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DS Smith is a company providing corrugated packaging for consumer and industrial goods. It offers bag-in-box, consumer, online and e-retail, hazardous hoods, industrial, multi-material, wrap-around, retail and shelf-ready, transit and transport, trays, and electrostatic discharge packaging as well as corrugated pallets, sheetfeeding, machine systems, cushioning material, promotional, and outdoor media products. The company serves food, drink, consumer goods, industrial, e-commerce, e-retail, and converters industries. DS Smith also manages paper and recycling operations.

TypePublic
Founded1940
HQLondon, GB
Websitedssmith.com
Employee Ratings3.4

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2020)29,223(-6%)
Job Openings129
Revenue (FY, 2019)£6.2 B(+8%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)£4.5(-2%)
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at DS Smith

Miles Roberts

Miles Roberts

Group Chief Executive
Adrian Marsh

Adrian Marsh

Group Finance Director
Rupert Soames

Rupert Soames

Senior Independent Director
Iain Simm

Iain Simm

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
David Robbie

David Robbie

Non-Executive Director
Louise Smalley

Louise Smalley

Non-Executive Director
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DS Smith Office Locations

DS Smith has offices in London, Aylesford, Belper, Birstall and in 258 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
7th Floor 350 Euston Road
Aylesford, GB
Unit 7/Quarry Wood Ind Est/Mills Rd
Belper, GB
Derby Rd
Birstall, GB
Pennine View Industrial Estate, Gelderd Rd
Blunham, GB
South Mills, The Ridgeway
Bolton, GB
Turton St
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DS Smith Financials and Metrics

DS Smith Revenue

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DS Smith's revenue was reported to be £6.17 b in FY, 2019 which is a 7% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (H1, 2020)

3.2b

Net income (H1, 2020)

171.0m

EBITDA (H1, 2020)

331.0m

EBIT (H1, 2020)

259.0m

Market capitalization (8-Sept-2021)

6.2b

Closing stock price (8-Sept-2021)

4.5

Cash (31-Oct-2019)

445.0m

EV

8.6b
DS Smith's current market capitalization is £6.2 b.
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

4.8b5.8b6.2b

Revenue growth, %

21%7%

Cost of goods sold

2.4b3.0b3.1b

Gross profit

2.4b2.8b3.0b
Half Year
GBPH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Revenue

2.8b3.1b3.2b

EBITDA

234.0m280.0m331.0m

EBITDA margin, %

8%9%10%

EBIT

174.0m201.0m259.0m
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

139.0m297.0m382.0m

Accounts Receivable

628.0m690.0m699.0m

Inventories

406.0m543.0m584.0m

Current Assets

1.3b1.8b2.2b
Half Year
GBPH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Cash

558.0m435.0m445.0m

Inventories

491.0m547.0m541.0m

Current Assets

2.0b3.2b2.1b

PP&E

2.2b2.4b3.0b
Annual
GBPFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

208.0m259.0m262.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

218.0m290.0m335.0m

Inventories

(49.0m)(82.0m)(7.0m)

Accounts Payable

163.0m85.0m(8.0m)
Half Year
GBPH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Net Income

107.0m122.0m164.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

141.0m153.0m217.0m

Inventories

(43.0m)(24.0m)23.0m

Accounts Payable

110.0m104.0m(69.0m)
GBPFY, 2017

EV/EBITDA

13.5 x

EV/EBIT

16.5 x

EV/CFO

10 x

EV/FCF

18.7 x

Revenue/Employee

186.4k

Debt/Equity

0.9 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x

P/E Ratio

0.2
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DS Smith Operating Metrics

FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Boxes Produced

16 b17 b

Countries

373737

PackRight Centers

273336

Packaging Manufacturing Sites

200200200
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DS Smith Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Papeles y Cartones de Europa SAJanuary 17, 2019
Corrugated ContainerMay 24, 2018
Deku-PackSeptember 05, 2016
The Less Packaging CompanyNovember 02, 2014
Grovehurst EnergyFebruary 01, 2008
Beteiligungsverwaltungs GmbH
Bilokalnik-IPA d.d. H
Bretschneider Verpackungen GmbH
Carolina Graphic Services LLC
Cedarpak LLC
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DS Smith Revenue Breakdown

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DS Smith revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 35.7% from Rest of the World, 17.1% from UK, 10.5% from Italy, 15.1% from France, 10.6% from USA and 11.0% from Germany

Human Capital Metrics

DS Smith's employees are reported to be approximately 22% female and 78% male.
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DS Smith Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

D

67/100

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DS Smith Online and Social Media Presence

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DS Smith News and Updates

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'Full-blown recycling crisis' looms over UK, DS Smith boss warns

A “full-blown recycling crisis” is looming in the UK, the boss of London-listed packaging firm DS Smith has warned. With The post 'Full-blown recycling crisis' looms over UK, DS Smith boss warns appeared first on CityAM.

DS Smith sees profit tumble but e-commerce boom beckons

Packaging giant DS Smith saw its profit slide in the last financial year as the boom in online shopping failed to offset The post Packaging giant DS Smith sees profit tumble but e-commerce boom beckons appeared first on CityAM.

DS Smith drives real-time visibility adoption across North America with Transporeon and Sixfold

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Packaging firm DS Smith on track after ecommerce boost

Packaging group DS Smith today reported trading in line with expectations as growth in its ecommerce business offset the impact The post Packaging firm DS Smith on track as Covid-19 drives ecommerce growth appeared first on CityAM.
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DS Smith Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was DS Smith founded?

    DS Smith was founded in 1940.

  • Who are DS Smith key executives?

    DS Smith's key executives are Miles Roberts, Adrian Marsh and Rupert Soames.

  • How many employees does DS Smith have?

    DS Smith has 29,223 employees.

  • What is DS Smith revenue?

    Latest DS Smith annual revenue is £6.2 b.

  • What is DS Smith revenue per employee?

    Latest DS Smith revenue per employee is £211.2 k.

  • Who are DS Smith competitors?

    Competitors of DS Smith include UPM, BillerudKorsnas and Saica.

  • Where is DS Smith headquarters?

    DS Smith headquarters is located at 7th Floor 350 Euston Road, London.

  • Where are DS Smith offices?

    DS Smith has offices in London, Aylesford, Belper, Birstall and in 258 other locations.

  • How many offices does DS Smith have?

    DS Smith has 289 offices.