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
  +14.00p +0.83% 1,703.00p 1,703.00p 1,704.00p 1,705.00p 1,689.00p 1,689.00p 10,894 09:27:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 1,212.0 131.0 95.6 17.8 1,896.93

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
17/7/2017
15:35
WH Smith refusing to stock copies of The Northern Echo RETAILER WH Smith has taken the decision to stop stocking The Northern Echo in some of its branches but copies can still be bought from all major supermarkets and newsagents. This follows a move by the chain to try and impose fees on publishers in return for selling newspapers through its stores. Readers are reminded that WH Smith is responsible for only a very small number of all copies of The Northern Echo sold each day and they can still find their favourite local paper at all of the major supermarkets, including Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and the Coop, as well as at newsagents across the region. http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15375202.WH_Smith_refusing_to_stock_copies_of_The_Northern_Echo/
johnwise
14/6/2017
08:59
WHSmith reviews https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.whsmith.co.uk
johnwise
14/6/2017
08:31
The worst customer service on the high street,.. Only fools queue to spend money.. All most all of this shop sells can be bought on the Internet at a discount The steady decline in high street sales at WH Smith showed no sign of slowing in the spring as like-for-like sales fell 4pc. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/14/wh-smith-high-street-sales-continue-fall/ Britain's Best And Worst High Street Stores Here's a full round up of the top five stores: Brand Customer Score Waitrose 84% John Lewis 78% Local special electrical retailers 75% Lush 72% Local independent home or garden store 72% And here are the five worst. Brand Customer Score JD Sports 36% JJB Sports 37% Currys Digital 40% WHSmith 42% Currys 42% https://www.lovemoney.com/news/2394/britains-best-and-worst-high-street-stores
johnwise
01/6/2017
08:22
WH Smiths (unlike Woolworths) have turned their business around when others have gone bust. And in the last ten years they achieved the following: A. They saw operating margins increase by 3-fold (from 3.3% to 11%). It helped to boost operating profits from £47m to £133m. B. It manages to maintain free cash flow to operating cash flow at 70%, this plays a crucial in dividends and share buybacks. C. Number of shares outstanding fell from 183m to 112m, which helped boost the share price by an extra £6 per share. D. Using EV/EBIT ratio, it stands at 13 times, which is twice their normal average. One big reason for Smiths success is down to its travel division. Rail has enjoyed their revival, see chart: http://bit.ly/2sq3Chh Air travel has been going from strength to strength, see here: http://bit.ly/2rHhesl However, there some concerns and one big factor is the decline of its inventory turnover from 5.7x to 3.45x. That leads to longer holding period. But the major findings from Smiths is the bizarre retail coverage of its high-street division. That division saw revenue declined from £1.1bn to £630m in the past decade. But, it's “Sq. ft.” coverage is hovering at 2.8m, slightly lower than 3m (2006). While, at the same time, its store numbers rose from 543 to 612. To me, Smiths valuation is high. And with analysts pencilling in £1.05 per share in earnings for 2017 and £1.09 per share for 2018. The earnings per share growth are small if we factor in share buybacks. If enjoy these facts, why not see it in chart form and with added explanation. http://bit.ly/2rnbuRr
walbrock82
12/4/2017
12:47
Solid set of interims. Concerns would be that 50% of the increase in Overseas travel revenue was currency related although to be fair LFL was higher too, the statements regarding Funky Pigeon are vague and woolly and the cash conversion was lower leading to a small net debt position. Nothing to be too concerned about but you get the impression that maintaining that high single digit EPS growth is getting harder. How long can volumes on the high street continue falling by 2% - 4%? Based on the RSI graphs above we may be in for a short term pull back
makinbuks
07/12/2016
12:52
A little disappointed that the Barclays mandate to carry on repurchasing stock is limited to £5m which between now and 25th January is a considerable reduction in activity from the 40k a day run rate at the end of November
makinbuks
29/11/2016
12:14
In the month of November I make it they have bought back c. 653k shares at a cost of around £9.8m so nearly 20% of the annual commitment. Also the daily volume went from 16k to 35k and then 40k in the last two days. They clearly feel that this £15 level will not be around long
makinbuks
20/1/2016
08:23
" The 224-year-old group said growth at its High Street business was driven by the recent trend towards 'colour therapy', including colouring books for adults. The 'colour therapy' trend is picking up in the UK as more and more customers look to de-stress and spend time away from their mobile phones and tablet screens." Really!
spob
20/1/2016
07:52
Good Xmas figures out today. Retailers have been battered really badly recently, especially here. Should see a good bounce today.
harebridge
06/11/2015
09:09
Fantastic write up IC... much appreciated. Quite shocked how little forum interest there is in this company considering it is now a case study in financial management for the whole retail industry. Brilliantly managed business.
rarther
23/1/2015
12:29
Be aware my enemies in The British Government are going to manipulate this share: I set up a short at 1370 for understandable reasons. Let's see if the people who are manipulating against me manage to take it just past my stop loss to about 14xx and then it go down the pan to about £2! You have all been warned/advised! Manipulation from my enemies in the British Government. You will think "was this a coincidence" when it happens and no it isn't.
32nddegree
22/1/2015
17:44
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jeffcranbounre
01/1/2015
20:11
Short but as it is one of the most shorted listed companies I expect there are a lot of shorters out there waiting for the fall. But like you said the charts are telling a different story, but once it turns it will be quick. If only i could find a way of shorting Herbalife....
tiger60
01/1/2015
12:37
On paper this looks like a cracking short at the current price, trading between £13.50 and £13.60 intraday however the price just seems to want to head north with the price surging over the last few months. Fundamentally why would you buy shares in W H Smith at the current price ? It is in the main a declining business yet people are still buying shares at these levels, it amazes me. I will keep this on my watchlist with the intention of going short as I feel once a downtrend sets in it could be sustained. Is anyone else short or considering opening a position ? Cheers
eastbourne1982
16/12/2014
11:45
Sold out at just under £13 because I wanted the funds for something else (more Pace shares). Still like the WH Smith potential though and will keep watching with a view to buying back on a dip when funds allow.
1gw
25/11/2014
10:57
What are all those shorts thinking now?
1gw
06/11/2014
14:14
Cracking bounce off c. £10. Kicking myself for not buying more at that level.
1gw
16/10/2014
16:46
The chart seems to dictate that the Key support will come in near 1000p. hxxp://www.tiptv.co.uk/archives/live-market-round-up-zak-mir-editor---16-10-14/
tiptv1
16/10/2014
07:19
Profit up and revenue down for another year (that's at least 6 years on the trot like this I think). Free cash flow up, dividend up, good news on the pension deficit, plans for more cost savings, further share buyback. What's not to like?
1gw
21/8/2014
11:01
I bought a few pretty much at the peak mainly as a punt on a short-squeeze at some point. Not particularly exciting shopping there, although the kids like it, but it seems to be well run and I can't help feeling there's potential to find a way to return to high street revenue growth.
1gw
21/8/2014
09:26
Can't fathom why it is such a great short, eps and divi just keep rising, pumping out cash, buying back shares and any surprise likely to be on the upside with the high street stabilising and travel growing. I don't currently own any but am watching for any weakness
drsmessguide
21/8/2014
08:59
No-one interested in talking about WH Smith? Amazing how the shorts stay put, the revenue keeps falling and the profits keep growing. What will happen if the market starts to think that revenue can rise as travel becomes an ever-bigger share of the business? Today's TU shows they're confident they can meet expectations for this year with "good performance" from both travel and high street, so steady as she goes for now.
1gw
17/7/2014
17:41
Can any explain what's going on with the jp Morgan share announcement?
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