Factsheet

Factsheet
Our interim results demonstrate further progress by the Group, in particular, the milestone of a 5% Group operating margin, which is a key point in our journey from recovery to growth. The Group remains committed to a growth strategy of organic initiatives and value adding acquisitions. We believe the overall outlook is positive, notwithstanding a slower rate of growth in the second half and we are confident that the full year's trading performance will be at least in line with current consensus expectations.

The Group

Group Structure

Grafton Group plc is an independent company operating in the Merchanting, DIY Retailing and Mortar Manufacturing markets in the UK, Ireland and Belgium.

Group History

Grafton is in business since 1902 with the establishment of Chadwicks to supply builders merchants and building contractors with Irish and imported cement.

Board

Michael Chadwick, Non-Executive Chairman
Gavin Slark
, Chief Executive Officer
David Arnold
, Chief Financial Officer
Frank van Zanten
, Non-Executive Director
Roderick Ryan
, Non-Executive Director
Charles M. Fisher
, Non-Executive Director
Annette Flynn
, Non-Executive Director
Charles Rinn
, Secretary and Group Financial Controller

Strategy

Grafton's strategy is to be an international trade supplier of construction products and related activities, built on service, supported by a strong financial base and operated within a framework of high business ethics and integrity and recognised by investors as a progressive, cash-generative business.

Operations

Grafton has a strong portfolio of businesses and brands with leading market positions in the UK, Ireland and Belgium. The Group has over 600 locations, employing approximately 9,000 people.

Key Brands

The Group's key brands include the 3rd largest builders merchants, the 4th largest plumbers merchants and the leading mortar manufacturer in the UK.  In Ireland Grafton is the market leader in builders merchanting and DIY retailing.

Contact Us

Grafton Group plc
Heron House
Corrig Road
Sandyford Industrial Estate
Dublin 18
T: +353 1 216 0600
F: +353 1 295 4470
Email: email@graftonplc.com
Web: www.graftonplc.com

Financial Performance

Results Centre

Latest results: Interim Results for 2014 released on 27 August 2014

Financial Analysis

2014 Results:
Turnover £1,015 million (2013: £912 million)
Underlying Operating profit £50.6 million (2013: £31.2 million)
Adjusted EPS 15.4 pence (2013: 8.0 pence)


Market Data

Share InformationCurrent share price: 597.00p

Shares in issue: 231,998,613 Grafton Units (27 March 2013 excluding treasury shares)
Number of shareholders: 8,443 (27 March 2013)


Registrars

Shareholder Services

Capita Registrars (Ireland) Limited provide a range of services for shareholders, which can be accessed here.





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