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WH Smith Fundamentals

Company Name WH Smith Last Updated 13 Jun 2019
Industry Consumer Services Sector Specialty Retailers
Shares in Issue (m) 108.16 Market Cap (£m) 2,140.42
PE Ratio 19.97 Div per Share (p) 54.10
Div Yield 2.79 Div Cover 1.79
EPS 99.10 EPS Growth (%) -5.17
PEG -3.86 DPS Growth (%) 12.24
Debt Ratio 12.03 Debt Equity Ratio 0.09
Net Gearing 51.33 Gross Gearing 59.85
Asset Equity Ratio 2.49 Cash Equity Ratio 21.23
Quick Ratio 0.37 Current Ratio 0.91
Price To Book Value 10.10 ROCE 55.60

WH Smith Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
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
H2 Dividend 08 Jan 2015 29 Jan 2015 GBX 24.20 35.00
H1 Dividend 16 Jul 2014 07 Aug 2014 GBX 10.80

WH Smith Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Tangible Assets 179 164 158
Intangible Assets 72 67 63
Investments 17 15 13
Total Fixed Assets 268 246 234
Stocks 154 150 146
Debtors 60 54 50
Cash & Equivalents 45 38 38
Other Assets 1 0 2
Total Assets 528 488 470
Liabilities (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Creditors within 1 year 287 272 268
Creditors after 1 year 29 29 34
Other Liabilities 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 316 301 302
Net assets 212 187 168
Equity (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Called up share capital 24 24 25
Share Premium 8 6 6
Profit / Loss 134 140 131
Other Equity -257 -249 -241
Preference & Minorities 0 0 0
Total Capital Employed 212 187 168
Ratios 2018 2017 2016
Debt Ratio 12.03 13.43 16.83
Debt-to-Equity 0.09 0.10 0.11
Net Gearing 51.33 53.89 56.17
Gross Gearing 59.85 61.68 64.26
Assets / Equity 2.49 2.61 2.80
Cash / Equity 21.23 20.32 22.62
EPS 99.10 104.50 95.60
Cash Flow (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Cash from operating activities 143 148 134
Cashflow before financing 85 100 92
Increase in Cash 8 0 2
Income (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 1,262 1,234 1,212
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross Profit 0 0 0
Operating Profit 136 142 133
Pre-Tax profit 134 140 131
Profit / Loss for the year 24 24 25

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 11 Apr 2019
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 11 Oct 2018

WH Smith Directors

Appointed Director Position
01 Jun 2012 Stephen Clarke Chief Executive
01 Dec 2008 Robert James Moorhead Group Finance Director
01 Sep 2010 Henry Eric Staunton Non-Executive Chairman
01 Sep 2008 John William Drummond Hall Non-Executive Director
03 Dec 2012 Annemarie Verna Florence Durbin Non-Executive Director
04 Feb 2013 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