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Wh Smith Fundamentals

Company Name WH Smith Last Updated 06 Jul 2020
Industry Consumer Services Sector Specialty Retailers
Shares in Issue (m) 130.86 Market Cap (£m) 1,393.69
PE Ratio 10.86 Div per Share (p) 58.20
Div Yield 3.85 Div Cover 2.39
EPS 98.10 EPS Growth (%) -1.01
PEG -10.75 DPS Growth (%) 7.58
Debt Ratio 49.25 Debt Equity Ratio 0.45
Net Gearing 61.66 Gross Gearing 68.23
Asset Equity Ratio 3.15 Cash Equity Ratio 20.68
Quick Ratio 0.44 Current Ratio 1.07
Price To Book Value 5.88 ROCE 28.91

Wh Smith Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
H2 Dividend 09 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2020 GBX 41.00 58.20
H1 Dividend 11 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2019 GBX 17.20
H2 Dividend 10 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2019 GBX 38.10 54.10
H1 Dividend 12 Jul 2018 02 Aug 2018 GBX 16.00
H2 Dividend 11 Jan 2018 01 Feb 2018 GBX 33.60 48.20
H1 Dividend 13 Jul 2017 03 Aug 2017 GBX 14.60
H2 Dividend 12 Jan 2017 02 Feb 2017 GBX 30.50 43.90
H1 Dividend 14 Jul 2016 04 Aug 2016 GBX 13.40
H2 Dividend 14 Jan 2016 04 Feb 2016 GBX 27.30 39.40
H1 Dividend 16 Jul 2015 06 Aug 2015 GBX 12.10

Wh Smith Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Tangible Assets 201 179 164
Intangible Assets 225 72 67
Investments 22 17 15
Total Fixed Assets 448 268 246
Stocks 174 154 150
Debtors 73 60 54
Cash & Equivalents 49 45 38
Other Assets 2 1 0
Total Assets 746 528 488
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Creditors within 1 year 279 287 272
Creditors after 1 year 230 29 29
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 509 316 301
Net assets 237 212 187
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Called up share capital 24 24 24
Share Premium 9 8 6
Profit / Loss 135 134 140
Other Equity -253 -257 -249
Preference & Minorities 2 0 0
Total Capital Employed 237 212 187
Ratios 2019 2018 2017
Debt Ratio 49.25 12.03 13.43
Debt-to-Equity 0.45 0.09 0.10
Net Gearing 61.66 51.33 53.89
Gross Gearing 68.23 59.85 61.68
Assets / Equity 3.15 2.49 2.61
Cash / Equity 20.68 21.23 20.32
EPS 98.10 99.10 104.50
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 149 143 148
Cashflow before financing -71 85 100
Increase in Cash 4 8 0
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 1,397 1,262 1,234
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 140 136 142
Pre-Tax profit 135 134 140
Profit / Loss for the year 24 24 24

Wh Smith Company Background

Sector Specialty Retailers
Activities WH Smith PLC is one of the UK's leading retail groups. WHSmith PLC has 565 high street stores and 490 travel outlets at airport, train station, hospital, workplace and motorway service area locations primarily in the UK, as at 31 August 2009. WHSmith Direct - www.whsmith.co.uk - serves customers on the internet 24 hours a day. WHSmith High Street sells a wide range of newspapers, magazines, stationery, books and impulse products, as well as a range of entertainment products. WHSmith Travel sells a tailored range of Newspapers, Magazines, Books and Confectionery products for people on the move and a broader convenience range in hospitals and workplaces.
Latest Interim Date 14 May 2020
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 17 Oct 2019

Wh Smith Directors

Appointed Director Position
2012-06-01 Stephen Clarke Chief Executive
2019-02-26 Carl David Cowling Executive Director
2008-12-01 Robert James Moorhead Group Finance Director
2010-09-01 Henry Eric Staunton Non-Executive Chairman
2019-02-26 Maurice Nicholas Beech Thompson Non-Executive Director
2008-09-01 John William Drummond Hall Non-Executive Director
2019-02-26 Simon Emeny Non-Executive Director
2012-12-03 Annemarie Verna Florence Durbin Non-Executive Director
2013-02-04 Suzanne Claire Baxter Non-Executive Director

Wh Smith Contact Details

Company Name WH Smith
Company Address 180 Wardour Street, London W1F 8FY.
Company Telephone +44 (0)207 494 1800
Company Website http://www.whsmithplc.co.uk/

Wh Smith Advisors

Auditor Name Deloitte & Touche LLP
Auditor Address Stonecutter Court, 1 Stonecutter Street, London EC4A 4TR.
Auditor Website http://www.deloitte.com/
Auditor Telephone +44 (0)20 7936 3000
Registrar Name Computershare Investor Service
Registrar Address The Pavillions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 1XZ.
Registrar Website http://www-uk.computershare.com/
Registrar Telephone 0870 702 0010
Broker Name JPMorgan Cazenove
Broker Address 20 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA.
Broker Website http://www.jpmorgancazenove.com/
Broker Telephone +44 (0)20 7588 2828
Adviser Name Greenhill & Co
Adviser Address Lansdowne House, 57 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6ER.
Adviser Website http://www.greenhill.com /
Adviser Telephone +44 (0)20 7198 7400
Solicitor Name Linklaters LLP
Solicitor Address 1 Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ.
Solicitor Website http://www.linklaters.com/locations/
Solicitor Telephone +44 (0)20 7456 2000
Stockbroker Name Merrill Lynch International
Stockbroker Address Merrill Lynch Financial Centre, 2 King Edward Street, London, EC1A 1HQ.
Stockbroker Website http://www.ml.com/
Stockbroker Telephone +44 (0)20 7628 1000