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17.47 

0.03 0.2%

as of Dec 19 '18

52 Week Range:

16.92 23.47


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S2O Stock Analyzer - General Info

General Info


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Demonstrates how to use Stock Analyzer, shows how to analyze a stock and explains in detail "General Info" section of the Stock Analyzer result page.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Financial Statements

Financial Statements


type: video (mp4); length: 5:10

Explains information presented in the Financial Statements section of the S2O Stock Analyzer: financial statements charts, absolute values and growth rates.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Growth Grade and Financial Ratios

Growth Grade and Financial Ratios


type: video (mp4); length: 5:09

Demonstrates how to use Growth Grade & Financial Ratios section; shows the difference between historical and year-over-year Growth Grade on the real life example.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Value Price

Value Price


type: video (mp4); length: 6:03

Demonstrates how to use Value Price (intrinsic value) and the Graham Number, MOS (margin of safety) and IRT - Investment Recovery Time; explains 3 different projection models used to compute value price - pessimistic, moderate and optimistic.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Price Charts

Price Charts


type: video (mp4); length: 8:34

Demonstrates basic rules of how to read a candlestick chart, long and short term moving averages, stochastic, MACD and relative strength (RS) charts. Explains how bull or bear market condition is computed.

General Info

WH Smith PLC operates as a retailer in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates in two segments, Travel and High Street. The Travel segment offers news, books, and convenience for travelling customers. As of August 31, 2018, it operated 867 units primarily in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas, hospitals, and workplaces. The High Street segment sells stationery products, including greetings cards, general stationery, art and craft, and gifting products; news and impulse products, such as newspapers, magazines, confectionery, and drinks; and books. As of August 31, 2018, it operated 607 stores. This segment also offers its stationery, books, magazines, and gifts through whsmith.co.uk; and its online personalized greetings cards and gifts through funkypigeon.com and funkypigeon.ie, as well as pens through cultpens.com. The company was founded in 1792 and is based in Swindon, the United Kingdom.

Financial Statements

The charts below show selected Annual and Quarterly Financial Data.

The purpose of these charts is to discover long and short term change dynamics. When numbers are growing year after year in the annual statements chart, the business become stronger and stronger and this is a good sign.

Quarterly Data Chart can be used to do a short term analysis. It makes sense to pay attention to the quarterly dynamics and do not wait for the next yearly statement. We should be alerted if we see that quarterly numbers are going down.

You can check "Annual Financial Statements" and "Quarterly Financial Statements" sections for exact numbers and growth rates.

Annual Statements

On a charts below the Line shows absolute values and the Bar chart shows Year-Over-Year Growth Rate for selected financial statement item. A consistent GROWTH is generally considered necessary to fund future growth from within a business.
NOTE: Growth Rate is not provided if either the latest period or the year-ago period contains a net loss. (source: WSJ Digest of Earnings)
TIP! move your mouse pointer over bar or a circle on any chart below to see details.

Financial Statements

Income Statement



 

Cash Flow Statement



 

Balance Sheet



 

Liquidity Ratios

Current Ratio


 

Current Ratio measures the ability to meet short term obligations. Generally accepted standard is 2 (current assets should be 2 times or 200% of current liabilities).

Quick Ratio


 

Measures immediate liquidity or the cash available to cover immediate liabilities. A safe margin would be at least 1 (100%).

Financial Leverage


 

Defined as total assets divided by total shareholders' equity. The higher the ratio, the more debt a company uses in its capital structure.

Profitability Ratios

ROA


 

Return on Assets (ROA) measures the income (profit) that is generated by the use of the assets of the business.

ROE


 

Return on Equity (ROE) is a measure of profitability that calculates how many dollars of profit a company generates with each dollar of shareholders equity. ROE is sometimes called "return on net worth."

ROIC


 

The Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) measure gives a sense of how well a company is using its money to generate returns. Some investors use this figure as a final evaluation to determine whether or not to invest in a company.

