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WH Smith LSE:SMWH Stock Report

Last Price

UK£12.75

Market Cap

UK£1.7b

7D

5.2%

1Y

-15.5%

Updated

19 Jul, 2024

Data

Company Financials +

WH Smith PLC Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for WH Smith
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£12.75
52 Week HighUK£15.62
52 Week LowUK£10.69
Beta1.66
11 Month Change8.23%
3 Month Change2.99%
1 Year Change-15.51%
33 Year Change-22.84%
5 Year Change-39.92%
Change since IPO718.70%

Recent News & Updates

Recent updates

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of £0.11

Jun 28
WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of £0.11

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Has Announced A Dividend Of £0.11

Jun 14
WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Has Announced A Dividend Of £0.11

Is Now The Time To Look At Buying WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

Jun 12
Is Now The Time To Look At Buying WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

Here's Why WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly

May 21
Here's Why WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Will Pay A Dividend Of £0.11

Apr 28
WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Will Pay A Dividend Of £0.11

WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Shares Could Be 34% Above Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Mar 21
WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Shares Could Be 34% Above Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Is It Time To Consider Buying WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

Feb 29
Is It Time To Consider Buying WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

We Think WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

Jan 08
We Think WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

We Think WH Smith's (LON:SMWH) Robust Earnings Are Conservative

Dec 18
We Think WH Smith's (LON:SMWH) Robust Earnings Are Conservative

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Has Announced That It Will Be Increasing Its Dividend To £0.208

Dec 13
WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Has Announced That It Will Be Increasing Its Dividend To £0.208

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Is Increasing Its Dividend To £0.208

Nov 16
WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Is Increasing Its Dividend To £0.208

Is WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Potentially Undervalued?

Nov 10
Is WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Potentially Undervalued?

A Look At The Fair Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Oct 04
A Look At The Fair Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Here's Why WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly

Jul 14
Here's Why WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly

WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Shares Could Be 33% Above Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Jun 22
WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Shares Could Be 33% Above Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Is It Time To Consider Buying WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

May 05
Is It Time To Consider Buying WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Mar 18
A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

Jan 18
Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

Dec 05
WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

Estimating The Fair Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Aug 25
Estimating The Fair Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

At UK£14.46, Is WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Worth Looking At Closely?

Aug 04
At UK£14.46, Is WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Worth Looking At Closely?

Is WH Smith (LON:SMWH) A Risky Investment?

May 27
Is WH Smith (LON:SMWH) A Risky Investment?

Should You Investigate WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) At UK£14.56?

May 03
Should You Investigate WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) At UK£14.56?

Calculating The Fair Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Apr 12
Calculating The Fair Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Is WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Potentially Undervalued?

Jan 26
Is WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Potentially Undervalued?

Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Jan 05
Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Is WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Using Too Much Debt?

Dec 09
Is WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Using Too Much Debt?

Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Sep 23
Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

Aug 18
Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

Calculating The Fair Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Jun 25
Calculating The Fair Value Of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)

Is WH Smith (LON:SMWH) A Risky Investment?

May 27
Is WH Smith (LON:SMWH) A Risky Investment?

WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Just Reported Interim Earnings: Have Analysts Changed Their Mind On The Stock?

May 01
WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Just Reported Interim Earnings: Have Analysts Changed Their Mind On The Stock?

What Type Of Shareholders Own The Most Number of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Shares?

Mar 17
What Type Of Shareholders Own The Most Number of WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) Shares?

Is It Time To Consider Buying WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

Feb 10
Is It Time To Consider Buying WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH)?

How Much Did WH Smith's(LON:SMWH) Shareholders Earn From Share Price Movements Over The Last Year?

Jan 20
How Much Did WH Smith's(LON:SMWH) Shareholders Earn From Share Price Movements Over The Last Year?

Are Investors Undervaluing WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) By 39%?

Dec 22
Are Investors Undervaluing WH Smith PLC (LON:SMWH) By 39%?

Does WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Dec 01
Does WH Smith (LON:SMWH) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Shareholder Returns

SMWHGB Specialty RetailGB Market
7D5.2%1.3%-1.2%
1Y-15.5%-7.4%4.4%

Return vs Industry: SMWH underperformed the UK Specialty Retail industry which returned -6.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SMWH underperformed the UK Market which returned 5.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SMWH's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SMWH volatility
SMWH Average Weekly Movement4.8%
Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement4.3%
Market Average Movement4.7%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.7%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.6%

Stable Share Price: SMWH has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Volatility Over Time: SMWH's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
179214,935Carl Cowlingwww.whsmithplc.co.uk

WH Smith PLC operates as a retailer in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in two segments, Travel and High Street. The Travel segment offers news, books, and convenience for travelling customers.

WH Smith PLC Fundamentals Summary

How do WH Smith's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SMWH fundamental statistics
Market capUK£1.66b
Earnings (TTM)UK£64.00m
Revenue (TTM)UK£1.86b

25.9x

P/E Ratio

0.9x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report (TTM)
SMWH income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£1.86b
Cost of RevenueUK£711.00m
Gross ProfitUK£1.15b
Other ExpensesUK£1.09b
EarningsUK£64.00m

Last Reported Earnings

Feb 29, 2024

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.49
Gross Margin61.77%
Net Profit Margin3.44%
Debt/Equity Ratio144.9%

How did SMWH perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

2.5%

Current Dividend Yield

64%

Payout Ratio
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