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WH Smith FY Pretax Profit Declines; LFL Revenue Flat YoY - Quick Facts

WH Smith PLC (SMWH.L) reported profit before tax of 134 million pounds for the year ended 31 August 2018 compared to 140 million pounds, prior year. Earnings per share was 98.2 pence compared to 103.6 pence. The Group generated headline profit before tax of 145 million pounds compared to 140 million pounds, an increase of 4% on the prior year. Headline earnings per share was 108.2 pence compared to 103.6 pence.

For the fiscal year, total Group revenue was up 2% at 1.26 billion pounds from 1.23 billion pounds with Group LFL revenue flat compared to last year.

The Board has proposed a final dividend of 38.1 pence per share, an increase of 13% on the prior year, giving a total ordinary dividend per share of 54.1 pence, a 12% increase on the prior year.

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