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Last 357.50 GBp
Change Today -9.90 / -2.69%
Volume 1.8M
SMDS On Other Exchanges
As of 11:35 AM 04/28/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

ds smith plc (SMDS) Snapshot

365.30 GBp
Previous Close
367.40 GBp
Day High
367.30 GBp
Day Low
354.60 GBp
52 Week High
04/13/15 - 383.50 GBp
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - 231.90 GBp
Market Cap
Average Volume 10 Days
0.18 GBp
Shares Outstanding
11.67 GBp
Dividend Yield
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ds smith plc (SMDS) Details

DS Smith Plc, through its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures recycled packaging for consumer goods worldwide. The company offers retail and shelf ready, online and e-retail, transit and transport, consumer, industrial, hazardous goods, and multi-material packaging, as well as trays and bag-in-boxes; displays and promotional packaging products; packaging machine systems; corrugated pallets; Sheetfeeding products; and Sizzlepak, a special stuffing material made of paper, folded in a zigzag shape, and cut into narrow strips, as well as provides packaging consultancy services. It offers its packaging products and services to food and drinks, consumer goods, industrial, e-business and distribution, and converter markets. The company also provides integrated recycling and waste management services to retail, manufacturing, print and publishing, and paper mills sectors, as well as value added services, such as supply cycle management, account management, customer care centre, zero waste solutions, carbon management, legislation compliance, sustainable global markets, CSR reporting, and brand reputation; and manufactures recycled corrugated case materials and specialty papers, as well as offers technical and supply chain services. In addition, it manufactures and sells flexible packaging and dispensing solutions under the Rapak, StePac, and Worldwide Dispensers brands; rigid packaging solutions, including transit packaging, polypropylene sheets for graphics, and multi-wall polycarbonate sheets for cladding and roofing under the Correx, Akylux, Akyprint, Akyboard, and Akyver brands; and foam products for automotive and manufacturing companies. The company was formerly known as David S. Smith (Holdings) PLC and changed its name to DS Smith Plc in 2001. DS Smith Plc was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

21,500 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/15/14
Founded in 1940

ds smith plc (SMDS) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Dire...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.1M GBP
Group Finance Director, Director and Member o...
Total Annual Compensation: 368.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ds smith plc (SMDS) Key Developments

DS Smith Seeks Acquisitions

Jim Malone has been appointed Head of Recycling at DS Smith Plc (LSE:SMDS). Miles Roberts Chief Executive Officer of DS Smith said, “Peter McGuinness has overseen a great period of growth for the company, including the consolidation of SCA Packaging. He will continue to play an important role within DS Smith. Jim Malone will lead the Recycling Division in the next phase of development, growing the company through a mixture of organic growth and acquisition.”

DS Smith Plc, Duropack - M&A Call

To discuss the proposed acquisition of the Duropack business by DS Smith Plc

DS Smith Plc Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Half Year Ended October 31, 2014

DS Smith Plc reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the half year ended October 31, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenue of GBP 1,971 million against GBP 2,081 million a year ago. Operating profit before amortization, acquisition and SCA Packaging related costs were GBP 172 million against GBP 157 million a year ago. Operating profit was GBP 148 million against GBP 110 million a year ago. Profit before income tax was GBP 123 million against GBP 85 million a year ago. Profit from continuing operations was GBP 95 million or 10.1 pence per diluted share against GBP 70 million or 7.5 pence per diluted share a year ago. Profit attributable to owners of the parent was GBP 96 million or 10.1 pence per diluted share against GBP 70 million or 7.5 pence per diluted share a year ago. Diluted adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations were 12.7 pence against 11.2 pence a year ago. Cash inflows from operating activities were GBP 196 million against GBP 130 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was GBP 69 million against GBP 63 million a year ago. Negative net debt as on October 31, 2014 was GBP 694 million against negative net debt as on October 31, 2013 of GBP 773 million. Adjusted EBITDA was GBP 223 million against GBP 221 million a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was up GBP 26 million, or 17%, on a constant currency basis and operating margin improved by 130 bps, reflecting both organic growth and the ongoing benefit of synergies. In the six months to October 31, 2014 DS Smith has continued to deliver sustainable growth in line with medium term targets. Corrugated box volumes have grown at 2.3%, achieving target of GDP+1%, with volume growth across all regions. These results from strong customer partnerships and support for differentiated offering, driven by dual focus on product and service innovation and on removing complexity and cost from customers' supply chains across Europe. Adjusted earnings were GBP 121 million or 12.7 pence per diluted share against GBP 104 million or 11.2 pence per diluted share reported last year.


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