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WH Smith PLC WHTPF

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$14.80 −0.35 (2.31%)
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Price vs Fair Value

WHTPF is trading at a 518% premium.
Price
$14.87
Fair Value
$26.90
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$49.66
5-Star Price
$51.93
Economic Moat
Kglynm
Capital Allocation
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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$15.15
Day Range
$14.8014.80
52-Week Range
$14.1417.95
Bid/Ask
$12.95 / $17.62
Market Cap
$1.94 Bil
Volume/Avg
1,616 / 21,451

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
16.05
Price/Sales
0.83
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
2.48%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
2.48%
Total Yield
2.48%

Company Profile

WH Smith PLC is a U.K. retailer selling a wide range of products. Its two core business segments are travel and high street. WHSmith's travel stores offer products such as food, drink, publications, books, and tech accessories and other products to travelers. This segment operates predominantly in airports, railway stations, hospitals, and workplaces across Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and India. The high street segment operates stores in the United Kingdom, predominantly on the U.K. high street. The high street segment sells products into the following categories: stationery, books, newspapers, magazines, and confectionery. WH Smith also has an online retail business that sells a range of books, stationery, magazines, and gifts through its websites.
Sector
Consumer Cyclical
Industry
Specialty Retail
Stock Style Box
Small Core
Total Number of Employees
14,935

Comparables

Valuation

Metric
WHTPF
MKS
FRAS
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
16.0511.8013.20
Price/Book Value
5.032.112.38
Price/Sales
0.830.470.69
Price/Cash Flow
5.235.955.03
Price/Earnings
WHTPF
MKS
FRAS

Financial Strength

Metric
WHTPF
MKS
FRAS
Quick Ratio
0.280.500.56
Current Ratio
0.640.862.18
Interest Coverage
2.944.408.36
Quick Ratio
WHTPF
MKS
FRAS

Profitability

Metric
WHTPF
MKS
FRAS
Return on Assets (Normalized)
5.89%5.48%7.99%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
32.67%17.41%23.32%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
10.04%8.84%13.21%
Return on Assets
WHTPF
MKS
FRAS
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