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Share Price:
Down 425.00p
Change Today:
-7.40p
Market Cap:
5,837m
Sector:
General Industrials

DS Smith sees trading in line with expectations

By Frank Prenesti

Date: Wednesday 03 Mar 2021

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Packaging company DS Smith said trading was in line with expectations as higher box volumes were offset by a rise in input costs.


Like-for-like corrugated box volume growth had accelerated compared to the second quarter, with e-commerce strength over Christmas continuing into 2021, the company said in a trading update on Wednesday.

"Trading continues to progress well, with the trends and momentum described in our first-half results on 10 December continuing into the second half," the company said.

DS Smith, which last week the centre of speculation that it was the target of rival paper and packaging firm Mondi, said rising input costs, together with high demand, continued to drive higher paper prices.

"We have started to recover these additional costs through higher packaging prices and our expectation is, with the customary lag, they will be fully recovered and underpin continued momentum into the 2022 financial year," the company said.

Chief executive Mike Roberts said that while the economic environment remained uncertain due to Covid-19, the company was "experiencing good momentum across the business in both Europe and North America".

"We are confident in delivering results in line with our expectations for the year and showing further good progress and momentum as we move into the next financial year."

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Smith (DS) Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 425.00p
Change Today -7.40p
52 Week High 445.60p
52 Week Low 252.70p
Volume 5,093,820
Shares Issued 1,373.33m
Market Cap 5,837m

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What The Brokers Say

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Smith (DS) Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 07-Oct-21 08-Apr-21
Paid 01-Nov-21 04-May-21
Amount 8.10p 4.00p

Trades for 22-Jun-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 1,702,219 @ 425.00p
16:29 182 @ 426.20p
16:29 567 @ 426.10p
16:29 395 @ 426.40p
16:29 14 @ 426.40p

Smith (DS) Key Personnel

CEO Miles Roberts