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Smith (Ds) PLC Fundamentals

Company NameSmith (Ds) PLCLast Updated2024-02-29
IndustryPackaging & ContainersSectorConsumer Cyclical
Shares in Issue1.381 bnMarket Cap£4.45 bn
PE Ratio9.50Dividend per Share£0.16
Dividend Yield5.65Dividend Cover2.19
EPS£0.36EPS Growth (%)0.80
PEG0DPS Growth (%)0.2558
Debt Ratio0.3041Debt Equity Ratio0.5532
Asset Equity Ratio2.3948Cash Equity Ratio0.2256
Quick Ratio0.6953Current Ratio0.94
Price To Book Value1.1063ROCE0

Smith (Ds) PLC Dividends

TypeEx-DatePay DateCurrencyNet DividendYear Total
Interim2023-12-142024-01-31GBP0.0600
Prelim2023-09-072023-10-03GBP0.1200
Interim2022-12-152023-01-31GBP0.0600
Prelim2022-10-062022-11-01GBP0.1020
Interim2022-04-072022-05-03GBP0.0480
Prelim2021-10-072021-11-01GBP0.0810
Interim2021-04-082021-05-04GBP0.0400

Smith (Ds) PLC Company Financials

Assets202320222021
Tangible Assets£3.75 bn£3.33 bn£3.28 bn
Intangible Assets£2.93 bn£2.91 bn£3.00 bn
Investments£27.00 m£30.00 m£48.00 m
Total Fixed Assets£6.93 bn£6.78 bn£6.40 bn
Stocks£625.00 m£710.00 m£543.00 m
Debtors£1.23 bn£1.20 bn£789.00 m
Cash & Equivalents£472.00 m£819.00 m£813.00 m
Other Assets£219.00 m£515.00 m£85.00 m
Total Assets£9.46 bn£9.89 bn£8.70 bn
Liabilities202320222021
Creditors within 1 year£3.04 bn£3.57 bn£2.46 bn
Creditors after 1 year£2.33 bn£2.08 bn£2.71 bn
Other Liabilities000
Total Liabilities£5.37 bn£5.65 bn£5.17 bn
Net assets£4.09 bn£4.23 bn£3.54 bn
Equity202320222021
Called up share capital£138.00 m£137.00 m£137.00 m
Share Premium£2.25 bn£2.25 bn£2.24 bn
Profit / Loss£661.00 m£378.00 m£231.00 m
Other Equity£4.08 bn£4.23 bn£3.53 bn
Preference & Minorities£3.00 m£2.00 m£2.00 m
Total Capital Employed£4.09 bn£4.23 bn£3.54 bn
Ratios202320222021
Debt Ratio£0.32£0.27£0.39
Debt-to-Equity£0.46£0.36£0.63
Assets / Equity2.39482.39482.3948
Cash / Equity0.22560.22560.2256
EPS£0.37£0.20£0.14
Cash Flow202320222021
Cash from operating activities£866.00 m£921.00 m£761.00 m
Cashflow before financing£138.00 m£438.00 m£619.00 m
Increase in Cash-£388.00 m£35.00 m£218.00 m
Income202320222021
Turnover£8.22 bn£7.24 bn£5.98 bn
Cost of sales£5.58 bn£5.13 bn£4.01 bn
Gross Profit£2.64 bn£2.12 bn£1.97 bn
Operating Profit£733.00 m£443.00 m£311.00 m
Pre-Tax profit£661.00 m£378.00 m£231.00 m

Smith (Ds) PLC Company Background

SectorConsumer Cyclical
ActivitiesDS Smith PLC manufactures and sells packaging and packaging-related products. The company produces corrugated boards made from recycled paper materials. The firm organizes itself into four segments. The segments are based on geography: U.K., Western Europe, DCH and Northern Europe, and Central Europe and Italy. The Western Europe and Central Europe and Italy segments generate more revenue than any other segment.
Latest Interim Date7 Dec 2023
Latest Fiscal Year End Date22 Jun 2023

Smith (Ds) PLC Directors

AppointedNamePosition
2024-02-22Mr. Eric C. OlsenNon-Executive Director
2019-09-03Ms. Kathleen Anne O'DonovanNon-Executive Director
2013-09-03Mr. Christopher Jonathan BunkerNon-Executive Director
2013-07-24Mr. Stephen William DrydenExecutive Director,Group Finance Director
2008-04-21Mr. George Miles Bramston AdamsNon-Executive Director
2007-03-09Mr. Richard Egerton Christopher MartonNon-Executive Director
2021-07-15Mr. Gareth DavisNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2005-04-22Mr. Antony Peverell HichensNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2008-06-30Mr. Peter Michael JohnsonNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2024-02-22Mr. Geoffrey DrabbleNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2019-09-03Mr. Jonathan Clive Nicholls Non-Executive Director
2024-02-22Mr. Miles William RobertsExecutive Director,Group Chief Executive Officer
2022-09-06Mr. Rupert C Soames OBENon-Executive Director
2007-10-02Mr. Robert Geoffrey BeestonNon-Executive Director
2024-02-22Mr. David RobbieNon-Executive Director,Senior Independent Director
2014-02-11Mr. Philippe MellierNon-Executive Director
2018-06-28Mr. Ian Ward GriffithsNon-Executive Director
2011-08-09Mr. Gavin Mathew Morris MA,MBAExecutive Director,Group Finance Director
2019-07-11Mr. Daniel Robert PietteNon-Executive Director
2024-02-22Mr. Richard N Pike Executive Director,Group Finance Director
2011-08-09Mr. Jean-Paul LoisonExecutive Director
2024-02-22Ms. Celia Frances BaxterNon-Executive Director
2011-08-09Mr. Anthony David Thorne Executive Director,Group Chief Executive
2024-02-22Ms. Louise Helen SmalleyNon-Executive Director
2020-09-09Mr. Chris BrittonNon-Executive Director
2023-04-27Mr. Adrian Ross Thomas Marsh Executive Director,Group Finance Director
2024-02-22Ms. Alina KesselNon-Executive Director
2024-02-22Mr. Alan JohnsonNon-Executive Director

Smith (Ds) PLC Contact Details

Company NameDS Smith PLC
Address350 Euston Road, Regent’s Place, 7th Floor, London, NW1 3AX
Telephone+44 1628583400
Websitehttps://www.dssmith.com

Smith (Ds) PLC Advisors

StockbrokerCiti
Phone+44 2079864000
Fax+44 2079862266
Financial PR AdviserBell Pottinger - Financial and Corporate
Phone+44 2037722500
SolicitorAllen & Overy LLP
Phone+44 2030880000
Fax+44 207339999
RegistrarEquiniti Limited
StockbrokerJ.P. Morgan Cazenove Ltd
Phone+44 2077424000
AuditorDeloitte LLP
Phone+44 2079363000
Fax+44 2075831198
Remuneration ConsultantNew Bridge Street
Phone+44 2070868000
Fax+44 2076211511
Financial AdviserJ.P. Morgan Cazenove
Phone+44 2077424000
BankRoyal Bank of Scotland PLC