Annual Statements

Item Name Aug '08 Aug '09 Aug '10 Aug '11 Aug '12 Aug '13 Aug '14 Aug '15 Aug '16 Aug '17 Aug '18
Equity (BVPS) 1.19
1.20
1.24
1.12
1.15
1.31
0.83
1.19
1.43
1.56
1.85
growth rate 0.8% 3.3% -9.7% 2.7% 13.9% -36.6% 43.4% 20.2% 9.1% 18.6%
Earnings BIT 76.00
82.00
89.00
93.00
102.00
103.00
112.00
122.00
130.00
138.00
143.00
growth rate 7.9% 8.5% 4.5% 9.7% 1.0% 8.7% 8.9% 6.6% 6.2% 3.6%
Avg.PE 10.91
10.68
8.92
9.71
9.58
12.38
1,480.26
18.86
15.90
19.61
17.59
growth rate -2.1% -16.5% 8.9% -1.3% 29.2% 11,856.9% -98.7% -15.7% 23.3% -10.3%
ROA 11.74
12.83
13.70
14.75
17.80
18.71
20.00
22.12
23.33
24.22
21.26
growth rate 9.3% 6.8% 7.7% 20.7% 5.1% 6.9% 10.6% 5.5% 3.8% -12.2%
ROE 30.41
36.10
36.90
42.69
55.08
69.32
90.64
81.45
68.57
65.35
54.14
growth rate 18.7% 2.2% 15.7% 29.0% 25.9% 30.8% -10.1% -15.8% -4.7% -17.2%
ROIC 25.94
33.57
36.48
42.69
54.54
68.03
83.95
72.12
60.09
56.03
45.67
growth rate 29.4% 8.7% 17.0% 27.8% 24.7% 23.4% -14.1% -16.7% -6.8% -18.5%
Cur. Ratio 0.80
0.93
0.95
0.88
0.83
0.81
0.80
0.82
0.88
0.89
0.91
growth rate 16.3% 2.2% -7.4% -5.7% -2.4% -1.2% 2.5% 7.3% 1.1% 2.3%
Quick Ratio 0.22
0.31
0.37
0.28
0.22
0.21
0.23
0.24
0.25
0.25
0.28
growth rate 40.9% 19.4% -24.3% -21.4% -4.6% 9.5% 4.4% 4.2% 0.0% 12.0%
Leverage 3.03
2.63
2.76
3.06
3.13
4.54
4.52
3.10
2.80
2.61
2.49
growth rate -13.2% 4.9% 10.9% 2.3% 45.1% -0.4% -31.4% -9.7% -6.8% -4.6%
Balance Sheet Aug '08 Aug '09 Aug '10 Aug '11 Aug '12 Aug '13 Aug '14 Aug '15 Aug '16 Aug '17 Aug '18
Acct.Receivable 27.00
22.00
21.00
40.00
33.00
32.00
37.00
35.00
30.00
31.00
60.00
growth rate -18.5% -4.6% 90.5% -17.5% -3.0% 15.6% -5.4% -14.3% 3.3% 93.6%
Acct.Payable 96.00
101.00
99.00
95.00
92.00
98.00
100.00
238.00
growth rate 5.2% -2.0% -4.0% -3.2% 6.5% 2.0% 138.0%
Cur.Assets 241.00
262.00
285.00
259.00
246.00
233.00
235.00
230.00
236.00
242.00
260.00
growth rate 8.7% 8.8% -9.1% -5.0% -5.3% 0.9% -2.1% 2.6% 2.5% 7.4%
Total Assets 488.00
494.00
513.00
477.00
483.00
463.00
457.00
456.00
470.00
488.00
528.00
growth rate 1.2% 3.9% -7.0% 1.3% -4.1% -1.3% -0.2% 3.1% 3.8% 8.2%
Cash 22.00
47.00
56.00
41.00
36.00
31.00
34.00
34.00
38.00
38.00
45.00
growth rate 113.6% 19.2% -26.8% -12.2% -13.9% 9.7% 0.0% 11.8% 0.0% 18.4%
Inventory 147.00
151.00
151.00
154.00
151.00
148.00
144.00
141.00
146.00
150.00
154.00
growth rate 2.7% 0.0% 2.0% -2.0% -2.0% -2.7% -2.1% 3.6% 2.7% 2.7%
Cur.Liabilities 303.00
281.00
300.00
294.00
305.00
288.00
294.00
279.00
268.00
272.00
287.00
growth rate -7.3% 6.8% -2.0% 3.7% -5.6% 2.1% -5.1% -3.9% 1.5% 5.5%
