British books and stationery retailer WH Smith has reported a 6.9% rise in annual pre-tax profits — to £140m (€157m) — with growth led by outlets at airports and other travel sites.
Revenues at the Irish arm of bookseller WH Smith hit record levels of €26.85m last year.
Bumper sales of the Fifty Shades of Grey series and publishing phenomenon The Girl on the Train helped boost profits at the Irish arm of WH Smith. Accounts filed by WH Smith Ireland Ltd show pre-tax profit rose 20% to €1.8m last year.
British retailer WH Smith has not ruled out further expansion in the Irish market after seeing profits in its travel division rise by 10% in its latest financial year.
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Sales of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars helped revenues at the Irish arm of WH Smith soar last year to €19.29m.
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The popularity of Alex Ferguson’s autobiography as a Christmas stocking filler was not enough to prevent a sales slide at WH Smith’s high street stores, the group said today.
The Fifty Shades blockbuster trilogy, which sold 100m copies, contributed to the Irish arm of WH Smith almost tripling pre-tax profits last year to €1.542m.
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Sales of publishing phenomenon, EL James Fifty Shades of Grey helped the Irish arm of retail giant, WH Smith record a profit here for the first time last year, when the company generated €541,658 in pre-tax profits.
Consumers in Ireland carry about €78.2m in cash every day — or about €23 each.
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Pre-tax losses at the Irish arm of British-owned retail giant, WH Smith increased by 30.8% last year to €165,472 in spite of a sharp increase in revenues.
British retail chain WH Smith made its first move into the electronic books market today by sealing a distribution deal with Canadian group Kobo.
World markets suffered heavy declines today amid fresh fears over Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis and a lacklustre start to the US earnings season.
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address buoyed the London market today as investors cheered moves to support growth in the world's biggest economy.
The founder of British book chain Waterstone’s is considering launching a bid to buy back the troubled retailer, it was reported today.
The FTSE 100 sunk to its fourth losing session in a row today as under-fire BP took another tumble into the red and US growth figures disappointed.
British retail chain WH Smith today said the recent volcanic ash cloud crisis had dented third quarter sales at its airport and travel centre sites.
The London market tumbled 1% today as miners continued to be weighed down by fears over potential curbs to Chinese growth.
Fears that the US Federal Reserve will soon consider raising interest rates put world markets under fresh strain today.
The London market finished virtually flat today as no-change rate decisions from central banks in the UK and Europe failed to make an impact.
London’s FTSE 100 Index stormed more than 3.4% ahead today despite news that the UK economy had suffered its sharpest contraction in 30 years.
The fastest slide in UK economic output since 1979 put sterling under pressure today but failed to derail London shares in a strong end to the week.
Further signs of life from the UK high street helped retail stocks surge up the FTSE 100 Index risers board today.
WH SMITH, the British high-street news, book and stationery retailer, is to formalise its expansion into the Republic, with the opening of two stores at Shannon Airport before the end of the year.
HBOS and Royal Bank of Scotland continued to recover lost ground today as the FTSE steadied after the global moves to tackle the financial crisis.
A strong performance at its motorway, airport and station stores helped UK stationery retailer WH Smith report a 15% hike in underlying full-year profits today.
A resilient performance by its travel stores helped news, books and stationery retailer WH Smith report sales figures in line with expectations today.
Blue chip banks suffered heavy losses on the London market today as fresh fears over Barclays’ balance sheet put the sector under pressure.
The FTSE 100 Index fell back below the 6000 mark today as Wall Street jitters put the London market on the back foot.
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UK retail group WH Smith said today it was braced for a competitive Christmas after it reported lower sales over the last ten weeks of trading.
Sweets and stationery retailer WH Smith today posted profits ahead of expectations, boosted by a strong performance at its travel arm.
WH Smith today said it was on course for strong results after an upbeat trading performance at airports, railway stations and motorway services.
High street retailer WH Smith is today reportedly looking at expanding its books business by buying the British arm of bookseller Borders.
Stores were gearing up for Harry Potter mania today as the first fans queued to get their hands on the book.
Disappointing sales figures from the UK's largest supermarket chain weighed heavy on the London market today leaving a raft of blue chip retailers in the red.
The UK’s biggest supermarket chain saw its shares slump more than 3% today after its latest sales figures disappointed the City.
World markets were under pressure today amid fears that China’s economy may overheat.
Retailer WH Smith today unveiled plans to open post offices within 70 of its high street stores across the UK.
Workers at retail giant WH Smith will stage a protest today against the firm’s plans to close its final salary pension scheme.
British supermarket shares were today unruffled by the UK's Competition Commission (CC) progress report on its inquiry into the £95bn (€145bn) grocery sector.
Shares in medical device maker Smith & Nephew offered some cheer today as the London market headed to the Christmas break with a whimper.
The FTSE 100 Index finished the week at its highest level for more than five years today as it followed in the wake of big stock market gains around the world.
The FTSE 100 Index traded at its highest level for more than five years today as investors around the world put their faith in stocks and shares.
WH Smith boss Kate Swann today said the revival of the British retailer was marginally ahead of schedule, despite the impact of “subdued” trading conditions.
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