Last 168.50 GBp
Change Today +2.75 / 1.66%
Volume 22.7K
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smiths news plc (NWS) Snapshot

Open
169.50 GBp
Previous Close
165.75 GBp
Day High
169.50 GBp
Day Low
166.50 GBp
52 Week High
01/7/14 - 247.75 GBp
52 Week Low
06/20/13 - 145.50 GBp
Market Cap
318.5M
Average Volume 10 Days
187.1K
EPS TTM
0.17 GBp
Shares Outstanding
189.0M
EX-Date
01/8/14
P/E TM
9.9x
Dividend
10.33 GBp
Dividend Yield
6.13%
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smiths news plc (NWS) Details

Smiths News Plc is engaged in the distribution of newspapers, magazines, books, and consumable products. The company operates through four divisions: Smiths News, Bertrams, The Consortium, and Media. The Smiths News division is involved in the wholesale of newspapers and magazines to approximately 30,000 retailers and independent newsagents in England and Wales. The Bertrams division supplies books to a mix of independent booksellers, and online and multiple retailers, as well as public, academic, and professional libraries. The Consortium division is engaged in the distribution of 40,000 consumable products to the education and care markets in the United Kingdom. The Media division supplies newspapers, magazines, and digital and audio visual content to airlines and rail customers, as well as travel operators, publishers, and distributors. This division is also involved in the operation of digiredoo, a digital platform that provides a gateway allowing passengers to access digital newspapers and magazines on devices within a multi-language and airline-tailored user interface. The company also offers Instore, a field-based supply chain solution for retailers, suppliers, and publishers; and Rascal Solutions, an in-store newspaper and magazine system that provides an approach for retailers to manage their news category. In addition, it offers NewsWorks logistics systems technology to other wholesalers; and distributes published magazines and periodicals to approximately 5,000 niche and specialist retailers. The company was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Swindon, the United Kingdom.

4,560 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/16/13
Founded in 1792

smiths news plc (NWS) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive D...
Total Annual Compensation: 631.0K GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 451.0K GBP
Managing Director and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 458.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

smiths news plc (NWS) Key Developments

Smiths News plc Provides Group Earnings Guidance for the Six Months Ended 28 February 2014

Smiths News Plc provides group earnings guidance for the six months ended 28 February 2014. For the period underlying group profit before tax for the first half is expected to be in line with the prior year. There has been no change in the underlying financial condition of the group since the year ended 31 August 2013 and the group continues to operate well within its new bank facilities.

Smiths News plc Refinances and Increases its Existing Bank Facilities

Smiths News Plc announced that it has refinanced and increased its existing bank facilities, extending the maturity of its debt to support the Group's medium-term funding requirements. The Groups previous facilities were for a total of £174 million and were due to mature in November 2014. The new facility, provided by a strong syndicate of five banks, has increased to £200 million and will mature in November 2018, providing over four years of funding. This new facility comprises a term loan (with limited amortization) and a revolving credit facility with margin and covenants favorable against the previous facility.

Smiths News plc Approves Final Dividend

Smiths News Plc announced that at the AGM held on 23 January 2014 approved to declare a final dividend of 6.3 pence per share.

 

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