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Last ex-div: 16th Jul, paid: 6th Aug more... Dividends
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: For the 26 weeks ended 28 February 2015, WH Smith Plc revenues decreased less than 1% to L611M. Net income increased 7% to L60M. Revenues reflect Travel Retail segment increase of 7% to L237M, Comp. Store Sales (Growth - %)-Travel increase from -1 to 3%, Value of Retail Sales-Travel increase of 7% to L237M, also reflect High Street Retail segment decrease of 5% to L374M, Retail Sales-High street decrease of 5% to L374M. more »

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Broker Forecasts
31st Aug 2015
31st Aug 2016

Price Target: 14.4
(-5.61% below Price)
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Est. Long Term Growth Rate: +8.3% (£) (p) (p) (£) (p) (p)
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Broker Recommendations for WH Smith
Recommendation:Strong SellSellHoldBuyStrong Buy
No. of Analysts: 1 0 8 2 4

Named Brokers and Analysts
Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Incorporated James Collins , Investec Bank (UK) Plc Kate Calvert , Canaccord Genuity David Jeary , Nomura Securities Sunita Entwisle , Arden Partners Nicholas Bubb , Panmure Gordon Philip Dorgan , Numis Securities Matthew Taylor , Peel Hunt Jonathan Pritchard , Edison Investment Research Sohil Chotai , FinnCap David Stoddart , Espirito Santo Investment Bank Tony Shiret , Liberum Adam Tomlinson , Cantor Fitzgerald Europe Freddie George ,

Profile Summary

WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retail company. The Company operates in two businesses – Travel and High Street. Travel sells a range of Newspapers, Magazines, Books and Impulse products for people on the move and a range in hospitals and workplaces. The Travel business operates 725 units, mainly in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals and workplaces, primarily in the United Kingdom. High Street sells a range of Stationery, Books, Newspapers, Magazines and Impulse products, as well as a small range of Entertainment products. The High Street business operates 604 stores with a reach across the United Kingdom and a presence on nearly every United Kingdom high street. It operates over 1,300 stores, in the United Kingdom, consisting 725 travel outlets and 604 high street stores.

Directors: Stephen Clarke (CEO) , Robert Moorhead (CFO) 46, Ian Houghton (SEC) , Henry Staunton (NEC) 67, Suzanne Baxter (NID) , Annemarie Durbin (NID) 51, Drummond Hall (NID) 65,

No. of Employees: 14,391 No. of Shareholders: n/a


Last Annual August 31st, 2014
Last Interim February 28th, 2015
Incorporated August 10, 2004
Shares in Issue 116,815,996
Free Float 113.3m (97.0%)

SMWH Share Price Performance SMWHQuote
1556p
28.0  1.8%
Traded 12:27pm · Minimum 15 min delayed · NMS: 1.50k

Latest SMWH News Announcements (delayed)

Upcoming SMWH Events
Thursday 16th July, 2015
Dividend For SMWH.L
Thursday 15th October, 2015
Full Year 2015 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release

Recent ↓
Wednesday 3rd June, 2015
WH Smith PLC Trading Statement for the 13 Week Period to 30 May 2015
Thursday 16th April, 2015
Half Year 2015 WH Smith PLC Earnings Presentation (London)
Thursday 16th April, 2015
Half Year 2015 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release
Wednesday 21st January, 2015
WH Smith PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Wednesday 21st January, 2015
WH Smith PLC Christmas Trading Statement
Thursday 8th January, 2015
Dividend For SMWH.L
Wednesday 12th November, 2014
WH Smith PLC Trading Update for the 10 Week Period to 8 November 2014
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


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