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Last 1,501 GBp
Change Today +5.00 / 0.33%
Volume 143.4K
As of 11:35 AM 05/22/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

wh smith plc (SMWH) Snapshot

1,490 GBp
Previous Close
1,496 GBp
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1,513 GBp
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52 Week High
05/8/15 - 1,520 GBp
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - 976.50 GBp
Market Cap
Average Volume 10 Days
0.81 GBp
Shares Outstanding
40.33 GBp
Dividend Yield
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wh smith plc (SMWH) Details

WH Smith PLC operates as a retailer in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Travel and High Street. The Travel division sells various products, such as convenience, books, and news for travelling customers. As of August 31, 2014, it operated 725 units in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals, and workplaces. The High Street division sells stationery, books, newspapers, magazines, and impulse products. As of August 31, 2014, this division operated 604 stores. It also sells its products through; and personalized greetings cards and gifts through and WH Smith PLC was founded in 1792 and is based Swindon, the United Kingdom.

14,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/8/14
Founded in 1792

wh smith plc (SMWH) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive, Executive Director and...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.2M GBP
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Offi...
Total Annual Compensation: 828.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

wh smith plc (SMWH) Key Developments

WH Smith PLC Declares an Interim Dividend for the Six Months Ended February 28, 2015 Payable on August 6, 2015

WH Smith PLC announced that the board has declared an interim dividend of 12.1 pence per share for the six months ended February 28, 2015, a 12% increase on 10.8 pence per share last year. This will be paid on August 6, 2015 to shareholders registered at the close of business on July 17, 2015.

WH Smith PLC Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for Six Months Ended February 28, 2015

WH Smith PLC reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for six months ended February 28, 2015. For the period, the company’s revenue was £611 million against £638 million a year ago. Operating profit was £74 million against £71 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £72 million against £69 million a year ago. Profit for the year was £60 million against £56 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 50.8 pence against 46.3 pence a year ago. Headline group profit before tax was £73 million or 51.7 pence per diluted share against £70 million or 47.1 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £74 million against £65 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £18 million against £17 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was £3 million against £2 million a year ago. Headline Group profit before tax was £73 million against £70 million a year ago, this reflects the increase in profit, a decrease in the effective tax rate from 19% to 17% and a lower basic weighted average number of shares in issue following the share buyback. Group total sales flat with like-for-like (LFL) sales down 2%. Free cash flow was £55 million against £53 million a year ago.

WH Smith PLC Appoints PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditors

WH Smith PLC announced that at the annual general meeting held on January 21, 2015, approved the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors.


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Price/Sales 1.5x
Price/Book 12.8x
Price/Cash Flow 18.4x
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