DS Smith Plc Share Price and Company Fundamentals

7.700 (3.090%)
52 week
243.657 - 407.3

Last traded: Last Friday at 4:11 PM

DS Smith Plc provides packaging solutions, paper products, and recycling services worldwide. The company offers transit and transport, consumer, retail and shelf ready, online and e-retail, industrial, hazardous, multi-material, cushioning, and electrostatic discharge packaging products, as well as wrap arounds, trays, and bag-in-boxes; displays and promotional packaging products; corrugated pallets; Sheetfeeding products; packaging machine systems; and Sizzlepak, a stuffing material made of paper, folded in a zigzag shape, and cut into narrow strips, as well as provides outdoor advertising services. It also provides various recycling and waste management services, including total waste management, paper and cardboard recycling, confidential shredding, and coffee cups and plastics recycling, as well as equipment for the retail, manufacturing, print and publishing, paper mills, automotive, and public sectors. In addition, the company offers recycled corrugated case materials, specialty papers, and kraft liners, as well as related technical and supply chain services. It provides its packaging solutions for the food and drink, consumer goods, industrial, e-commerce and e-retail, and converter industries. The company was formerly known as David S. Smith (Holdings) PLC and changed its name to DS Smith Plc in 2001. DS Smith Plc was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Company profile

Industry / SectorPackaging & Containers / Consumer Cyclical
Full time employees29584
Mailing addressRegent’s Place 7th Floor 350 Euston Road London NW1 3AX United Kingdom
Phone / Fax44 20 7756 1800 /


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DS Smith Plc paid £0.15 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 06 Oct 2022.The dividend payout ratio is 63.55%. The dividend payout ratio is defined as the amout of dividend paid divided by the earnings of the company.SMDS dividend payout ratio is less than 70. This is ideal as it gives company room to grow the dividends and also the excess earnings can be invested in company for growth.

SMDS's forward dividend amount is £0.15 and the forward dividend yield is 5.84%. A forward dividend yield is the percentage of a company's current stock price that it expects to pay out as dividends over a certain time period, generally 12 months. Forward dividend yields are generally used in circumstances where the yield is predictable based on past instances. If not, trailing yields, which indicate the same value over the previous 12 months, are used.

Company Executives

As of Oct 2022, following are the company executives and directors listed on DS Smith Plc.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. Miles William RobertsGroup Chief Exec. & Exec. Director572.58M
Mr. Adrian R. T. MarshGroup Fin. Director & Exec. Director541.35M
Anjali KotakInvestor Relations Director
Mr. Iain SimmGroup Gen. Counsel & Company Sec.
Mr. Hugo FisherGroup Communications Director
Mr. Greg DawsonCorp. Affairs Director
Marc ChironSales, Marketing & Innovation Director
Mr. Alan TaylorInterim Group HR Director
Rachel StevensInvestor Relations Director
Mr. Mark SmithHead of Plastics

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Profitability ratios are a class of financial metrics that are used to assess a business's ability to generate earnings relative to its revenue, operating costs, balance sheet assets, and shareholders' equity over time, using data from a specific point in time.

The return on equity signifies how well the management is running the company in terms of capital management. The ideal return on equity is greater than 10%. The return on equity is calculated as net income divided by total share holders equity.

Valuation and Trading Info

The market capitalization of DS Smith Plc is and its enterprise value is .

The SMDS's stocks Beta value is 1.08 making it 8% more volatile compared to LSE market index. Technology stocks and small caps tend to have higher betas than the market benchmark. This indicates that adding the stock to a portfolio will increase the portfolio’s risk, but also increase its expected return. On the other hand utility stocks often have low betas because they tend to move more slowly than market averages.

DS Smith Plc (LSE:SMDS) Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is DS Smith Plc's Stock Symbol?

DS Smith Plc trades on LSE under the ticker symbol "SMDS".

2. What is DS Smith Plc's stock price today?

One share of SMDS stock can currently be purchased for approximately £256.9.

3. How can I contact DS Smith Plc?

DS Smith Plc's mailing address is Regent’s Place 7th Floor 350 Euston Road London NW1 3AX United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at 44 20 7756 1800.

4. What is DS Smith Plc's official website?

The official website of DS Smith Plc is https://www.dssmith.com.