1:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:SMWH) : May 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 7:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Upgraded to "Overweight" by Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 22 at 5:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 8:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SMWH-GB : May 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 10 at 10:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 10:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) PT Raised to GBX 1,850
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 6:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Investors Chronicle: Burberry, WH Smith, Carr's
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 7:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives "Buy" Rating from Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 11:03 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc :SMWH-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended February 28, 2017 : April 14, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 15 at 10:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc's (SMWH) Hold Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 11:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJPMorgan Chase & Co. Raises WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Price Target to GBX 1,950
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 3:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDeutsche Bank AG Raises WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Price Target to GBX 1,950
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 2:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc Declares Dividend of GBX 14.60 (SMWH)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 8:25 PM
marketwatch.com logoWH Smith logs 4% growth in pretax profit
www.marketwatch.com - April 12 at 1:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith first-half profit up 3.75 percent on travel boost
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 1:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Spoof books and travel arm boost WH Smith
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 1:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc's (SMWH) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Canaccord Genuity
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 8:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 10:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 2:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoU.K. Economy's Brexit Success Still Has Companies Fretting
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Bucks Brexit With Spoof Humor Books, Travel Hub Sales
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWH Smith Plc : SMWH-GB: Dividend Analysis : January 13th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWH Smith Plc (SMWH) Upgraded by Investec to "Buy"
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 1:06 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoFamous Five parodies boost WH Smith Christmas sales
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 11 at 2:52 AM
marketwatch.com logoWH Smith sales edge up; sees higher profit growth - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - January 26 at 5:35 AM
rttnews.com logoWH Smith 21-week Revenue Up 2%; Sees FY Profit Growth Slightly Ahead Of Plan
www.rttnews.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
ft.com logo[$$] WH Smith upgrades forecasts after strong sales growth
www.ft.com - January 25 at 5:48 AM
ft.com logo[$$] How Amazon made its jewellery stock rock
www.ft.com - November 11 at 7:16 PM
rttnews.com logoWH Smith FY16 Profit Rises, Lifts Dividend; To Buy Back Up To £50 Mln Shares
www.rttnews.com - October 13 at 7:33 PM
marketwatch.com logoWH Smith pretax profit up 8%; hikes dividend 11%
www.marketwatch.com - October 13 at 7:33 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoFull Year 2016 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open
biz.yahoo.com - October 13 at 11:11 AM
ft.com logo[$$] WH Smith posts strongest sales performance in 14 years
www.ft.com - October 13 at 11:11 AM

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