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MarketScreener Homepage  >  Equities  >  London Stock Exchange  >  WH Smith PLC    SMWH   GB00B2PDGW16

WH SMITH PLC

(SMWH)
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Business Summary
Logo WH Smith PLC
WH Smith specializes in the distribution of books, newspapers, magazines, stationery, beverages, confectionery, delicatessen, multimedia and entertainment products. Net sales break down by activity as follows:

- distribution in travel locations (58.5%): distribution of books, delicatessen products, beverages, confectionery, travel accessories, leisure products and electronic products. At the end of August 2019, the group had 1,019 stores (including 433 international stores) located primarily in airports (154 in the United Kingdom), hospitals (140) and railway stations (120);

- distribution of stationery and gifts, newspapers, magazines and books (41.5%; No.1 UK): activity carried out through 576 department stores located on the main streets of the United Kingdom, and via the online sales platforms www.funkypigeon.com, www.whsmith.co.uk and www.cultpens.com.

Number of employees : 12 336 people.
Sales per Business
20192020Delta
GBP (in Million)%GBP (in Million)%
Travel817.0058.5%553.0054.2% -32.31%
High Street580.0041.5%468.0045.8% -19.31%
Sales per region
20192020Delta
GBP (in Million)%GBP (in Million)%
United Kingdom1,14582%812.0079.5% -29.08%
United States94.006.7%116.0011.4% +23.4%
International101.007.2%55.005.4% -45.54%
Australia57.004.1%38.003.7% -33.33%
Managers and Directors
NameAgeSinceTitle
Carl David Cowling472019Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Henry Eric Staunton722013Non-Executive Chairman
Robert James Moorhead562012COO, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Annemarie Verna Florence Durbin552012Independent Non-Executive Director
Simon Emeny542020Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Maurice B. Thompson-2019Independent Non-Executive Director
Nicky Joy Dulieu562020Independent Non-Executive Director
Ian Houghton551998Secretary & Legal Director
Mark Boyle--Head-Investor Relations
Equities
Vote QuantityFree-FloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Stock A 1 130,869,582 129,010,847 98.6% 0 0.0% 98.6%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
M&G Investment Management Ltd. 7,971,971 6.09%
Causeway Capital Management LLC 7,760,663 5.93%
Royal London Asset Management Ltd. 7,565,013 5.78%
Marathon Asset Management LLP 6,593,967 5.04%
The Prudential Assurance Co. Ltd. (Life & Pension Funds) 5,514,930 4.21%
Troy Asset Management Ltd. 5,129,482 3.92%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 3,918,000 2.99%
Norges Bank Investment Management 3,478,319 2.66%
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. 3,293,754 2.52%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) 3,265,000 2.49%
Markets and indexes
- London Stock Exchange, SETS
- Main Market
- FTSE 250 / FTSE 350, FTSE All-Share
Stock Exchange Codes
- Bloomberg Code :  SMWH LN
- Reuters Code :  SMWH.L
- Datastream Code :  SMWH
Company contact information
WH Smith PLC
Greenbridge Road
SN3 3RX Swindon, Wiltshire
United Kingdom

Phone : +44 01793 616161
Fax : +44
web site : http://www.whsmithplc.co.uk
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