Liabilities 327.00
306.00
327.00
321.00
388.00
361.00
356.00
309.00
302.00
301.00
316.00
growth rate -6.4% 6.9% -1.8% 20.9% -7.0% -1.4% -13.2% -2.3% -0.3% 5.0%
LT Debt 2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
growth rate -100.0%
Equity 161.00
188.00
186.00
156.00
95.00
102.00
101.00
147.00
168.00
187.00
212.00
growth rate 16.8% -1.1% -16.1% -39.1% 7.4% -1.0% 45.5% 14.3% 11.3% 13.4%
Common Shares 167.00
155.00
151.00
142.00
134.00
127.00
121.00
118.00
115.00
112.00
110.00
growth rate -7.2% -2.6% -6.0% -5.6% -5.2% -4.7% -2.5% -2.5% -2.6% -1.8%
Cash Flow Statement Aug '08 Aug '09 Aug '10 Aug '11 Aug '12 Aug '13 Aug '14 Aug '15 Aug '16 Aug '17 Aug '18
Capital Expenditures 36.00
28.00
29.00
36.00
38.00
32.00
28.00
34.00
34.00
39.00
43.00
growth rate -22.2% 3.6% 24.1% 5.6% -15.8% -12.5% 21.4% 0.0% 14.7% 10.3%
Cash Dividends 78.00
23.00
26.00
29.00
31.00
34.00
38.00
42.00
46.00
50.00
54.00
growth rate -70.5% 13.0% 11.5% 6.9% 9.7% 11.8% 10.5% 9.5% 8.7% 8.0%
Cash From OA 103.00
112.00
104.00
118.00
115.00
119.00
116.00
144.00
134.00
148.00
143.00
growth rate 8.7% -7.1% 13.5% -2.5% 3.5% -2.5% 24.1% -6.9% 10.5% -3.4%
FCF per Share 0.38
0.54
0.50
0.54
0.54
0.56
0.62
0.76
0.83
0.79
0.86
growth rate 42.1% -7.4% 8.0% 0.0% 3.7% 10.7% 22.6% 9.2% -4.8% 8.9%
Sale Purchase of Stock 1.00
1.00
1.00
growth rate 0.0% 0.0%
FCF 64.00
84.00
75.00
77.00
72.00
81.00
84.00
106.00
92.00
100.00
90.00
growth rate 31.3% -10.7% 2.7% -6.5% 12.5% 3.7% 26.2% -13.2% 8.7% -10.0%
Income Statement Aug '08 Aug '09 Aug '10 Aug '11 Aug '12 Aug '13 Aug '14 Aug '15 Aug '16 Aug '17 Aug '18
Sales 1,352.00
1,340.00
1,312.00
1,273.00
1,243.00
1,186.00
1,161.00
1,178.00
1,212.00
1,234.00
1,262.00
growth rate -0.9% -2.1% -3.0% -2.4% -4.6% -2.1% 1.5% 2.9% 1.8% 2.3%
Op.Income 74.00
83.00
89.00
73.00
80.00
103.00
112.00
122.00
130.00
138.00
143.00
growth rate 12.2% 7.2% -18.0% 9.6% 28.8% 8.7% 8.9% 6.6% 6.2% 3.6%
IBT 76.00
82.00
89.00
93.00
102.00
108.00
112.00
121.00
131.00
140.00
134.00
growth rate 7.9% 8.5% 4.5% 9.7% 5.9% 3.7% 8.0% 8.3% 6.9% -4.3%
Net Income 59.00
63.00
69.00
73.00
80.00
81.00
92.00
101.00
108.00
116.00
108.00
growth rate 6.8% 9.5% 5.8% 9.6% 1.3% 13.6% 9.8% 6.9% 7.4% -6.9%
EPS 0.35
0.41
0.46
0.51
0.59
0.64
0.76
0.85
0.93
1.04
0.98
growth rate 17.1% 12.2% 10.9% 15.7% 8.5% 18.8% 11.8% 9.4% 11.8% -5.8%
Gross Profit 1,352.00
655.00
662.00
662.00
664.00
655.00
659.00
680.00
709.00
733.00
761.00
growth rate -51.6% 1.1% 0.0% 0.3% -1.4% 0.6% 3.2% 4.3% 3.4% 3.8%

