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Last ex-div: 8th Jan, paid: 29th Jan more... Dividends
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: For the fiscal year ended 31 August 2014, WH Smith Plc revenues decreased 2% to L1.16B. Net income increased 14% to L92M. Revenues reflect a decrease in demand for the Company's products and services due to unfavorable market conditions. Dividend per share increased from L0.31 to L0.35. Basic Earnings per Share excluding Extraordinary Items increased from L0.66 to L0.77. more »

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Broker Forecasts
31st Aug 2015
31st Aug 2016

Price Target: 1,194 (+7.91% above Price) Net Profit EPS DPS Net Profit EPS DPS
Est. Long Term Growth Rate: +9.3% (£) (p) (p) (£) (p) (p)
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Broker Recommendations for WH Smith
Recommendation:Strong SellSellHoldBuyStrong Buy
No. of Analysts: 0 0 5 3 7

Named Brokers and Analysts
Investec Bank (UK) Plc Kate Calvert , Canaccord Genuity David Jeary , Nomura Securities Fraser Ramzan , Arden Partners Nick Bubb , Panmure Gordon P. Dorgan , Numis Securities Matthew Taylor , Peel Hunt John Stevenson , FinnCap David Stoddart , Shore Capital Stockbrokers , Espirito Santo Investment Bank , Liberum Sanjay Vidyarthi , Cantor Fitzgerald Europe Freddie George ,

WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company has two businesses divisions: Travel and High Street. The Company's Travel division sells a range of newspapers, magazines, books and impulse products for people on the move and a broader convenience range in hospitals and workplaces. The Company's High Street sells a wide range of stationery, books, newspapers, magazines and impulse products, as well as a small range of entertainment products.The Company’s subsidiaries include WH Smith PLC, WH Smith Retail Holdings Limited, WH Smith High Street Holdings Limited, WH Smith Travel Holdings Limited, WH Smith High Street Limited, WH Smith Travel Limited and WH Smith Hospitals Holdings Limited.

Directors: Stephen Clarke (CEO) , Robert Moorhead (CFO) 46, Ian Houghton (SEC) , Henry Staunton (NEC) 66, Suzanne Baxter (NID) , Annemarie Durbin (NID) 50, Drummond Hall (NID) ,

No. of Employees: 14,723 No. of Shareholders: 0


Last Annual August 31st, 2014
Last Interim August 31st, 2014
Shares in Issue 118,533,250
Free Float 112.0m (94.6%)
ISIN GB00B2PDGW16

SMWH Share Price Performance SMWH Quote
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4.0  0.4%
Traded 11:57am · Minimum 15 min delayed · NMS: 2.00k

Latest SMWH News Announcements (delayed)

Upcoming SMWH Events
Wednesday 12th November, 2014
WH Smith PLC Interim Management Statement Release
Thursday 8th January, 2015
Dividend For SMWH.L
Wednesday 21st January, 2015
WH Smith PLC Christmas Trading Statement
Wednesday 21st January, 2015
WH Smith PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Thursday 16th April, 2015
Half Year 2015 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release
Monday 15th June, 2015 (estimate)
WH Smith PLC Interim Management Statement Release
Thursday 21st January, 2016 (estimate)
WH Smith PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting

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Thursday 16th October, 2014
Full Year 2014 WH Smith PLC Earnings Presentation (London)
Thursday 16th October, 2014
Full Year 2014 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release
Thursday 21st August, 2014
WH Smith PLC Pre-Close Trading Update
Wednesday 16th July, 2014
Dividend For SMWH.L
Wednesday 11th June, 2014
WH Smith PLC Interim Management Statement
Wednesday 21st May, 2014
WH Smith PLC at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Retail, Transport & Leisure Conference
Thursday 10th April, 2014
Half Year 2014 WH Smith PLC Earnings Presentation (London)
Thursday 10th April, 2014
Half Year 2014 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release
Wednesday 22nd January, 2014
WH Smith PLC Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 22nd January, 2014
WH Smith PLC Christmas Trading Statement 2014


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