Wh Smith Plc

Wh Smith (SMWH)

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Company name:Wh Smith Plc
Company Description:Distribution and sale of books, newspapers, magazines, music, video and stationery; Consumer publishing
EPIC:SMWHTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:F25FISIN:GB00B2PDGW16
Market Segment:STMMShare Type:DE
WWW Address:http://www.whsmithplc.co.uk/investorsDescription:ORD 22 6/67P
Industry Sector:GENERAL RETAILERS
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 1,725.00 images.advfn.com/imagesnew/2/gb/down -58.0 [-3.25] 1,711.00 1,715.00 1,770.00 1,780.00 1,654.00 786,373
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 2,257.39 130.86 0.93 -199.20 - - - 2,564.00 - 585.50

Wh Smith Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.2,257.39m
Shares In Issue130.86m
Prev. Close1,783.00
PE Ratio- 
Dividend Yield-%
EPS - basic-199.20p
Dividend PS-p
Dividend Cover- 
Cash Flow PS61.90p
Return On Equity (ROE)-23.42%
Operating Margin-6.66%
PEG Factor- 
EPS Growth Rate-303.06%
Dividends PS Growth Rate-%
Net Debt1,112.00m
Gross Gearing84.31%
Quick Assets197.00m
Net Working Capital-30.00m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets82.36%
Turnover PS780.20p
Pre-Tax Profit PS-51.96p
Retained Profit PS-75.65p
Cash PS82.53p
Net Cash PS-205.56p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-522.68p
Net Asset Value PS173.46p
Spread4.00 (0.23%) 

Wh Smith Balance Sheet

LSE:SMWH:Liabilities+EQLSE:SMWH:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week1,809.001,555.00
4 weeks1,809.001,461.00
12 weeks1,809.00955.00
1 year2,564.00585.50

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Wh Smith Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week1,622.00103.006.351,555.000.461,674.07
4 weeks1,595.00130.008.151,461.000.391,601.95
12 weeks966.50758.5078.48955.000.581,482.21
26 weeks1,050.00675.0064.29876.500.511,256.62
1 year2,494.00-769.00-30.83585.500.691,239.25
3 years2,168.00-443.00-20.43585.500.481,655.06
5 years1,813.00-88.00-4.85585.500.431,684.37

Wh Smith Key Management Ratios

Wh Smith Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio143.21 
PE Ratio- 
Tobin's Q Ratio 2.06 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)4.25 
Dividend Yield-%
Market-to-Book Ratio10.17 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS-33.20 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS-22.80 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS27.87 
Price-to-Sales PS2.21 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-3.32 
Price-to-Cash PS20.90 
Net Working Capital PS-22.92 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS-75.25%
Earnings Yield-%
Average PE18.12 
Years in average4 
PE to PE average-%

Wh Smith Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio78.79%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio3.71 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-1.24 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.37 
Net Gearing76.85%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)205.55%
Gross Gearing84.31%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)225.51%
Gearing Under 1 Year26.05%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)69.69%
Assets/Equity6.37 
Cash/Equity47.58 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets-2.07%
Current Ratio0.92 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)0.52 
Liquidity Ratio0.29 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets31.12%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value2,997.39m
CFO/Sales0.08 
CFO/Attributable Profit- 
CFO/Assets0.06 
CFO/Debt0.07 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.54 
Total Debt/Sales1.19 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit-17.94 
Total Debt1,220.00m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets-40.67%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs6 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
0.92661.2336

Wh Smith Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)-6.36%
Return On Assets (ROA)-4.74%
Net Profit Margin-5.09%
Assets Turnover0.93 
Return On Equity (ROE)-23.42%
Return On Investment (ROI)-6.77%
Dividend Payout Ratio-%
Plowback Ratio100.00%
Growth from Plowback Ratio-%
Net Income Of Revenues-9.70%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover4.47 
Fixed Assets Turnover1.33 
Current Assets Turnover3.09 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover6.30 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales1.07 
Debtors-to-Sales8.81%
Debt Collection Period32.17Days

