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WH Smith (LSE:SMWH)


WH Smith stock research in summary

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WH Smith shares have a SELL rating. While they are safely financed, they show below average growth, and are bad value. We recommend selling WH Smith shares.


Latest Obermatt Ranks


Country United Kingdom
Industry Specialty Stores
Index FTSE All Shares, FTSE 250, FTSE 350
Size class Medium

June 8, 2018. Top 10 stocks updated on Top 10 schedule or at least quarterly. ()


Achievements

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Research History: WH Smith

STOCK RESEARCH SUMMARY 2015 2016 2017 2018
STOCK VALUE RANKS
17
28
25
11
STOCK GROWTH RANKS
100
50
64
38
STOCK SAFETY RANKS
84
83
85
77
COMBINED STOCK RANKS
84
23
42
31

Last update of Combined Rank: 8-Jun-2018. Stock research history is based on the Obermatt Method. The higher the rank, the better is WH Smith in the corresponding investment strategy.


Value Metrics in Detail

Last update of Value Rank: 8-Jun-2018. Stock analysis on value ratios: The higher the rank, the lower the value ratio of WH Smith; except for dividend yield where the rank is higher, the higher the yield.


Growth Metrics in Detail

GROWTH METRICS 2015 2016 2017 2018
REVENUE GROWTH
60
55
52
36
PROFIT GROWTH
71
40
40
46
STOCK RETURNS
92
33
82
67
CONSOLIDATED RANK: GROWTH
100
50
64
38

Financial reporting date of Growth Rank: 28-Feb-2018. Stock analysis on growth metrics: The higher the rank, the higher the growth and returns of WH Smith.


Safety Metrics in Detail

SAFETY METRICS 2015 2016 2017 2018
LEVERAGE
72
82
81
81
REFINANCING
44
43
30
48
LIQUIDITY
90
89
78
85
CONSOLIDATED RANK: SAFETY
84
83
85
77

Financial reporting date of Safety Rank: 28-Feb-2018. Stock analysis on safety metrics: The higher the rank, the lower the leverage of WH Smith and the more cash is available to service its debt.


Stock analysis by the purely financial fact-based Obermatt Method for the investment strategies Value, Growth and Safety for WH Smith from June 8, 2018.