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
 1,995.00 uk.advfn.com/p.php?gfx=/gb/down -15.0 [-0.75] 1,997.00 2,002.00 1,988.00 2,004.00 1,974.00 330,816
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 2,097.87 105.16 0.67 109.20 54.10 18.27 2.71 2,222.00 - 1,678.00

Wh Smith Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.2,097.87m
Shares In Issue105.16m
Prev. Close2,010.00
PE Ratio18.27 
Dividend Yield2.71%
EPS - basic109.20p
Dividend PS54.10p
Dividend Cover2.02 
Cash Flow PS135.99p
Return On Equity (ROE)50.94%
Operating Margin10.62%
PEG Factor4.06 
EPS Growth Rate4.50%
Dividends PS Growth Rate12.24%
Net Debt271.00m
Gross Gearing59.85%
Quick Assets119.00m
Net Working Capital-14.00m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets28.24%
Turnover PS1,200.12p
Pre-Tax Profit PS127.43p
Retained Profit PS51.35p
Cash PS42.79p
Net Cash PS-230.13p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *133.14p
Net Asset Value PS201.60p
Spread5.00 (0.25%) 

Wh Smith Balance Sheet

SMWH:Liabilities+EQSMWH:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week2,100.001,944.00
4 weeks2,114.001,944.00
12 weeks2,222.001,944.00
1 year2,222.001,678.00

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Wh Smith Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week2,046.00-51.00-2.491,944.000.512,041.26
4 weeks2,114.00-119.00-5.631,944.000.402,027.23
12 weeks2,084.00-89.00-4.271,944.000.362,091.23
26 weeks1,927.0068.003.531,678.000.381,979.03
1 year2,000.00-5.00-0.251,678.000.381,970.52
3 years1,727.00268.0015.521,174.000.371,845.41
5 years1,036.00959.0092.57976.500.331,726.64

Wh Smith Key Management Ratios

Wh Smith Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio13.48 
PE Ratio18.27 
Tobin's Q Ratio 4.13 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)4.78 
Dividend Yield2.71%
Market-to-Book Ratio9.90 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS15.66 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS38.85 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS14.67 
Price-to-Sales PS1.66 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS14.98 
Price-to-Cash PS46.62 
Net Working Capital PS-13.31 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS-149.85%
Earnings Yield5.47%
Average PE16.93 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average107.88%

Wh Smith Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio12.03%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.14 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)0.21 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.01 
Net Gearing51.33%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)59.43%
Gross Gearing59.85%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)69.30%
Gearing Under 1 Year54.36%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)62.94%
Assets/Equity2.49 
Cash/Equity21.23 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets-2.65%
Current Ratio0.95 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)0.41 
Liquidity Ratio0.16 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets16.48%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value2,081.87m
CFO/Sales0.11 
CFO/Attributable Profit1.32 
CFO/Assets0.27 
CFO/Debt0.45 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value0.15 
Total Debt/Sales0.25 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit2.36 
Total Debt316.00m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets-22.57%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth4.53%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth7.15%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth9.84%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs4 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
0.66920.6931

Wh Smith Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)55.60%
Return On Assets (ROA)21.26%
Net Profit Margin8.56%
Assets Turnover2.48 
Return On Equity (ROE)50.94%
Return On Investment (ROI)47.26%
Dividend Payout Ratio49.54%
Plowback Ratio50.46%
Growth from Plowback Ratio27.32%
Net Income Of Revenues4.28%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover6.33 
Fixed Assets Turnover5.18 
Current Assets Turnover4.77 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover8.30 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales0.40 
Debtors-to-Sales5.63%
Debt Collection Period20.53Days

Wh Smith Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
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 2015 (GBP)31 Aug 2016 (GBP)31 Aug 2017 (GBP)31 Aug 2018 (GBP)
turnover1,178.00100.00%1,212.00100.00%1,234.00100.00%1,262.00100.00%m
pre tax profit121.0010.27%131.0010.81%140.0011.35%134.0010.62%m
attributable profit101.008.57%108.008.91%116.009.40%108.008.56%m
retained profit59.005.01%62.005.12%66.005.35%54.004.28%m
eps - basic (p)87.10 95.60 104.50 109.20 
eps - diluted (p)85.60 93.90 103.60 108.20 
dividends per share39.40 43.90 48.20 54.10 

Wh Smith Balance Sheet

 31 Aug 2015 (GBP)31 Aug 2016 (GBP)31 Aug 2017 (GBP)31 Aug 2018 (GBP)
SMWH:Liabilities+EQSMWH:AssetsSMWH:Liabilities+EQSMWH:AssetsSMWH:Liabilities+EQSMWH:AssetsSMWH:Liabilities+EQSMWH:Assets
 31 Aug 2015 (GBP)31 Aug 2016 (GBP)31 Aug 2017 (GBP)31 Aug 2018 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets155.0033.99%158.0033.62%164.0033.61%179.0033.90%m
intangibles intangibles59.0012.94%63.0013.40%67.0013.73%72.0013.64%m
fixed investments fixed investments--%2.000.43%1.000.20%4.000.76%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks141.0030.92%146.0031.06%150.0030.74%154.0029.17%m
debtors debtors67.0014.69%63.0013.40%68.0013.93%74.0014.02%m
cash & securities cash & securities34.007.46%38.008.09%38.007.79%45.008.52%m
TOTAL456.00100%470.00100%488.00100%528.00100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short279.0061.18%268.0057.02%272.0055.74%287.0054.36%m
creditors - long creditors - long30.006.58%34.007.23%29.005.94%29.005.49%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL309.0067.76%302.0064.26%301.0061.68%316.0059.85%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves147.0032.24%168.0035.74%187.0038.32%212.0040.15%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL147.0032.24%168.0035.74%187.0038.32%212.0040.15%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Wh Smith Cash Flow Statement

31 Aug 2015 (GBP)31 Aug 2016 (GBP)31 Aug 2017 (GBP)31 Aug 2018 (GBP)
Operating CF145.00134.00148.00143.00m
Pre-Financing CF103.0092.00100.0085.00m
Retained CF1.002.00-8.00m

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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