WH Smith is one of the UK high street's oldest names with roots dating back to 1792. Until recently the company was split into two main operations: retail and news distribution. In 2006, after a series of disposals that saw publishing house Hodder Headline sold, the company demerged its distribution arm to leave it focused purely on retail.
Wh Smith Plc Ord 22 6/67P is listed on the London Stock Exchange trading with ticker code SMWH.L, and is part of the Retailers sector. It has a market capitalisation of £219,973m, with approximately 108m shares in issue. Over the last year, Wh Smith Plc share price has been traded in a range of 476, hitting a high of 2,154.00, and a low of 1,678.00.
Wh Smith Plc, officially known as Wh Smith Plc Ord 22 6/67P was formed in August of 2004, making the company fifteen years old. The company filed its latest accounts on 31st August 2014, showing a turnover of approximately 1.16 billion GBX with gross profits of 659.00 million, or 6.0935 per issued share, and a pre-tax profit margin of 9.65%. Wh Smith Plc currently has 6 directors, and has had 11 previous directors over the last 15 years. In the last set of accounts produced by Deloitte Llp, the company showed 183.00 million paid in salaries to the 14,391 staff (average wage of 13 thousand), with the directors receiving an average 823 thousand each. In the accounts filed in 2014, the company paid 38000000 in dividends, or 0.3514 per share. These accounts also showed Wh Smith Plc to have a net worth of 45.00 million, with 34.00 million held in cash.
Wh Smith Plc is in the Retailers sector.
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|Shares in Issue||108m|
|52 Week High||2,154.00|
|52 Week Low||1,678.00|