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WH Smith (SMWH)

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's strategy in maximising dividend returns for its shareholders is aiming to monopolise the market in overtaking multiple locations in the travel sector and on the high street.

Fundamentals

Optimized Dividends

Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 6.2p
2007 11.8p 90.3%
2008 14.3p 21.2%
2009 16.7p 16.8%
2010 19.4p 16.2%
2011 22.5p 16.0%
2012 26.9p 19.6%
2013 30.7p 14.1%
2014 35.0p 14.0%
2015 39.4p 12.6%
2016 43.9p 11.4%
2017 48.2p 9.8%
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Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
19 May 2010 10 Jun 2010 2010 Interim Semiannually Paid 6.1p
05 Jan 2011 03 Feb 2011 2010 Final Semiannually Paid 13.3p
18 May 2011 09 Jun 2011 2011 Interim Semiannually Paid 7.2p
04 Jan 2012 02 Feb 2012 2011 Final Semiannually Paid 15.3p
13 Jun 2012 18 Jul 2012 2012 Interim Semiannually Paid 8.3p
02 Jan 2013 31 Jan 2013 2012 Final Semiannually Paid 18.6p
17 Jul 2013 08 Aug 2013 2013 Interim Semiannually Paid 9.4p
08 Jan 2014 30 Jan 2014 2013 Final Semiannually Paid 21.3p
16 Jul 2014 07 Aug 2014 2014 Interim Semiannually Paid 10.8p
08 Jan 2015 29 Jan 2015 2014 Final Semiannually Paid 24.2p
16 Jul 2015 06 Aug 2015 2015 Interim Semiannually Paid 12.1p
14 Jan 2016 04 Feb 2016 2015 Final Semiannually Paid 27.3p
14 Jul 2016 04 Aug 2016 2016 Interim Semiannually Paid 13.4p
12 Jan 2017 02 Feb 2017 2016 Final Semiannually Paid 30.5p
13 Jul 2017 03 Aug 2017 2017 Interim Semiannually Paid 14.6p
11 Jan 2018 01 Feb 2018 2017 Final Semiannually Paid 33.6p
12 Jul 2018 02 Aug 2018 2018 Interim Semiannually Paid 16p
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Recent news articles

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Stephen Clarke, Group Chief Executive, commented:

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Group total sales up 4% with like-for-like (LFL) sales up 2%

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Group total sales flat with like-for-like3 (LFL) sales down 2%

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Total ordinary dividend per share of 35.0p, a 14% increase on the prior year; including final dividend proposed of 24.2p, up 14% on the prior year

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Interim dividend of 10.8p, up 15% on the prior year

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