Wh Smith Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
12 Nov 2020InterimGBX0.8728/08/202028/02/202127/01/202128/01/202125/02/2021-
17 Oct 2019FinalGBX41.0031/08/201831/08/201909/01/202010/01/202030/01/202058.20
11 Apr 2019InterimGBX17.2028/08/201828/02/201911/07/201912/07/201901/08/2019-
11 Oct 2018FinalGBX38.1031/08/201731/08/201810/01/201911/01/201931/01/201954.10
12 Apr 2018InterimGBX16.0028/08/201728/02/201812/07/201813/07/201802/08/2018-
12 Oct 2017FinalGBX33.6031/08/201631/08/201711/01/201812/01/201801/02/201848.20
12 Apr 2017InterimGBX14.6028/08/201628/02/201713/07/201714/07/201703/08/2017-
13 Oct 2016FinalGBX30.5031/08/201531/08/201612/01/201713/01/201702/02/201743.90
13 Apr 2016InterimGBX13.4029/08/201529/02/201614/07/201615/07/201604/08/2016-
15 Oct 2015FinalGBX27.3031/08/201431/08/201514/01/201615/01/201604/02/201639.40
16 Apr 2015InterimGBX12.1028/08/201428/02/201516/07/201517/07/201506/08/2015-
16 Oct 2014FinalGBX24.2031/08/201331/08/201408/01/201509/01/201529/01/201535.00
10 Apr 2014InterimGBX10.8028/08/201328/02/201416/07/201418/07/201407/08/2014-
10 Oct 2013FinalGBX21.3031/08/201231/08/201308/01/201410/01/201430/01/201430.70
11 Apr 2013InterimGBX9.4028/08/201228/02/201317/07/201319/07/201308/08/2013-
11 Oct 2012FinalGBX18.6031/08/201131/08/201202/01/201304/01/201331/01/201326.90
19 Apr 2012InterimGBX8.3029/08/201129/02/201213/06/201215/06/201218/07/2012-
13 Oct 2011FinalGBX15.3031/08/201031/08/201104/01/201206/01/201202/02/201222.50
14 Apr 2011InterimGBX7.2031/08/201031/08/201118/05/201120/05/201109/06/2011-
14 Oct 2010FinalGBX13.3031/08/200931/08/201005/01/201107/01/201103/02/201119.40
22 Apr 2010InterimGBX6.1031/08/200931/08/201019/05/201021/05/201010/06/2010-
04 Nov 2009FinalGBX11.3031/08/200831/08/200906/01/201008/01/201004/02/201016.70
23 Apr 2009InterimGBX5.4028/02/200828/02/200920/05/200922/05/200912/06/2009-
09 Oct 2008FinalGBX9.7031/08/200731/08/200807/01/200909/01/200905/02/200914.30
23 Apr 2008InterimGBX4.6029/08/200729/02/200821/05/200823/05/200813/06/2008-
11 Oct 2007FinalGBX8.1031/08/200631/08/200709/01/200811/01/200806/02/200811.80
19 Apr 2007InterimGBX3.7028/08/200628/02/200723/05/200725/05/200714/06/2007-
12 Oct 2006FinalGBX6.2031/08/200531/08/200603/01/200705/01/200706/02/200711.30
06 Apr 2006InterimGBX5.1028/08/200528/02/200617/05/200619/05/200615/06/2006-
13 Oct 2005FinalGBX9.2031/08/200431/08/200504/01/200606/01/200607/02/200613.70
21 Apr 2005InterimGBX4.5028/08/200428/02/200525/05/200527/05/200523/06/2005-
14 Oct 2004FinalGBX8.0031/08/200331/08/200429/12/200431/12/200428/01/200512.00
22 Apr 2004InterimGBX4.0029/08/200329/02/2004----
16 Oct 2003FinalGBX13.0031/08/200231/08/200303/01/200405/01/200430/01/200419.00
17 Apr 2003InterimGBX6.0028/08/200228/02/200328/05/200330/05/200326/06/2003-
17 Oct 2002FinalGBX13.0031/08/200131/08/200204/01/200306/01/200331/01/200319.00
23 Apr 2002InterimGBX6.0028/08/200128/02/200229/05/200231/05/200227/06/2002-
18 Oct 2001FinalGBX13.0031/08/200031/08/200124/10/200126/10/200101/02/200219.00
12 Apr 2001InterimGBX6.0028/08/200028/02/200125/04/200127/04/200128/06/2001-
26 Oct 2000FinalGBX13.0031/08/199931/08/200006/11/200010/11/200002/02/200119.00
18 Apr 2000InterimGBX6.0029/08/199929/02/200002/05/200008/05/200029/06/2000-
29 Oct 1999FinalGBX12.4531/08/199831/08/199908/11/199912/11/199928/01/200018.20
11 Nov 1998FinalGBX4.0031/08/199731/08/199823/11/199827/11/199829/01/199920.80

