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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
WH Smith LSE:SMWH London Ordinary Share GB00B2PDGW16 ORD 22 6/67P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +11.00p +0.60% 1,854.00p 1,850.00p 1,856.00p 1,866.00p 1,807.00p 1,823.00p 489,937 16:35:23
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 1,262.0 134.0 109.2 17.0 2,041.61

WH Smith Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
12/12/2018
16:23
Another 300k shares bought for almost £6m so £18m since the results and another £5m to come via Casenove in January
makinbuks
28/11/2018
16:36
£12m roughly spent since the results buying back around 600k shares. Nearly 25% of the announced target for the year spent in the first two months
makinbuks
19/11/2018
12:09
Another 115k shares bought back last week delivering c. £2.3m of the £50m pledge. A clear ramp up in commitment since the results
makinbuks
16/11/2018
13:15
Some interesting analysis here: hxxps://masterinvestor.co.uk/equities/why-wh-smith-could-be-a-solid-choice-for-dividend-growth/?utm_source=Daily+Bulletin&utm_campaign=6977cbe92b-Daily_Bulletin_20181115&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_25eff0bb7f-6977cbe92b-34939645 A little out of date in that it doesn't mention the acquisition. I am surprised at the number of words allocated to the DB pension issue. The £3m per anum contribution will clear the deficit in four years. On an IAS 19 basis there is actually a large surplus which is unrecognized on the balance sheet. (sensibly) As interest rates rise I would also expect a marginaly positive effect on the deficit despite the liability matching investment strategy and hedging they have in place
makinbuks
12/11/2018
13:31
Since the results announcement a month ago the company has bought back c. 310k shares at a cost of c. £6.2m. A good start towards the announced "up to" number of £50m for the year. Not convinced any more this is wise when they are introducing borrowing to buy the business in the US. I do welcome an element of leverage however. Somewhat disappointed that all but one Director sold their entire allotnment under the incentive schemes. Selling half to cover tax liability is expected and it may be their existing holdings are significant in relation to their overall financial position but its still not a great signal. Still holding
makinbuks
30/10/2018
12:22
Yes , clearly lots of challenges highlighted in the results but a positive response from management. I like the fit. Might they sell the high street off to private equity and rebrand the travel section?
makinbuks
30/10/2018
08:19
Not a bad idea in that it helps them get into the US, maybe. What WHS is going to do elsewhere, I don't know - combine the two, or standalones? I don't know how many digi shops there are internationally, but obviously they do exist. I nearly bought some on the strength of this, but I dunno I just feel that it shows the task they face in trying to grow the business. I'm often wrong. Good luck.
poikka
15/10/2018
11:20
Thanks, walbrock82, kinda supports my pov. I'd add that if the share price does get as low as 1200p, it'll be taken over for its cashflow.
poikka
15/10/2018
10:09
Reload: Going forward WH Smith will struggle to increase profit margin, here’s why http://bit.ly/2yz6VYd
walbrock82
14/10/2018
16:20
Sold out of these at 2314p, but check 'em out now and again. On the face of it, they look good - no debt worthy of the name, and cash generative. But I have to ask, where's the growth going to come from, especially considering their high'ish rating? I'm assuming that internationally they've already picked the best airports/sites, but looking at that Trading Profit it shows some £38k/unit; so I can't see that improving. The rest of Travel's doing ok'ish, but International should be where growth's going to come from. Maybe they've got a big idea up their sleeves - like what IDK.
poikka
12/10/2018
10:01
Going forward WH Smith will struggle to increase profit margin, here’s why http://bit.ly/2yz6VYd
walbrock82
11/10/2018
14:33
Certainly a couple of concerns in these results. In particular the curtailed £26m buy back and the increase in both CAPEX and working capital. On the positive side a 13% increase in the dividend with a further £50m buy back is encouraging. The fall has been magnified by the general market move
makinbuks
11/10/2018
12:46
Not surprised at today's share price tumble. The shopping experience at WHSmith's is shocking. Few staff and vile check-out machines which would test the patience of the most stoical customer. Avoid until the management learn to value customers.
tymedici
11/9/2018
17:20
Will it be significant to chartists if the 20 day MA moves above the 200 as above?
makinbuks
30/8/2018
14:23
Solid trading update today. Once again no surprises and steady progress
makinbuks
06/6/2018
15:55
Spob, I note your comments regarding the confectionery and I see that the Government intends introducing some guidelines to stop this. I think that's fair as then everyone is on a level playing field. I think the manufacturers need looking at as well. I think the price they sell to companies at partly depends on where they display the product. Having said all that lets appreciate the quality of the management here. They nmay have got this wrong or gone too far with it but they'll learn and adjust
makinbuks
06/6/2018
15:47
Impressive trading update with a market reaction to match! It will be interesting to see if the top line growth is matched by profit and cash
makinbuks
30/5/2018
15:10
Can anyone tell me why the big fall yesterday- thanks
rsharman
21/5/2018
12:24
Http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5648821/Hugh-Fearnley-Whittingstall-wages-war-WHSmith.html
spob
10/5/2018
13:32
Heaviest volume also a couple of days ago for about a year
makinbuks
10/5/2018
13:29
Good to see us back above £20. Very close to breaking over the 200 day MA
makinbuks
13/4/2018
11:53
Must admit I am somewhat underwhelmed by those interims. 10% hike in the dividend is obviously good news but it needs to ne supported by similar rises in eps to remain credible
makinbuks
29/3/2018
13:46
Continued difficulties for retailers in the high street should play right into SMWH's hands in reducing costs by doing deals with landlords
makinbuks
07/2/2018
13:50
Obviously the recent share price movement has more to do with the general market sell off that SMWH in particular but good to see the £20 mark holding
makinbuks
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