Smith (DS)

SMDS: 382.90 -5.20 (-1.34%) delayed: 18 Nov 2019, 16:45

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Smith (DS) Fundamentals

Share Price Information

Name Smith (DS)
Epic SMDS
Sector Containers & Packaging
ISIN GB0008220112
Activites DS Smith Plc is a leading provider of corrugated packaging and are present in 37 countries, employing around 28,500 people. Its story can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family in East London. DS Smith originally listed on the London Stock exchange in the late 1950s.
Index FTSE 100

Key numbers

Latest Share price (p) 382.90 Net gearing (%) 58.99
Market capitalisation (£m) 5,326.22 Gross gearing (%) 63.47
Shares in issue (m) 1,372.38 Debt ratio 48.50
P/E ratio 18.84 Debt-to-equity ratio 0.54
Total dividends per share (p) 16.20 Assets / equity ratio 2.74
Dividend yield (%) 4.17 Price to book value 1.71
Dividend cover 1.27 ROCE (%) 5.79
Earning per share (p) 20.60 EPS growth (%) -17.27
52-week high / low (p) 389.50 / 286.20 DPS growth (%) 10.20

Results at a glance

Date Type Turnover (£m) Profit (£m) Basic EPS Currency
30 Apr 2019 Full Year 6,171 274 20.60 GBP
30 Apr 2018 Full Year 5,765 259 24.90 GBP
30 Apr 2017 Full Year 4,781 208 22.10 GBP

Dividend history

Period Ex-date Pay-date Net dividend Currency Total for year
H2 Dividend 03 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2019 11.00 GBX 16.20
H1 Dividend 04 Apr 2019 01 May 2019 5.20 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 04 Oct 2018 01 Nov 2018 9.80 GBX 14.70
H1 Dividend 05 Apr 2018 01 May 2018 4.90 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 05 Oct 2017 01 Nov 2017 10.60 GBX 15.20
H1 Dividend 06 Apr 2017 02 May 2017 4.60 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 29 Sep 2016 01 Nov 2016 8.80 GBX 12.80
H1 Dividend 31 Mar 2016 03 May 2016 4.00 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 01 Oct 2015 02 Nov 2015 7.70 GBX 11.40
H1 Dividend 09 Apr 2015 01 May 2015 3.70 GBX 0.00

Contact details

Company name Smith (David S) (Holdings
Address Beech House, Whitebrook Park, 68 Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead SL6 8XY.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7932 5000
Website http://www.dssmith.com/

Advisors

Company's broker n/a
Company's joint broker n/a
NOMAD n/a
Registrar Equiniti
Auditors n/a
Solicitors n/a

Directors

Appointed Director Position
04 May 2010 Miles William Roberts Group Chief Executive
24 Sep 2013 Adrian Ross Thomas Marsh Group Finance Director
01 Jun 2010 Gareth Davis Non-Executive Chairman
06 Mar 2013 Christopher Paul Britton Non-Executive Director
01 Dec 2009 Jonathan Clive Nicholls Non-Executive Director
05 Dec 2012 Kathleen Anne O`Donovan Non-Executive Director
11 Apr 2019 David Andrew Robbie Non-Executive Director
23 Jun 2014 Louise Helen Smalley Non-Executive Director
01 Mar 2019 Rupert Christopher Soames Non-Executive Director

Company financials

Assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Reporting date 30 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2018 30 Apr 2017
Tangible assets 2,993 2,396 1,866
Intangible asssets and goodwill 3,220 2,043 1,178
Investments and other non-current assets 130 124 113
Total non-current assets 6,343 4,563 3,157
Inventory / work in progress 584 543 406
Trade and other receivables 914 863 766
Cash and equivalents 382 297 139
Other current assets and asset held for resale 296 63 25
Total of all assets 8,519 6,329 4,493
Liabilities (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Short term liabilities 2,476 2,054 1,650
Long term liabilities 2,931 2,165 1,488
Other liabilites / pension etc 0 0 0
Total of all liabilities 5,407 4,219 3,138
Net assets (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Net assets 3,112 2,110 1,355
Equity (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Share capital 137 107 95
Minority interests 1 1 2
Retained earnings 0 0 0
Share premium account 2,236 1,260 728
Other equity 738 742 530
Total equity 3,112 2,110 1,355
Cash Flow (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Cash from operating activities 535 453 523
Cashflow before financing -1,256 -497 226
Increase / decrease in Cash 8 141 1
Income (£m) 2019 2018 2017
Turnover 6,171 5,765 4,781
Cost of sales 0 0 0
Gross profit 0 0 0
Operating profit 427 361 316
Pre-tax profit 350 292 264
Profit / loss for the year 274 259 208