WH Smith PLC (SMWH.L)
23 May 2018
* H1 GROUP REVENUE GROWTH DECLINE OF 1 PERCENT VERSUS 2 PERCENT GROWTH A YEAR AGO
April 12 British books, newspaper and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc reported a 1 percent drop in interim pretax profit as its high street business continues to sag under pressure from broader softness in the UK retail market.
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LONDON, Jan 24 Britain's top share index fell on Wednesday as sterling was pushed to a new post-Brexit-vote high by data that showed the number of people in work had surged unexpectedly.
Jan 24 WH Smith Plc, a seller of books, newspaper and stationery, reported that sales during the 20 weeks to Jan. 20 were flat compared with a year earlier as gains from its travel shops were offset by a cooling high street business.
* SALES FLAT YEAR ON YEAR AND LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES DOWN 1% FOR 20 WEEK PERIOD