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SNWS - Smiths News Share Price

34.8p -1.2  -3.3%

Last Trade - 15/10/21

Consumer Cyclicals
Small Cap
Market Cap £86.2m
Enterprise Value £185.5m
Revenue £1.09bn
Position in Universe 1078th / 1785
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52w High -26.7%
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Year End 31st Aug 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
1,646 1,594 1,534 1,304 1,165 1,165 1,092 1,046 -6.7%
-17.1 -8.3 -38.6 +33.8 -8.0 -13.6 +3.47
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the 26 weeks ended 27 February 2021, Smiths NewsPLC revenues decreased 11% to £551.6M. Net income beforeextraordinary items increased from £4.4M to £13M. Revenuesreflect Rest of World segment decrease of 94% to £100K. Netincome reflects Impairment of investment in joint venturdecrease from £6.6M (expense) to £0K, Administrativeexpenses decrease of 22% to £16.9M (expense). Dividend pershare totaled to £0.01.
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Profile Summary

Smiths News plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in wholesale distribution of newspapers and magazines. The Company operates through its Smiths News segment. The Smiths News segment include Smiths News Core, Dawson Media Direct (DMD), Instore, Martin Lave and Rascal Systems. Smiths News Core is a distributor of newspapers and magazines to retailers across England and Wales. DMD supplies newspapers, magazines and inflight entertainment to airlines and travel points in the United Kingdom. InStore works with retailers, suppliers and publishers providing field-based merchandising and marketing, supply chain auditing and compliance solutions. Martin Lavell is a corporate news distributor, supplying newspapers and magazines to corporate and public sector customers. Rascal Systems works with retailers to simplify product management.

Last Annual August 31st, 2020
Last Interim February 27th, 2021
Incorporated August 2, 2004
Public Since August 30, 2006
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 4,694
Sector Consumer Cyclicals
Industry Media & Publishing
Index FTSE Fledgling ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 247,700,000
Free Float (0.0%)
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Wednesday 10th November, 2021 Estimate
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Frequently Asked Questions for Smiths News
What is the Smiths News share price?

As of 15/10/21, shares in Smiths News are trading at 34.8p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £86.2m. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Smiths News share price performed this year?

Shares in Smiths News are currently trading at 34.8p and the price has moved by 37.55% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Smiths News price has moved by 11.36% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Smiths News?

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

When will Smiths News next release its financial results?

Smiths News is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2022-02-27
What is the Smiths News dividend yield?

The Smiths News dividend yield is 1.44% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Smiths News pay a dividend?

Last year, Smiths News paid a total dividend of 0.01, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 1.44%. Looking ahead, Smiths News has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Smiths News next pay dividends?

Smiths News has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Smiths News shares is currently 1.44%.

How do I buy Smiths News shares?

To buy shares in Smiths News 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 Smiths News?

Shares in Smiths News are currently trading at 34.8p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £86.2m.

Where are Smiths News shares listed? Where are Smiths News shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Smiths News:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: SNWS
What kind of share is Smiths News?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Smiths News is currently classified as a Turnaround. 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 Smiths News share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Smiths News are currently priced at 34.8p. At that level they are trading at 50.86% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 70.82.

Analysts covering Smiths News currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.096 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Smiths News 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 Smiths News. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -16.4%. At the current price of 34.8p, shares in Smiths News are trading at -7.42% 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 Smiths News PE Ratio?

The Smiths News PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 3.37. The shares are currently trading at 34.8p.

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 Smiths News?

Smiths News's management team is headed by:

Jonathan Bunting - CEO
Stuart Marriner - GCN
Denise Collis - NID
Mark Whiteling - NID
Michael Holt - NID
Tony Grace - DRC
David Blackwood - NEC
Paul Baker - CFO
Who are the major shareholders of Smiths News?

Here are the top five shareholders of Smiths News based on the size of their shareholding:

Aberforth Partners LLP Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 14.04% (34.8m shares)
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 10.68% (26.5m shares)
Fidelity International Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 10% (24.8m shares)
Silchester International Investors, L.L.P. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 9.9% (24.5m shares)
Forum Family Office GmbH Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 9.72% (24.1m shares)
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