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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Wh Smith Plc 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
  -6.00p -0.32% 1,898.00p 1,897.00p 1,899.00p 1,916.00p 1,893.00p 1,916.00p 96,078 14:32:26
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 1,262.0 134.0 109.2 17.4 -

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
19/6/2019
13:45
This looks like an excellent entry point. At some point this year these will be 10%+ higher than this
makinbuks
05/6/2019
15:48
Customers complain but shareholders rejoice. WH Smith has richly rewarded shareholders for many years, but can the good times continue for shareholders in this much maligned retailer? hxxps://www.investorschampion.com/channel/investors-clinic/whsmith-customers-complain-but-shareholders-rejoice
investorschampion
29/5/2019
12:42
Https://londonlovesbusiness.com/wh-smith-ranked-worst-retailer-in-the-uk/ Please do your own research as always.
qantas
20/5/2019
11:34
ii have decided to increase fees again, finally time I left them. from june 1st they will charge £9.99 me a month even if I dont trade. yea right! Any recommendations for a cheaper broker? I am considering going to iweb-sharedealing(Halifax) for a fixed £5 a trade or X-O(Jarvis) for £5.95, neither have monthly, yearly, or inactivity fees like ii The so called trade "credit" they give you also expires after 90 days.
carlsagan1
11/4/2019
12:21
They borrowed £200m to buy IM but only spent £161m. Good to see the share buy back at £25m for six months and the increase in the dividend but those were covered out of the surplus term loan as the net operating overdraft increased by £5m. So with the one offs it wasn't a great period for cash generation. Good to note the confirmation of £100m FCF for the full year
makinbuks
11/4/2019
12:16
Following on from being an IC tip of the year, Phil Oakley did a very positive piece on it last week. I suspect they will reiterate their buy tip this week
makinbuks
11/4/2019
12:14
Half year results broadly in line with expectations I would say. Disappointing that Group profit was £81m compared to £82 despite a contribution from In Motion. Also think the one off's are high at £16m, suspect some window dressing there. I thought the increase in travel profit might have been greater with the IM contribution, but its early days and clearly there is loads of potential there. Lots of detail on the potential for further growth and the innovations they bring about through partnerships and store formats. The high street business was probably slightly better than expected and with 300 leases up for renewal in the next three years and average reduction of rent on renewal 33% there is clearly more scope for margin improvement to negate falling sales
makinbuks
10/4/2019
13:10
!YOUTUBEVIDEO:fp_HcNwGJZU: Can Thursday’s interim results give WH Smith a bookish boost? There is now always a relative sense of predictability about WH Smith’s statements: Travel does well, High Street doesn’t. The nuance tends to lie in how good and how bad. For the 20 week period to January 19th, total sales at the Travel business were up a very healthy 16% following the acquisition of the US travel retailer InMotion, with like-for-likes rising 3%; High Street, meanwhile, saw total sales tumble a manageable 1%, alongside a 2% dip in comparable sales. This left WH Smith with a 6% increase in overall sales and a flat LFL performance. A similar set of figures on Thursday may be enough to satisfy investors, while they’ll want to hear further details of the InMotion integration and plans for the US as a whole. And for reference, at the midway point last year, WH Smith posted a 1% decline in group pre-tax profit to £82 million, so an improvement on that could be the key if the stock wants to keep climbing towards £23-plus all-time peak. Read what Spreadex analysts have to say, or watch a 60 second earnings preview video, here: https://spreadex.com/?tid=389537
connorcampbell
10/4/2019
13:10
Can Thursday’s interim results give WH Smith a bookish boost? There is now always a relative sense of predictability about WH Smith’s statements: Travel does well, High Street doesn’t. The nuance tends to lie in how good and how bad. For the 20 week period to January 19th, total sales at the Travel business were up a very healthy 16% following the acquisition of the US travel retailer InMotion, with like-for-likes rising 3%; High Street, meanwhile, saw total sales tumble a manageable 1%, alongside a 2% dip in comparable sales. This left WH Smith with a 6% increase in overall sales and a flat LFL performance. A similar set of figures on Thursday may be enough to satisfy investors, while they’ll want to hear further details of the InMotion integration and plans for the US as a whole. And for reference, at the midway point last year, WH Smith posted a 1% decline in group pre-tax profit to £82 million, so an improvement on that could be the key if the stock wants to keep climbing towards £23-plus all-time peak. Read what Spreadex analysts have to say, or watch a 60 second earnings preview video, here: hxxps://spreadex.com/?tid=389537
connorcampbell
24/1/2019
13:25
Reassuring trading update. New acquisition starting to deliver, Travel business still growing LFL and organically, High Street volumes decreasing (but not collapsing) but cost savings feeding into higher margins.
makinbuks
10/1/2019
14:09
Up today despite going XD
makinbuks
09/1/2019
21:36
Results today from SHOE are worth a read for the effect of lower rents obtainable in the market as "supply continues to outstrip demand". Must put SMWH in a very strong position in the high street as a top quality anchor
makinbuks
07/1/2019
14:53
One of IC's tips of the year
makinbuks
21/12/2018
14:33
Christmas may have come earlier for SMWH, supporting the poor delayed pasengers at Gatwick.can be the most wonderful time of the year for some businesses. SMWH featured in Investor's Champion's 'Stocks for your stocking'
investorschampion
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
12:20
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
11:09
Reload: Going forward WH Smith will struggle to increase profit margin, here’s why http://bit.ly/2yz6VYd
walbrock82
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