Quarterly Statements

Item Name Aug '17 Nov '17 Feb '18 May '18 Aug '18
Earnings BIT 27.00
41.50
41.50
30.00
30.00
growth rate 53.7% 0.0% -27.7% 0.0%
Balance Sheet Aug '17 Nov '17 Feb '18 May '18 Aug '18
Acct.Receivable 31.00
58.00
58.00
60.00
60.00
growth rate 87.1% 0.0% 3.5% 0.0%
Acct.Payable 100.00
211.00
211.00
238.00
238.00
growth rate 111.0% 0.0% 12.8% 0.0%
Cur.Assets 242.00
249.00
249.00
260.00
260.00
growth rate 2.9% 0.0% 4.4% 0.0%
Total Assets 488.00
500.00
500.00
528.00
528.00
growth rate 2.5% 0.0% 5.6% 0.0%
Cash 38.00
36.00
36.00
45.00
45.00
growth rate -5.3% 0.0% 25.0% 0.0%
Inventory 150.00
155.00
155.00
154.00
154.00
growth rate 3.3% 0.0% -0.7% 0.0%
Cur.Liabilities 272.00
272.00
272.00
287.00
287.00
growth rate 0.0% 0.0% 5.5% 0.0%
Liabilities 301.00
298.00
298.00
316.00
316.00
growth rate -1.0% 0.0% 6.0% 0.0%
Equity 187.00
202.00
202.00
212.00
212.00
growth rate 8.0% 0.0% 5.0% 0.0%
Common Shares 24.00
24.00
24.00
24.00
24.00
growth rate 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Cash Flow Statement Aug '17 Nov '17 Feb '18 May '18 Aug '18
Capital Expenditures 10.00
10.50
10.50
11.00
11.00
growth rate 5.0% 0.0% 4.8% 0.0%
Cash Dividends 8.00
18.50
18.50
8.50
8.50
growth rate 131.3% 0.0% -54.1% 0.0%
Cash From OA 41.50
31.50
31.50
40.00
40.00
growth rate -24.1% 0.0% 27.0% 0.0%
FCF 31.50
21.00
21.00
29.00
29.00
growth rate -33.3% 0.0% 38.1% 0.0%
Income Statement Aug '17 Nov '17 Feb '18 May '18 Aug '18
Sales 295.50
321.50
321.50
309.50
309.50
growth rate 8.8% 0.0% -3.7% 0.0%
Op.Income 27.00
41.50
41.50
30.00
30.00
growth rate 53.7% 0.0% -27.7% 0.0%
IBT 28.50
41.00
41.00
26.00
26.00
growth rate 43.9% 0.0% -36.6% 0.0%
Net Income 23.50
33.50
33.50
20.50
20.50
growth rate 42.6% 0.0% -38.8% 0.0%
Gross Profit 46.00
320.50
320.50
60.00
60.00
growth rate 596.7% 0.0% -81.3% 0.0%

Growth Grade & Financial Ratios

All financial ratios below are calculated based on latest annual statements available and present the most up to date snapshot of a company finances.

Growth Grade

Historical Growth Grade:

D (42.08)

YOY Growth Grade:

D (41.83)

Click on buttons above for detailed yearly growth rates.

Market Ratios

Profitability Ratios

Liquidity Ratios

Efficiency Ratios

Value Price

PE and EPS

Historical Current Forward
PE 17.79 17.79 0.14
EPS / Growth 10.8% 0.98 6.4%

Value Price & Investment Recovery Time

Read more about Stock2Own value price in Stock Market: Fundamental Analysis.

Equity Growth Rate: 9.9%

Estimates Pessimistic Moderate Optimistic My Numbers
Rate of Return 15.0%
MOS Price % 50 %
Future EPS Growth 6.4% 9.1% 9.1%
Future PE 0.14 12.02 12.02
Future EPS 1.83 2.34 2.34
Value Price
MOS %
0.06
-99.6%
6.94
-60.3%
6.94
-60.3%
MOS Price 0.03 3.47 3.47
IRT 11.72 10.45 10.45

Graham Number:

NOTE: The Graham Number applies only to certain types of stocks in combination with a number of other criteria.

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