WH Smith /SMWH

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About WH Smith

WH Smith PLC is a global retailer for news, books and convenience. The Company operates through four segments: Travel UK, North America, Rest of the World, and High Street. The Travel UK segment has a presence in a range of locations, including airports, hospitals, railway stations and motorway service areas across the United Kingdom. It offers a range of products, including books and magazines, health and beauty products, souvenirs, digital accessories and food and drink options for travelers. It operates over 590 stores in travel locations and hospitals in the United Kingdom. It sells a range of products in categories, such as stationery (including greeting cards, general stationery, art and craft, and gifting), News and Impulse (including newspapers, magazines, confectionery and drinks) and books on high streets.

Ticker

SMWH

Sector

Consumer Cyclicals

Trading on

LSE

Industry

Office Supplies

CEO

Carl Cowling

Employees

14,230

Headquarters

Swindon, United Kingdom

WH Smith Metrics

BasicAdvanced
£1.65B
Market cap
21.07
P/E ratio
£0.60
EPS
2.13
Beta
£0.29
Dividend rate
2.29%
Dividend yield
£1.65B
2.13433
£16.80
£11.34
475.75K
£0.29
0.694
0.317
236.909
300
47.92%
24.725
3.98%
5.27%
25.82%
7.85%
21.072
0.922
5.219
15.453
1.26%
2.29%
2.29%
28.07%
68.95%
20.65%

What the Analysts think about WH Smith

Analyst Ratings

Majority rating from 13 analysts.
Buy

Price Targets

Average projection from 12 analysts.
35.85% upside
High £23.00
Low £14.50
£12.47
Current price
£16.94
Average price target

WH Smith Financial Performance

Income StatementBalance sheetCash Flow

Income Statement

Revenues and expenses
5.03% profit margin
QuarterlyAnnual
Q4 23
QoQ growth
Revenue
£934M
8.73%
Net income
£47M
46.88%
Profit margin
5.03%
35.22%

WH Smith Earnings Performance

Earnings per share (EPS)

Company profitability
Missed by 8.16%
QuarterlyAnnual
Q1 22
Q3 22
Q1 23
Q3 23
Q1 24
Actual
£0.09
£0.39
£0.25
£0.52
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Expected
£0.16
£0.38
£0.35
£0.56
£0.22
Surprise
-41.06%
2.15%
-28.61%
-8.16%
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FAQs

What’s the current market cap for WH Smith stock?

WH Smith (SMWH) has a market cap of £1.65B as of April 17, 2024.

What is the P/E ratio for WH Smith stock?

The price to earnings (P/E) ratio for WH Smith (SMWH) stock is 21.07 as of April 17, 2024.

Does WH Smith stock pay dividends?

Yes, the WH Smith (SMWH) stock pays dividends to shareholders. As of April 17, 2024, the dividend rate is £0.289 and the yield is 2.29%. WH Smith has a payout ratio of 47.92% on a trailing twelve-month basis.

When is the next WH Smith dividend payment date?

The next WH Smith (SMWH) dividend payment date is unconfirmed.

What is the beta indicator for WH Smith ?

WH Smith (SMWH) has a beta rating of 2.13. This means that it is more volatile than the market, on average. A beta of 1 would indicate the stock moves in-line with the market, while a beta of 2 would indicate the stock moves twice as much as the market.

What is the WH Smith stock price target?

The target price for WH Smith (SMWH) stock is £16.94, which is 35.85% above the current price of £12.47. This is an average based on projections from 12 analysts, and represents their view of what the stock price could be in 12 or 18 months. This should not be seen as investment advice - Lightyear does not carry out investment research.

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