WH Smith PLC (SMWH.L)
21 Feb 2017
Jan 25 British books, newspapers and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc firmed up its profit forecast on Wednesday after reporting strong sales from its stores at airports and train stations over the Christmas period.
Jan 25 British books, newspaper and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc said it expects full-year profit growth to be slightly ahead of expectations as it posted strong sales in its travel business over the Christmas period.
* Group has delivered a strong performance over 21 week period with total sales up 2 pct and like-for-like sales up 1 pct.
Oct 13 Britain's WH Smith Plc said it will lose its protection against a weaker pound next year and is looking to offset the impact by consolidating factories and negotiating better prices with suppliers to cut its costs.
* Says travel business continues to perform well with strong sales across all channels and profit up 9 pct
* WH Smith Plc expects outcome for year to Aug. 31 2016 to be in line with expectations