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WH Smith Plc

WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Dividends

Dividend Summary:

The next WH Smith Plc dividend is expected to go ex in 4 months and to be paid in 4 months.
The previous WH Smith Plc dividend was 41p and it went ex 9 months ago and it was paid 8 months ago.
There is typically 1 dividend per year (excluding specials), and the dividend cover is approximately 2.0.
Country:
United Kingdom
Exchange:
London Stock Exchange
Sector:
Retailers
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Status: Paid Forecast
Type: Final Final
Per Share: 41p Sign Up Required
Ex-div Date: Thu 09 Jan 2020 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Pay Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020 Thu 04 Feb 2021
Your Holding: 100 shares 100 shares
Your Payment: £41.00 Sign Up Required

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Declared and Forecast WH Smith Plc Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Type Amount Currency Status
31 Dec 2006 31 Dec 2006 Final 6.2p GBP Paid
31 Dec 2007 31 Dec 2007 Final 11.8p GBP Paid
31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2008 Final 14.3p GBP Paid
31 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2009 Final 16.7p GBP Paid
19 May 2010 10 Jun 2010 Interim 6.1p GBP Paid
05 Jan 2011 03 Feb 2011 Final 13.3p GBP Paid
18 May 2011 09 Jun 2011 Interim 7.2p GBP Paid
13 Jun 2012 18 Jul 2012 Interim 8.3p GBP Paid
02 Jan 2013 31 Jan 2013 Final 18.6p GBP Paid
17 Jul 2013 08 Aug 2013 Interim 9.4p GBP Paid
08 Jan 2014 30 Jan 2014 Final 21.3p GBP Paid
16 Jul 2014 07 Aug 2014 Interim 10.8p GBP Paid
08 Jan 2015 29 Jan 2015 Final 24.2p GBP Paid
16 Jul 2015 06 Aug 2015 Interim 12.1p GBP Paid
14 Jan 2016 04 Feb 2016 Final 2.73p GBP Paid
14 Jul 2016 04 Aug 2016 Interim 13.4p GBP Paid
12 Jan 2017 02 Feb 2017 Final 30.5p GBP Paid
13 Jul 2017 03 Aug 2017 Interim 14.6p GBP Paid
11 Jan 2018 01 Feb 2018 Final 33.6p GBP Paid
12 Jul 2018 02 Aug 2018 Interim 16p GBP Paid
10 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2019 Final 38.1p GBP Paid
11 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2019 Interim 17.2p GBP Paid
09 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2020 Final 41p GBP Paid
14 Jan 2021 04 Feb 2021 Final Sign Up Required GBP Forecast
08 Jul 2021 05 Aug 2021 Interim Sign Up Required GBP Forecast
13 Jan 2022 03 Feb 2022 Final Sign Up Required GBP Forecast
07 Jul 2022 04 Aug 2022 Interim Sign Up Required GBP Forecast
12 Jan 2023 02 Feb 2023 Final Sign Up Required GBP Forecast

How accurate are our WH Smith Plc forecasts?

Prediction Date Dividend Date Forecast Amount Actual Amount Accuracy
12 Apr 2019 09 Jan 2020 41p 41p 100% 😄
11 Apr 2019 09 Jan 2020 41.2p 41p 99% 😃
11 Oct 2018 09 Jan 2020 42.6p 41p 98% 😃
11 Oct 2018 11 Jul 2019 17.9p 17.2p 98% 😃
12 Apr 2018 09 Jan 2020 40.7p 41p 99% 😃
12 Apr 2018 11 Jul 2019 17.6p 17.2p 99% 😃
12 Oct 2017 09 Jan 2020 40.6p 41p 99% 😃
12 Apr 2017 11 Jul 2019 17.5p 17.2p 99% 😃
12 Apr 2017 10 Jan 2019 36.5p 38.1p 98% 😃
12 Apr 2017 11 Jan 2018 33.5p 33.6p 99% 😃
12 Apr 2017 12 Jul 2018 15.9p 16p 99% 😃
13 Oct 2016 10 Jan 2019 37.6p 38.1p 99% 😃
13 Oct 2016 11 Jan 2018 33.8p 33.6p 99% 😃
13 Apr 2016 12 Jul 2018 16.3p 16p 99% 😃
13 Apr 2016 13 Jul 2017 14.8p 14.6p 99% 😃
13 Apr 2016 11 Jan 2018 33.6p 33.6p 100% 😄
13 Apr 2016 12 Jan 2017 30.3p 30.5p 99% 😃
Average WH Smith Plc Forecast Accuracy 99% 😃

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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.

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 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%
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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
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 2.73p
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
10 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2019 2018 Final Semiannually Paid 38.1p
11 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2019 2019 Interim Semiannually Paid 17.2p
09 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2020 2019 Final Semiannually Paid 41p
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Recent news articles

Investment Tools Limited

The WH Smith Board has a progressive dividend policy and expects that over time dividends would be broadly covered twice by earnings calculated on a normalised tax basis. The Board has proposed a final dividend of 41.0p per share, an increase of 8% on the prior year, giving a total ordinary dividend per share of 58.2p, an 8% increase on the prior year.

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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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