WH Smith PLC (SMWH.L)
|Market Cap (Mil.):||£1,168.56|
|Shares Outstanding (Mil.):||122.49|
LONDON, Nov 14 - British books, newspaper and stationery retailer WH Smith said underlying revenues fell 4 percent over the last 10 weeks, hit by a dip in sales at its high street stores.
Nov 14 - WH Smith PLC : * Total group sales in the first 10 weeks of the financial year were down 3% * Like-for- like sales down 4% compared to the same period last year * Whsmith travel total sales were up 2% and like-for-like sales were down 2% * Whsmith high street total and like-for-like sales were both down 6% in the
LONDON - British books, newspaper and stationery retailer WH Smith plans to open up to 40 stores a year in overseas markets as far-flung as Azerbaijan and Fiji as it seeks a new profit stream to add to its mature UK high street business.
* Plans for further 50 million pound share buyback (Recasts, adds CEO, analyst comment, shares)
LONDON, Oct 10 - British books and stationery retailer WH Smith beat forecasts with a 6 percent rise in year profit, driven by a strategy that focuses on improving profit margins and reducing costs rather than growing underlying sales.
Oct 10 - WH Smith PLC : * FY pretax profit rose 6 percent to 108 million stg * Final dividend up 15 percent to 21.3 pence per share * Total dividend up 14 percent to 30.7 pence per share * Additional £50M share buyback programme announced today * Looking to the year ahead, we continue to plan cautiously in an uncertain
Aug 22 - WH Smith PLC : * Expects the outcome for the year to 31 August 2013 to be in line with market
LONDON, July 8 - Kate Swann, the former chief executive of British books and stationery retailer WH Smith , has been appointed chief executive of SSP, an operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations.