WH Smith Plc

WH Smith Plc SMWH

Dividend Summary

The next WH Smith Plc dividend will go ex in 21 days for 11p and will be paid in 1 month.
The previous WH Smith Plc dividend was 20.8p and it went ex 5 months ago and it was paid 5 months ago.
There are typically 2 dividends per year (excluding specials), and the dividend cover is approximately 2.0.

Latest Dividends
Summary Previous dividend Next dividend
Status Paid Declared
Type Final Interim
Per share 20.8p 11p
Declaration date 09 Nov 2023 (Thu) 25 Apr 2024 (Thu)
Ex-div date 11 Jan 2024 (Thu) 11 Jul 2024 (Thu)
Pay date 01 Feb 2024 (Thu) 01 Aug 2024 (Thu)

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Forecast Accuracy
69%
Our premium tools have predicted WH Smith Plc with 69% accuracy.
Dividend Yield Today
3.2%
The dividend yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividend payment by the prevailing share price
The table below shows the full dividend history for WH Smith Plc
Status Type Decl. date Ex-div date Pay date Decl. Currency Forecast amount Decl. amount Accuracy
Forecast Final 05 Nov 2026 07 Jan 2027 28 Jan 2027 GBP Sign up
Forecast Interim 23 Apr 2026 09 Jul 2026 06 Aug 2026 GBP Sign up
Forecast Final 06 Nov 2025 08 Jan 2026 29 Jan 2026 GBP Sign up
Forecast Interim 24 Apr 2025 10 Jul 2025 07 Aug 2025 GBP Sign up
Forecast Final 07 Nov 2024 09 Jan 2025 30 Jan 2025 GBP Sign up
Declared Interim 25 Apr 2024 11 Jul 2024 01 Aug 2024 GBP 10.5p 11p 😃
Paid Final 09 Nov 2023 11 Jan 2024 01 Feb 2024 GBP 11.8p 20.8p 😖
Paid Interim 20 Apr 2023 13 Jul 2023 03 Aug 2023 GBP 5p 8.1p 😓
Paid Final 10 Nov 2022 05 Jan 2023 26 Jan 2023 GBP 9.1p 9.1p 😄
Paid Final 17 Oct 2019 09 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2020 GBP 41p 41p 😄
Paid Interim 11 Apr 2019 11 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2019 GBP 17.9p 17.2p 😃
Paid Final 11 Oct 2018 10 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2019 GBP 36.5p 38.1p 😃
Paid Interim 12 Apr 2018 12 Jul 2018 02 Aug 2018 GBP 15.9p 16p 😄
Paid Final 12 Oct 2017 11 Jan 2018 01 Feb 2018 GBP 33.5p 33.6p 😄
Paid Interim 12 Apr 2017 13 Jul 2017 03 Aug 2017 GBP 14.8p 14.6p 😃
Paid Final 13 Oct 2016 12 Jan 2017 02 Feb 2017 GBP 30.3p 30.5p 😄
Paid Interim 13 Apr 2016 14 Jul 2016 04 Aug 2016 GBP 13.4p
Paid Final 15 Oct 2015 14 Jan 2016 04 Feb 2016 GBP 2.73p
Paid Interim 16 Apr 2015 16 Jul 2015 06 Aug 2015 GBP 12.1p
Paid Final 16 Oct 2014 08 Jan 2015 29 Jan 2015 GBP 24.2p
Paid Interim 10 Apr 2014 16 Jul 2014 07 Aug 2014 GBP 10.8p
Paid Final 08 Jan 2014 30 Jan 2014 GBP 21.3p
Paid Interim 17 Jul 2013 08 Aug 2013 GBP 9.4p
Paid Final 02 Jan 2013 31 Jan 2013 GBP 18.6p
Paid Interim 13 Jun 2012 18 Jul 2012 GBP 8.3p
Paid Interim 18 May 2011 09 Jun 2011 GBP 7.2p
Paid Final 05 Jan 2011 03 Feb 2011 GBP 13.3p
Paid Interim 19 May 2010 10 Jun 2010 GBP 6.1p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2009 GBP 16.7p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2008 GBP 14.3p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2007 31 Dec 2007 GBP 11.8p
Paid Final 31 Dec 2006 31 Dec 2006 GBP 6.2p
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 7.2p
-62.9%
2012 26.9p
273.6%
2013 30.7p
14.1%
2014 35.0p
14.0%
2015 14.83p
-57.6%
2016 43.9p
196.0%
2017 48.2p
9.8%
2018 54.1p
12.2%
2019 58.2p
7.6%
2020 0.0p
-100.0%
2021 0.0p
0%
2022 9.1p
100%
2023 28.9p
217.6%
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WH Smith Plc Optimized Dividend Chart

The chart below shows the optimized dividends for this security over a rolling 12-month period.
Dividend Yield Today
3.2%
Optimized Yield
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52 Week High
4.4% on 07 January 2024
52 Week Low
2.0% on 19 July 2023
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About WH Smith Plc

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.

Sector
Retailers
Country
United Kingdom
Share Price
£11.78 (yesterday's closing price)
Shares in Issue
131 million
Market Cap
£1.5bn
Dividend Cover
How many times is the dividend covered by company income. A cover of 1 means all income is paid out in dividends
2.0
CADI
The Consecutive Annual Dividend Increases - the number of years this company has been increasing its dividends
2
Market Indices
STOXX600, FTSE 350, FTSE 250, CBOE 250, CBOE 350
Investor Relations URL
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Financial Calendar URL
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Home Page URL
http://www.whsmithplc.co.uk/
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