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WH Smith

SMWH 1524p 4.0  0.3%
31/08/16 1.50k

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Last ex-div: 14th Jul, paid: 4th Aug more... Dividends
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: For the six months ended 29 February 2016, WH Smith Plc revenues increased 4% to L633M. Net income increased 10% to L66M. Revenues reflect Travel Retail segment increase of 11% to L263M. Net income benefited from High Street Retail segment income increase of 6% to L53M, Travel Retail segment income increase of 9% to L35M. Dividend per share increased from L0.12 to L0.13. more »

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Broker Forecasts
31st Aug 2016
31st Aug 2017

Price Target: 17.0
(+11.81% above Price)
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Est. Long Term Growth Rate: +6.7% (£) (p) (p) (£) (p) (p)
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Broker Recommendations for WH Smith
Recommendation:Strong SellSellHoldBuyStrong Buy
No. of Analysts: 1 1 7 2 2

Named Brokers and Analysts
Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Incorporated Scott Ransley , Investec Bank (UK) Plc Kate Calvert , Canaccord Genuity David Jeary , Nomura Securities Fraser Ramzan , Arden Partners Nicholas Bubb , Numis Securities Andrew Wade , Peel Hunt Jonathan Pritchard , Edison Investment Research Sohil Chotai , Haitong Research (UK) 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 through two divisions, namely, High Street and Travel. The Company's Travel business sells its products to cater for people on the move or in need of a convenience offer. Its Travel business operates from around 740 units, including in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals and workplaces. The Company's High Street sells a range of products, which are divided into categories, such as stationery (including greetings cards), books, and news and impulse (including newspapers, magazines and confectionery), as well as a small range of entertainment products. Its Travel business operates from around 155 international units in the Middle East, Australia, South-East Asia, India and Europe, and an additional 15 small kiosks in China, and 32 small kiosks in India. Its High Street business operates around 621 stores with its presence across the United Kingdom.

Directors: Stephen Clarke (CEO) , Robert Moorhead (CFO) , Ian Houghton (SEC) , Henry Staunton (NEC) 68, Suzanne Baxter (NID) , Annemarie Durbin (NID) 51, Drummond Hall (NID) 66,

No. of Employees: 13,903 No. of Shareholders: n/a


Last Annual August 31st, 2015
Last Interim February 29th, 2016
Incorporated August 10, 2004
Shares in Issue 112,897,881
Free Float 111.4m (98.6%)

SMWH Share Price Performance SMWHQuote
1524p
4.0  0.3%
Traded 4:35pm · Minimum 15 min delayed · NMS: 1.50k

Latest SMWH News Announcements (delayed)

Upcoming SMWH Events
Thursday 13th October, 2016
Full Year 2016 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release

Recent ↓
Thursday 14th July, 2016
Dividend For SMWH.L
Wednesday 8th June, 2016
WH Smith PLC Trading Statement Release
Wednesday 13th April, 2016
Half Year 2016 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release
Wednesday 27th January, 2016
WH Smith PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Wednesday 20th January, 2016
WH Smith PLC Christmas Trading Statement Release
Thursday 14th January, 2016
Dividend For SMWH.L
Thursday 15th October, 2015
Full Year 2015 WH Smith PLC Earnings Presentation
Thursday 15th October, 2015
Full Year 2015 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release
Thursday 20th August, 2015
WH Smith PLC Pre-Close Trading Statement Release
Thursday 16th July, 2015
Dividend For SMWH.L
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 Release
Thursday 16th April, 2015
Half Year 2015 WH Smith PLC Earnings Presentation (London)
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


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