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Smith (DS) Fundamentals

Company Name n/a Last Updated 23 May 2019
Industry Industrials Sector Containers & Packaging
Shares in Issue (m) 1,371.21 Market Cap (£m) 4,415.29
PE Ratio 12.93 Div per Share (p) 14.70
Div Yield 4.66 Div Cover 1.66
EPS 24.90 EPS Growth (%) 12.67
PEG 1.02 DPS Growth (%) -3.29
Debt Ratio 50.64 Debt Equity Ratio 0.51
Net Gearing 61.97 Gross Gearing 66.66
Asset Equity Ratio 3.00 Cash Equity Ratio 14.08
Quick Ratio 0.60 Current Ratio 0.86
Price To Book Value 2.09 ROCE 6.83

Smith (DS) Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
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) 2018 2017 2016
Tangible Assets 2,396 1,866 1,678
Intangible Assets 2,043 1,178 1,089
Investments 124 113 85
Total Fixed Assets 4,563 3,157 2,852
Stocks 543 406 338
Debtors 863 766 696
Cash & Equivalents 297 139 134
Other Assets 63 25 58
Total Assets 6,329 4,493 4,078
Liabilities (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Creditors within 1 year 2,054 1,650 1,514
Creditors after 1 year 2,165 1,488 1,424
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 4,219 3,138 2,938
Net assets 2,110 1,355 1,140
Equity (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Called up share capital 107 95 94
Share Premium 1,260 728 716
Profit / Loss 292 264 201
Other Equity 742 530 327
Preference & Minorities 1 2 3
Total Capital Employed 2,110 1,355 1,140
Ratios 2018 2017 2016
Debt Ratio 50.64 52.34 55.54
Debt-to-Equity 0.51 0.47 0.49
Net Gearing 61.97 66.75 68.76
Gross Gearing 66.66 69.84 72.05
Assets / Equity 3.00 3.32 3.58
Cash / Equity 14.08 10.26 11.75
EPS 24.90 22.10 17.70
Cash Flow (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Cash from operating activities 453 523 363
Cashflow before financing -497 226 -130
Increase in Cash 141 1 26
Income (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 5,765 4,781 4,066
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 361 316 250
Pre-Tax profit 292 264 201
Profit / Loss for the year 107 95 94

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 18 Jun 2018

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
23 Jun 2014 Louise Helen Smalley Non-Executive Director
05 Dec 2012 Kathleen Anne O`Donovan Non-Executive Director
01 Dec 2009 Jonathan Clive Nicholls Non-Executive Director
06 Mar 2013 Christopher Paul Britton Non-Executive Director
11 Apr 2019 David Andrew Robbie Non-Executive Director
01 Mar 2019 Rupert Christopher Soames Non-Executive Director

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