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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     WH Smith PLC - Key Employees ................................................................................................................6
2     WH Smith PLC - Key Employee Biographies .............................................................................................7
3     WH Smith PLC - Major Products and Services ..........................................................................................8
4     WH Smith PLC - History ..............................................................................................................................8
5     WH Smith PLC - Company Statement ......................................................................................................12
6     WH Smith PLC - Locations and Subsidiaries ...........................................................................................14
    6.1       WH Smith PLC - Head Office............................................................................................................................. 14
    6.2       WH Smith PLC - Other Locations and Subsidiaries ............................................................................................ 14
7     WH Smith PLC - Business Analysis .........................................................................................................16
    7.1       WH Smith PLC - Company Overview................................................................................................................. 16
    7.2       WH Smith PLC - Business Description............................................................................................................... 16
8     WH Smith PLC - SWOT Analysis ..............................................................................................................17
    8.1       WH Smith PLC - SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................... 17
    8.2       WH Smith PLC - Strengths ................................................................................................................................ 17
      8.2.1      Strength - Multiple channel selling strategy .................................................................................................... 17
      8.2.2      Strength - Strong retail store operations ........................................................................................................ 17
      8.2.3      Strength - Strong market position .................................................................................................................. 17
    8.3       WH Smith PLC - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................... 17
      8.3.1      Weakness - Decrease in sales ...................................................................................................................... 17
      8.3.2      Weakness - Limited geographic focus ........................................................................................................... 17
    8.4       WH Smith PLC - Opportunities .......................................................................................................................... 18
      8.4.1      Opportunity - Expanding retail market in Europe ............................................................................................ 18
      8.4.2      Opportunity - Growing online retail shopping trends in the UK........................................................................ 18
      8.4.3      Opportunity - Organic growth......................................................................................................................... 18
    8.5       WH Smith PLC - Threats ................................................................................................................................... 18
      8.5.1      Threat - Increase in value added tax .............................................................................................................. 18
      8.5.2      Threat - Rise in labor wages .......................................................................................................................... 18
      8.5.3      Threat - Public spending cuts ........................................................................................................................ 19
9     WH Smith PLC - Company Financial Analysis .........................................................................................20
    9.1       WH Smith PLC - Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ............... 20
      9.1.1      WH Smith PLC - Financial ratios: Annual ratios ............................................................................................. 20
      9.1.2      WH Smith PLC - Financial ratios: Interim ratios ............................................................................................. 22
      9.1.3      WH Smith PLC - Financial ratios: Capital Market Ratios ................................................................................ 22
    9.2       WH Smith PLC - Financial Performance and Ratio Charts ................................................................................. 23
      9.2.1      WH Smith PLC - Revenue and Operating Profit ............................................................................................. 23
								
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