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Wh Smith PLC Fundamentals

Company NameWh Smith PLCLast Updated2021-07-28
IndustrySpecialty RetailSectorConsumer Cyclical
Shares in Issue130.907 mMarket Cap£2.20 bn
PE Ratio15.82Dividend per Share£0.41
Dividend Yield0Dividend Cover0
EPS-£1.99EPS Growth (%)0
PEG0DPS Growth (%)-0.2586
Debt Ratio0.6960Debt Equity Ratio4.5930
Asset Equity Ratio7.3785Cash Equity Ratio0.4068
Quick Ratio0.3558Current Ratio0.76
Price To Book Value12.6743ROCE0

Wh Smith PLC Dividends

TypeEx-DatePay DateCurrencyNet DividendYear Total
Prelim2020-01-092020-01-30GBP0.4100
Interim2019-07-112019-08-01GBP0.1720
Prelim2019-01-102019-01-31GBP0.3810
Interim2018-07-122018-08-02GBP0.1600

Wh Smith PLC Company Financials

Assets202020192018
Tangible Assets£605.00 m£201.00 m£179.00 m
Intangible Assets£493.00 m£225.00 m£72.00 m
Investments£2.00 m£4.00 m£3.00 m
Total Fixed Assets£1.13 bn£448.00 m£268.00 m
Stocks£150.00 m£174.00 m£154.00 m
Debtors£39.00 m£63.00 m£35.00 m
Cash & Equivalents£108.00 m£49.00 m£45.00 m
Other Assets000
Total Assets£1.45 bn£746.00 m£528.00 m
Liabilities202020192018
Creditors within 1 year£377.00 m£279.00 m£287.00 m
Creditors after 1 year£843.00 m£230.00 m£29.00 m
Other Liabilities000
Total Liabilities£1.22 bn£509.00 m£316.00 m
Net assets£227.00 m£237.00 m£212.00 m
Equity202020192018
Called up share capital£29.00 m£24.00 m£24.00 m
Share Premium£328.00 m£22.00 m£21.00 m
Profit / Loss-£280.00 m£135.00 m£134.00 m
Other Equity£222.00 m£235.00 m£212.00 m
Preference & Minorities£5.00 m£2.00 m0
Total Capital Employed£227.00 m£237.00 m£212.00 m
Ratios202020192018
Debt Ratio£0.79£0.47£0.04
Debt-to-Equity£3.73£0.89£0.04
Assets / Equity7.37857.37857.3785
Cash / Equity0.40680.40680.4068
EPS-£0.66£1.06£1.04
Cash Flow202020192018
Cash from operating activities£81.00 m£149.00 m£143.00 m
Cashflow before financing£455.00 m£224.00 m£66.00 m
Increase in Cash£60.00 m£4.00 m£8.00 m
Income202020192018
Turnover£1.02 bn£1.40 bn£1.26 bn
Cost of sales£441.00 m£552.00 m£501.00 m
Gross Profit£580.00 m£845.00 m£761.00 m
Operating Profit-£260.00 m£140.00 m£136.00 m
Pre-Tax profit-£280.00 m£135.00 m£134.00 m

Wh Smith PLC Company Background

SectorConsumer Cyclical
ActivitiesWH Smith PLC is a U.K. retailer selling a wide range of products. Its two core business segments are travel and high street. WHSmith's travel stores offer products such as food, drink, publications, books, and confectionery to travelers. This segment operates primarily in airports, railway stations, hospitals, and workplaces across Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and India. The high street segment operates stores in the United Kingdom, primarily on the U.K. high street. The high street segment sells products into the following categories: stationery, books, newspapers, magazines, and confectionery. WH Smith also has an online retail business that sells a range of books, stationery, magazines, and gifts through its websites.
Latest Interim Date28 Apr 2021
Latest Fiscal Year End Date12 Nov 2020

Wh Smith PLC Directors

AppointedNamePosition
2011-08-09Mr. Alan StewartExecutive Director,Group Finance Director
2009-10-15Mr. Christopher Luke MayhewNon-Executive Director
2020-12-10Mr. Henry Eric StauntonNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2013-01-25Dr. Michael Henry EllisNon-Executive Director
2013-08-30Mr. Walker Gordon BoydNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2012-07-10Mr. Jeffery Francis HarrisNon-Executive Director
2010-10-14Mr. Robert John Orr Barton Non-Executive Director
2013-06-28Ms. Kathryn Elizabeth SwannExecutive Director,Group Chief Executive
2021-07-05Mr. Simon EmenyNon-Executive Director,Senior Independent non-executive director
2020-12-10Mr. John William HallNon-Executive Director
2020-12-07Mr. Robert MoorheadExecutive Director,Group Fin Dir and Chif Oper Off
2010-08-16Mr. Robert M WalkerNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2020-12-10Ms. Annemarie DurbinNon-Executive Director
2021-01-20Ms. Suzanne Claire BaxterNon-Executive Director
2019-11-27Mr. Ian HoughtonCompany Secretary and Legal Director
2020-12-10Mr. Stephen ClarkeExecutive Director,Chief Executive Officer
2020-12-07Mr. Carl CowlingExecutive Director,Chief Executive Officer
2020-12-10Mr. Maurice ThompsonNon-Executive Director
2021-03-01Ms. Kal AtwalNon-Executive Director

Wh Smith PLC Contact Details

Company NameWH Smith PLC
AddressGreenbridge Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 3RX
Telephone+44 2074941800
Websitehttps://www.whsmithplc.co.uk

Wh Smith PLC Advisors

Remuneration ConsultantAllen & Overy
Phone(020) 3088 0000
Fax(020) 3088 0088
AuditorPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Phone+44 2075835000
Fax+44 2078224652
Remuneration ConsultantFIT Remuneration Consultants LLP
Phone+44 2070311111
StockbrokerBarclays
Phone+44 2076232323
SolicitorAllen & Overy LLP
Phone+44 2030880000
Fax+44 207339999
RegistrarComputershare Investor Services PLC
Phone+44 3707020003
Fax+44 3707036101
StockbrokerJ.P. Morgan Cazenove Ltd
Phone+44 2077424000
SolicitorHerbert Smith Freehills LLP
Phone+44 2073748000
Fax+44 2073740888
Financial PR AdviserBrunswick Group LLP
Phone+44 2074045959
Fax+44 2078312823
Financial AdviserGreenhill & Co. International LLP
Phone(020) 7198 7400
Fax(020) 7198 7500
AuditorDeloitte LLP