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SMWH - WH Smith Share Price

1860p 26.5  1.4%

Last Trade - 16/04/21

Consumer Cyclicals
Mid Cap
Market Cap £2.43bn
Enterprise Value £3.29bn
Revenue £1.02bn
Position in Universe 284th / 1819
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1m -7.26%
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52w High -9.88%
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Financial Summary
Year End 31st Aug 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
1,178 1,212 1,234 1,262 1,397 1,021 950 1,354 -2.8%
+14.6 +11.4 +9.4 +2.6 -1.4
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 31 August 2020, WH SmithPlc revenues decreased 27% to £1.02B. Net loss totaled£239M vs. income of £106M. Revenues reflect Travel segmentdecrease of 32% to £553M, High Street segment decrease of19% to £468M, Comp. Store Sales (Growth - %)-Traveldecrease from 3 to -43%, Value of Retail Sales-Traveldecrease of 32% to £553M. Net loss reflects Unallocatedsegment loss increase from £37M to £229M.
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Profile Summary

WH Smith PLC is a United Kingdom-based retailer in convenience, books and news for travelling customers. The Company is a high street stationer, bookseller and newsagent. The Company operates through two segments: 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. The Travel business operates from approximately 768 units mainly in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas and hospitals. The High Street business sells a range of Stationery (including greetings cards, general stationery, art and craft, and gifting), News and Impulse (including newspapers, magazines, confectionery and drinks) and Books. The High Street business operates from approximately 612 High Street stores. The Company's digital business operates through two Websites: www.whsmith.co.uk and www.funkypigeon.com. It also operates across Australia, South East Asia, India and the Middle East.

Last Annual August 31st, 2020
Last Interim August 31st, 2020
Incorporated August 10, 2004
Public Since January 2, 1986
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 14,514
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Wednesday 12th May, 2021 Estimate
Half Year 2021 WH Smith PLC Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for WH Smith
What is the WH Smith share price?

As of 16/04/21, shares in WH Smith are trading at 1860p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £2.43bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the WH Smith share price performed this year?

Shares in WH Smith are currently trading at 1860p and the price has moved by 73.18% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the WH Smith price has moved by 38.51% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for WH Smith?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for WH Smith, there are there are currently 3 "buy" , 4 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for WH Smith is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will WH Smith next release its financial results?

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

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-08-31
What is the WH Smith dividend yield?

WH Smith does not currently pay a dividend.

Does WH Smith pay a dividend?

WH Smith does not currently pay a dividend.

When does WH Smith next pay dividends?

WH Smith does not currently pay a dividend.

How do I buy WH Smith shares?

To buy shares in WH 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 WH Smith?

Shares in WH Smith are currently trading at 1860p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £2.43bn.

Where are WH Smith shares listed? Where are WH Smith shares listed?

Here are the trading details for WH Smith:

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

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, WH Smith is currently classified as a Momentum Trap. 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 WH Smith share price forecast 2021?

Shares in WH Smith are currently priced at 1860p. At that level they are trading at 4.58% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 1,949.28.

Analysts covering WH Smith currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of -0.42652 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the WH 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 WH Smith. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 63.77%. At the current price of 1860p, shares in WH Smith are trading at 34.63% 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 WH Smith PE Ratio?

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Who are the key directors of WH Smith?

WH Smith's management team is headed by:

Ian Houghton - SEC
Robert Moorhead - CFO
Henry Staunton - NEC
Annemarie Durbin - NID
Carl Cowling - CEO
Simon Emeny - NID
Nicky Dulieu - NID
Kal Atwal - NED
Who are the major shareholders of WH Smith?

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

M & G Investment Management Ltd. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 6.09% (7.97m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.11% (6.69m shares)
Royal London Asset Management Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5% (6.54m shares)
Marathon Asset Management LLP Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 4.99% (6.53m shares)
Causeway Capital Management LLC Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 4.93% (6.46m shares)
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