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DS Smith PLC (SMDS.L)

SMDS.L on London Stock Exchange

513.20GBp
16 Jan 2018
Change (% chg)

5.60 (+1.10%)
Prev Close
507.60
Open
509.40
Day's High
513.20
Day's Low
505.40
Volume
3,843,357
Avg. Vol
4,254,413
52-wk High
565.00
52-wk Low
415.70

Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

DS Smith posts HY Pre-tax Profit 144 Mln Stg
Thursday, 7 Dec 2017 

Dec 7 (Reuters) - DS SMITH PLC ::INTERIM DIVIDEND 4.9 PENCEPER SHARE.HY ‍REVENUE 2,800 MILLION STG, UP 19%​.‍HY PROFIT BEFORE TAX 144 MILLION STG, DOWN 1%​.‍INTERIM DIVIDEND PER SHARE 4.9P​, INCREASE OF 7%.‍BOARD REMAINS CONFIDENT ABOUT OUTLOOK FOR DS SMIT​.‍NET DEBT AT 31 OCTOBER 2017 WAS £1,406 MILLION​.  Full Article

DS Smith HY trading in line with expectations
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 

Oct 31 (Reuters) - DS Smith Plc ::PRE-CLOSE TRADING UPDATE IN RESPECT OF HALF YEAR ENDING 31 OCTOBER 2017​.DS SMITH-HY ‍VOLUME GROWTH HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY VERY STRONG THROUGHOUT PERIOD, AND ACROSS ALL OUR REGIONS, DRIVEN BY OUR PAN-EUROPEAN AND E-COMMERCE CUSTOMERS​." ‍WE ARE CONTINUING TO RECOVER INCREASE IN PAPER PRICES WITH OUR PACKAGING CUSTOMERS"​.‍TRADING IS IN LINE WITH OUR EXPECTATIONS IN HALF YEAR WITH RETURN ON SALES FOR PERIOD BROADLY CONSISTENT WITH THAT REPORTED FOR FULL YEAR TO 30 APRIL 2017​.  Full Article

DS Smith to acquire EcoPack and EcoPaper
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 

Oct 18 (Reuters) - DS Smith Plc :‍ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ECOPACK AND ECOPAPER, FOR AN ENTERPRISE VALUE OF CIRCA EUR 208 MILLION​.‍ACQUISITION IS EXPECTED TO BE EARNINGS ENHANCING IMMEDIATELY​.‍CONSIDERATION AND DEBT REPAYMENT TO BE SATISFIED FROM EXISTING FACILITIES, AND FROM EUR 35 MILLION OF DS SMITH SHARES TO BE ISSUED TO VENDOR​.DEAL ‍COMPLETION IS EXPECTED WITHIN THIRD FISCAL QUARTER, FOLLOWING ROMANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY APPROVAL​.  Full Article

DS Smith says outlook remains positive
Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016 

Ds Smith Plc : Agm trading statement . Today issues a trading update in respect of period since 1 May 2016 . Business has made good progress since start of year and performance has been in line with our expectations . Volume growth remains good, particularly from pan-European customer . Our return on sales and return on average capital employed have both shown further improvement versus comparable prior year period .Notwithstanding increased political and economic uncertainty within europe, our outlook remains positive-CEO.  Full Article

DS Smith FY adj oper profit 16 pct on constant currency
Thursday, 23 Jun 2016 

DS Smith Plc : FY corrugated box volumes have grown by 3.1 pct, on a like-for-like basis . For full-year, revenues were principally driven by contribution from acquired businesses . Adjusted operating profit increased by 16 pct on a constant currency basis to 379 mln stg . For year 2015/16, board recommends a final dividend of 8.8 pence per share . Final dividend 8.8 pence per share .Total dividend 12.8 pence per share.  Full Article

UPDATE 1-Britain's DS Smith first-half profit slips on higher costs

Dec 7 British packaging company DS Smith Plc said first-half pre-tax profit slipped as gains from acquisitions and strong revenues from European and e-commerce customers were more than offset by higher input costs.