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SMDS - DS Smith Share Price

381.9p -2.0  -0.5%

Last Trade - 20/01/21

Basic Materials
Large Cap
Market Cap £5.27bn
Enterprise Value £7.39bn
Revenue £5.74bn
Position in Universe 169th / 1804
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Relative Strength (%)
1m -3.93%
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52w High -6.64%
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Financial Summary
Year End 30th Apr 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
3,820 4,066 4,781 5,518 6,171 6,043 5,808 5,971 +9.6%
+22.1 +33.3 +3.8 +23.6 -13.6 -4.0 -10.8 +20.5
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 31 October 2020, DS Smithplc revenues decreased 9% to £2.89B. Net income beforeextraordinary items decreased 55% to £74M. Revenues reflectSouthern Europe segment decrease of 13% to £1.03B, NorthAmerica segment decrease of 12% to £279M, Eastern Europesegment decrease of 7% to £438M. Net income also reflectsSouthern Europe segment income decrease of 41% to £100M,Eastern Europe segment income decrease of 21% to £37M.
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Profile Summary

DS Smith Plc is a United Kingdom-based packaging company. The Company’s operating segments include UK, DCH and Northern Europe, Central Europe and Italy, Western Europe, and North America. The Company’s businesses include packaging, paper and recycling. Its packaging product portfolio includes packaging for consumer products, electronic commerce, promotion, transit and industrial packaging. Through its paper business, it manufactures corrugated case material (CCM), which is the paper used for conversion into corrugated board. Its paper business also manufactures paper grades such as plasterboard liner. Its recycling business provides integrated recycling and waste management services, ranging from recycling collections through to recycling and waste management solutions. It collects paper and cardboard for recycling from a range of sectors, including retailers, manufacturers, local authorities, and other recycling and waste management companies.

Last Annual April 30th, 2020
Last Interim October 31st, 2020
Incorporated July 7, 1978
Public Since January 2, 1986
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 29,397
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Frequently Asked Questions for DS Smith
What is the DS Smith share price?

As of 20/01/21, shares in DS Smith are trading at 381.9p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £5.27bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the DS Smith share price performed this year?

Shares in DS Smith are currently trading at 381.9p and the price has moved by 7.32% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the DS Smith price has moved by 19.33% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for DS Smith?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for DS Smith, there are there are currently 4 "buy" , 5 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for DS Smith is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will DS Smith next release its financial results?

DS Smith is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-10-31
What is the DS Smith dividend yield?

The DS Smith dividend yield is 1.04% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does DS Smith pay a dividend?

Last year, DS Smith paid a total dividend of 0.04, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 1.04%. Looking ahead, shares in DS Smith are due to go ex-dividend on 2021-04-08 and the next dividend pay date is 2021-05-04.

When does DS Smith next pay dividends?

DS Smith are due to go ex-dividend on 2021-04-08 and the next dividend pay date is 2021-05-04. The historic dividend yield on DS Smith shares is currently 1.04%.

How do I buy DS Smith shares?

To buy shares in DS Smith you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of DS Smith?

Shares in DS Smith are currently trading at 381.9p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £5.27bn.

Where are DS Smith shares listed? Where are DS Smith shares listed?

Here are the trading details for DS Smith:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: SMDS
What kind of share is DS Smith?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, DS Smith is currently classified as a Style Neutral. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a DS Smith share price forecast 2021?

Shares in DS Smith are currently priced at 381.9p. At that level they are trading at 0.17% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 382.55.

Analysts covering DS Smith currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.24154 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the DS Smith share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like DS Smith. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 24.46%. At the current price of 381.9p, shares in DS Smith are trading at 22.96% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the DS Smith PE Ratio?

The DS Smith PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 18.84. The shares are currently trading at 381.9p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of DS Smith?

DS Smith's management team is headed by:

Gareth Davis - NEC
Miles Roberts - CEO
Adrian Marsh - FID
Iain Simm - GCN
Celia Baxter - NID
Alina Kessel - NID
Geoffrey Drabble - CHM
Who are the major shareholders of DS Smith?

Here are the top five shareholders of DS Smith based on the size of their shareholding:

Aviva Investors Global Services Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 7.96% (109.2m shares)
Aberdeen Standard Investments (Edinburgh) Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.44% (74.6m shares)
Statens Pensjonsfond Utland Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 5.43% (74.5m shares)
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) Sovereign Wealth Fund
Percentage owned: 5.15% (70.7m shares)
Columbia Threadneedle Investments (UK) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 4.98% (68.4m shares)
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