Wh Smith Fundamentals

 31 Aug 2017 (GBP)31 Aug 2018 (GBP)31 Aug 2019 (GBP)31 Aug 2020 (GBP)
turnover1,234.00100.00%1,262.00100.00%1,397.00100.00%1,021.00100.00%m
pre tax profit140.0011.35%134.0010.62%135.009.66%-68.00-6.66%m
attributable profit116.009.40%108.008.56%106.007.59%-52.00-5.09%m
retained profit66.005.35%54.004.28%46.003.29%-99.00-9.70%m
eps - basic (p)104.50 109.20 98.10 -199.20 
eps - diluted (p)103.60 108.20 97.20 -199.20 
dividends per share48.20 54.10 58.20 - 

Wh Smith Balance Sheet

 31 Aug 2017 (GBP)31 Aug 2018 (GBP)31 Aug 2019 (GBP)31 Aug 2020 (GBP)
LSE:SMWH:Liabilities+EQLSE:SMWH:AssetsLSE:SMWH:Liabilities+EQLSE:SMWH:AssetsLSE:SMWH:Liabilities+EQLSE:SMWH:AssetsLSE:SMWH:Liabilities+EQLSE:SMWH:Assets
 31 Aug 2017 (GBP)31 Aug 2018 (GBP)31 Aug 2019 (GBP)31 Aug 2020 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets164.0033.61%179.0033.90%201.0026.94%192.0013.27%m
intangibles intangibles67.0013.73%72.0013.64%225.0030.16%906.0062.61%m
fixed investments fixed investments1.000.20%4.000.76%6.000.80%2.000.14%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks150.0030.74%154.0029.17%174.0023.32%150.0010.37%m
debtors debtors68.0013.93%74.0014.02%91.0012.20%89.006.15%m
cash & securities cash & securities38.007.79%45.008.52%49.006.57%108.007.46%m
TOTAL488.00100%528.00100%746.00100%1,447.00100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short272.0055.74%287.0054.36%279.0037.40%377.0026.05%m
creditors - long creditors - long29.005.94%29.005.49%230.0030.83%843.0058.26%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL301.0061.68%316.0059.85%509.0068.23%1,220.0084.31%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves187.0038.32%212.0040.15%235.0031.50%222.0015.34%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%2.000.27%5.000.35%m
TOTAL187.0038.32%212.0040.15%237.0031.77%227.0015.69%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Wh Smith Cash Flow Statement

31 Aug 2017 (GBP)31 Aug 2018 (GBP)31 Aug 2019 (GBP)31 Aug 2020 (GBP)
Operating CF148.00143.00149.0081.00m
Pre-Financing CF100.0085.00-71.00-314.00m
Retained CF-8.004.006.00m

Wh Smith Brokers

NameActivityTypeMnemonicCode
Altium Capital LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerALTIAPCFGB21
Commerzbank AGMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerKLWTDRESGB2LPST
Evolution Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerEVOEVBGGB21MMT
HSBC Bank plcMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerHSBCJCAPGB2L
Winterflood Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerWINSWNTSGB2LBIC
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