SMWH.L - WH Smith PLC

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
2,056.00
-4.00 (-0.19%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous close2,060.00
Open2,072.00
Bid0.00 x 122500
Ask0.00 x 80200
Day's range2,040.00 - 2,074.00
52-week range1,635.00 - 2,347.00
Volume174,041
Avg. volume403,552
Market cap2.25B
BetaN/A
PE ratio (TTM)19.85
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield0.48 (2.27%)
Ex-dividend date2018-01-11
1y target estN/A
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  • Reuterslast month

    WH Smith keeps faith with British high street despite sales slowdown

    The problems on the high street contrast with a brighter outlook for the company's travel business which sells items such as snacks and newspapers at locations including airports and railway stations at home and abroad. "If you look at the last 10 years, like-for-like sales have declined (at the high street) but our store count has stayed stubbornly consistent around 600 or so," Chief Executive Stephen Clarke said on Wednesday, indicating the company did not intend to rethink its high street strategy. "We don't manage our high street business for sales, we manage it for profit," Clarke said adding that profit from the stores had held up despite lower sales.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    WH Smith keeps faith with British high street despite sales slowdown

    The head of British stationer WH Smith said the company had no plans to close any high street stores after a slowdown in sales weighed on its performance over the past 20 weeks. The problems on the high street contrast with a brighter outlook for the company's travel business which sells items such as snacks and newspapers at locations including airports and railway stations at home and abroad. "If you look at the last 10 years, like-for-like sales have declined (at the high street) but our store count has stayed stubbornly consistent around 600 or so," Chief Executive Stephen Clarke (Toronto: CKI.TO - news) said on Wednesday, indicating the company did not intend to rethink its high street strategy.

  • Famous Five and Ladybird spoofs fall flat as WH Smith sales dip
    Sky Newslast month

    Famous Five and Ladybird spoofs fall flat as WH Smith sales dip

    Spoof humour books failed to raise a smile over Christmas as falling sales took their toll on trading at WH Smith (LSE: SMWH.L - news) . WH Smith said like-for-like sales in its high street stores fell 4% in the 20 weeks to 20 January. Chief (Taiwan OTC: 3345.TWO - news) executive Stephen Clarke said the decline was in line with expectations, and that stationery, Christmas cards, and wrapping paper had done well.

  • Bloomberglast month

    WH Smith Isn't Laughing as Humorous Book Shortage Hits Sales

    British authors have lost their sense of humor, at least according to one retailer.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

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  • Reuters4 months ago

    WH Smith's profits boosted by sales growth at travel stores

    WH Smith said trading profit at its more than 750 outlets at travel hubs, including railway stations and motorway service areas, rose 10.3 percent to 96 million pounds and now makes up over 60 percent of its trading profit. Trading profit at its high street outlets was flat at 62 million pounds. The company's travel business has been expanding internationally.

  • Reuters - UK Focus4 months ago

    WH Smith's profits boosted by sales growth at travel stores

    British books and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc reported a 6.9 percent rise in annual pretax profits to 140 million pounds on Thursday, with growth led by outlets at airports and other travel sites. ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus4 months ago

    WH Smith reports rise in annual profit led by travel hub outlets

    British books and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc reported a 6.9 percent rise in annual pretax profit to 140 million pounds on Thursday led by outlets in airports and other travel hubs. WH Smith said ...

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  • Reuters - UK Focus8 months ago

    British retailer WH Smith's sales rise 2 pct in 15 weeks to June 10

    British books and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc said its sales rose 2 percent in the 15 weeks to June 10 as a strong performance at outlets at transport hubs outshone weakness in its high street operations. ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus9 months ago

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  • Kids Company bosses face directorship ban over 2015 collapse
    Sky News10 months ago

    Kids Company bosses face directorship ban over 2015 collapse

    The founder and former trustees of Kids Company face being banned from serving as company directors after the charity collapsed in 2015 amid allegations of serious financial mismanagement. Sky News has learnt that the Government's Insolvency Service has written to lawyers acting for Kids Company's former board members - who include Alan Yentob, the ex-BBC creative director, and Richard Handover, a former boss of WH Smith (LSE: SMWH.L - news) - to warn them that it is minded to pursue disqualification proceedings against them.

  • Government moves to ban Kids Company directors over 2015 collapse
    Sky News10 months ago

    Government moves to ban Kids Company directors over 2015 collapse

    The founder and former trustees of Kids Company face being banned from serving as company directors after the charity collapsed in 2015 amid allegations of serious financial mismanagement. Sky News has learnt that the Government's Insolvency Service has written to lawyers acting for Kids Company's former board members - who include Alan Yentob, the ex-BBC creative director, and Richard Handover, a former boss of WH Smith (LSE: SMWH.L - news) - to warn them that it is minded to pursue disqualification proceedings against them.

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