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Newsboy

Board love at DS Smith, whilst PZ Cussons is seemingly bored of talking

By Chris Bailey | Friday 14 June 2019


Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


I am a fully paid-up member of the investment geek club and my continued love for corrugated board company DS Smith (SMDS) has been well documented. Thursday's full year 2018-19 results correctly led to an approximate 5% bounce in the shares and 'a year of significant delivery' meant more synergies from acquisitions, the sale of the plastics division which helped notably improve the balance sheet, 'volume growth in all regions through FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) and e-commerce focus', positive pricing, record margins and an upgrade in medium-term target plus an organic adjusted operating profit growth of 9% and a 13% hike in the dividend. Phew!...

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