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Smith (DS) Fundamentals

Company Name Smith (David S) (Holdings Last Updated 16 Oct 2019
Industry Industrials Sector Containers & Packaging
Shares in Issue (m) 1,372.24 Market Cap (£m) 4,826.17
PE Ratio 17.07 Div per Share (p) 16.20
Div Yield 4.61 Div Cover 1.27
EPS 20.60 EPS Growth (%) -17.27
PEG -0.99 DPS Growth (%) 10.20
Debt Ratio 48.50 Debt Equity Ratio 0.54
Net Gearing 58.99 Gross Gearing 63.47
Asset Equity Ratio 2.74 Cash Equity Ratio 12.28
Quick Ratio 0.64 Current Ratio 0.88
Price To Book Value 1.55 ROCE 5.79

Smith (DS) Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
H2 Dividend 03 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2019 GBX 11.00 16.20
H1 Dividend 04 Apr 2019 01 May 2019 GBX 5.20
H2 Dividend 04 Oct 2018 01 Nov 2018 GBX 9.80 14.70
H1 Dividend 05 Apr 2018 01 May 2018 GBX 4.90
H2 Dividend 05 Oct 2017 01 Nov 2017 GBX 10.60 15.20
H1 Dividend 06 Apr 2017 02 May 2017 GBX 4.60
H2 Dividend 29 Sep 2016 01 Nov 2016 GBX 8.80 12.80
H1 Dividend 31 Mar 2016 03 May 2016 GBX 4.00
H2 Dividend 01 Oct 2015 02 Nov 2015 GBX 7.70 11.40
H1 Dividend 09 Apr 2015 01 May 2015 GBX 3.70
H2 Dividend 01 Oct 2014 03 Nov 2014 GBX 6.80 10.00

Smith (DS) Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Tangible Assets 2,993 2,396 1,866
Intangible Assets 3,220 2,043 1,178
Investments 130 124 113
Total Fixed Assets 6,343 4,563 3,157
Stocks 584 543 406
Debtors 914 863 766
Cash & Equivalents 382 297 139
Other Assets 296 63 25
Total Assets 8,519 6,329 4,493
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Creditors within 1 year 2,476 2,054 1,650
Creditors after 1 year 2,931 2,165 1,488
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 5,407 4,219 3,138
Net assets 3,112 2,110 1,355
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Called up share capital 137 107 95
Share Premium 2,236 1,260 728
Profit / Loss 350 292 264
Other Equity 738 742 530
Preference & Minorities 1 1 2
Total Capital Employed 3,112 2,110 1,355
Ratios 2019 2018 2017
Debt Ratio 48.50 50.64 52.34
Debt-to-Equity 0.54 0.51 0.47
Net Gearing 58.99 61.97 66.75
Gross Gearing 63.47 66.66 69.84
Assets / Equity 2.74 3.00 3.32
Cash / Equity 12.28 14.08 10.26
EPS 20.60 24.90 22.10
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 535 453 523
Cashflow before financing -1,256 -497 226
Increase in Cash 8 141 1
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 6,171 5,765 4,781
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 427 361 316
Pre-Tax profit 350 292 264
Profit / Loss for the year 137 107 95

Smith (DS) Company Background

Sector Containers & Packaging
Activities DS Smith Plc is a leading provider of corrugated packaging and are present in 37 countries, employing around 28,500 people. Its story can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family in East London. DS Smith originally listed on the London Stock exchange in the late 1950s.
Latest Interim Date 06 Dec 2018
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 13 Jun 2019

Smith (DS) Directors

Appointed Director Position
04 May 2010 Miles William Roberts Group Chief Executive
24 Sep 2013 Adrian Ross Thomas Marsh Group Finance Director
01 Jun 2010 Gareth Davis Non-Executive Chairman
06 Mar 2013 Christopher Paul Britton Non-Executive Director
01 Dec 2009 Jonathan Clive Nicholls Non-Executive Director
05 Dec 2012 Kathleen Anne O`Donovan Non-Executive Director
11 Apr 2019 David Andrew Robbie Non-Executive Director
23 Jun 2014 Louise Helen Smalley Non-Executive Director
01 Mar 2019 Rupert Christopher Soames Non-Executive Director

Smith (DS) Contact Details

Company Name Smith (David S) (Holdings
Company Address Beech House, Whitebrook Park, 68 Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead SL6 8XY.
Company Telephone +44 (0)20 7932 5000
Company Website http://www.dssmith.com/

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Registrar Address Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA.
Registrar Website http://www.equiniti.com/
Registrar Telephone 0871 384 2030
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