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Last ex-div: 14th Jan, paid: 4th Feb more... Dividends
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: For the fiscal year ended 31 August 2015, WH Smith Plc revenues increased 1% to L1.18B. Net income increased 10% to L101M. Revenues reflect Comp. Store Sales (Growth - %)-Travel increase from 0 to 4%, Value of Retail Sales-Travel increase of 9% to L521M. Net income benefited from Net Pension Int-Non-underlying items decrease of 33% to L2M (expense), Unwinding Discount on Provisions decrease from L1M (expense) to L0K. more »

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Broker Forecasts
31st Aug 2016
31st Aug 2017

Price Target: 15.9
(-6.91% below Price)
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Est. Long Term Growth Rate: +6.9% (£) (p) (p) (£) (p) (p)
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Recommendation:Strong SellSellHoldBuyStrong Buy
No. of Analysts: 1 2 7 3 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) 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, 2015
Last Interim August 31st, 2015
Incorporated August 10, 2004
Shares in Issue 114,679,031
Free Float 111.4m (97.2%)

SMWH Share Price Performance SMWHQuote
16.0  0.9%
Traded 4:39pm · Minimum 15 min delayed · NMS: 1.50k

Latest SMWH News Announcements (delayed)

Upcoming SMWH Events
Thursday 14th January, 2016
Dividend For SMWH.L
Wednesday 20th January, 2016
WH Smith PLC Christmas Trading Statement Release
Wednesday 27th January, 2016
WH Smith PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Thursday 14th April, 2016
Half Year 2016 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release

Recent ↓
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 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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