WH Smith PLC

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Retail & consumer

WH Smith: threadbare carpets but shag-pile profits?

Whether or not investors can find a link between performance and carpet threadbare-ness, the often-hilarious @WHS_Carpet twitter account remains one for the social media watchlist...

2 weeks, 6 days ago
Retail & consumer

Strong but slightly fuzzy: WH Smith says year finished well

Profit margins and stores openings were “in line with plan”, with shops adjoining hospital waiting rooms now the retailer's second-largest channel...

2 weeks, 6 days ago
Retail & consumer

WH Smith ranked as worst UK retailer in national survey - once again

Consumers described WH Smith stores as “cramped, messy and dirty” with “unhelpful staff”....

on 29/5/19
Retail & consumer

WH Smith CEO Clarke to step down in October

The news accompanied the high street retailer's third-quarter trading update which showed total sales up 15% and like-for-like sales growth of 1%...

on 21/5/19
Retail & consumer

Next, M&S, Kingfisher, WH Smith and Dunelm shares to benefit from improved retail outlook, says RBC

RBC’s preferred stocks are Next and Primark owner Associated British Foods...

on 17/4/19
Retail & consumer

WH Smith lifts interim dividend as profits drop after acquisition of InMotion

Peel Hunt reiterated a 'buy' recommendation on WH Smith and raised its target price to 2,550p from 2,500p, saying "there is much to like in today's interims"....

on 11/4/19
Retail & consumer

WH Smith performs as expected with travel offsetting slow high street decline

The FTSE 250 newsagent said total sales for the 20 weeks to 19 January were up 6% while like-for-like sales were flat, however, its travel arm saw stronger LFL growth of 3%...

on 23/1/19
Retail & consumer

SSP weak as news Kate Swann to quit as chief executive officer offsets full-year profit rise

The company said Swann – formerly CEO of WH Smith - will leave her role at the end of May 2019 and will be succeeded by Simon Smith, who is currently the UK and Ireland CEO...

on 21/11/18
Retail & consumer

City broker “really excited” by WH Smith’s US potential now InMotion is onboard

“Our knee-jerk reaction to the InMotion deal was upbeat and, the more that we look at it strategically, the more excited we become,” said Peel Hunt analysts...

on 31/10/18
Retail & consumer

WH Smith expands travel business into US with US$198mln acquisition of digital accessories retailer InMotion

The FTSE 250-listed retailer pointed out that the acquisition will double the size of its fast-growing international travel business and said it expects the purchase to be earnings per share accretive in the first full financial year after completion...

on 30/10/18
Retail & consumer

B&Q owner Kingfisher in the red as RBC remains cautious on the stock, cuts target price

RBC prefers Next and WH Smith and has an 'outperform' rating on these stocks ...

on 16/10/18
Retail & consumer

WH Smith to focus on travel and survive

Toys R Us, High & Mighty, Jacamo, Simply Be, GAME, Staples, MFI, Athena, Unipart, Tie Rack, Blockbuster, Barratts (shoes), Jessops, JJB Sports, Shoe Express and many other famous names have all disappeared from the UK High Street or retail estates. WH Smith has clung on ...

on 11/10/18
Retail & consumer

WH Smith abandons initiative to resuscitate its declining High Street estate

“During an encouraging second half, the High Street business traded well and we quickly identified the latest trend in the market, becoming a one-stop-shop for all slime related products," said Stephen Clarke, the group's CEO...

on 11/10/18
Retail & consumer

WH Smith delivers more of the same

The retailer is trying out a new format on its high street estate - one where, perhaps, it fits threadbare carpets from the off rather than letting them become so - but the main focus remains on its travel-hub outlets...

on 30/8/18
Retail & consumer

WH Smith’s move away from the high street is paying off

The retailer has been pulling investment from its high street stores and putting it into the ‘travel’ side of its business, which is benefitting from an increase in plane and rail passengers ...

on 6/6/18
Retail & consumer

WH Smith’s Q3 sales driven higher by another strong performance from its travel business

WH Smith has been shifting investment from its ailing high street stores to its travel business, which is proving to be a “masterstroke”...

on 6/6/18
Retail & consumer

WH Smith voted worst shop on the high street by Which? readers

The customers complained about the books and stationery retailer’s customer service and labelled it a “horrid shop”, Which? said on its website...

on 29/5/18
Retail & consumer

WH Smith confident as passenger growth lifts travel outlets

Good passenger traffic boosted international airport revenues...

on 12/4/18
Retail & consumer

WH Smith sales fall as struggles at high street stores persist

WH Smith said it is well positioned for the year ahead despite uncertainty in the broader economy...

on 24/1/18
Retail & consumer

Brexit could hamper turnaround of Carpetright and other UK retailers, says Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank downgraded its rating on Carpetright but upgraded ASOS as it took a look at the European non-food retail sector...

on 2/1/18
Retail & consumer

WH Smith's full year profits rise as travel store sales growth mitigates high street decline

WH Smith hiked its final dividend by10% as it sounded a confident note on the retailer's outlook ...

on 12/10/17
Retail & consumer

WH Smith maintains full year guidance as it cuts costs to offset sluggish sales at high street stores

WH Smith said its travel stores continued to drive growth this year while it made cost savings and margin improvements to its high street stores ...

on 30/8/17