"We are pleased with the Group’s first half trading performance which was better than we anticipated and provides a good platform for the full year.  Looking ahead, we expect to continue to benefit from both our strong market positions and exposure to multiple geographies and for the positive trends in the Irish and Netherlands businesses to continue in the second half.  Whilst we remain optimistic on the medium term outlook for the UK, we are cautious about the shorter term impact of current uncertainty and pressure on real incomes which may temper growth in spending on housing RMI." – Gavin Slark (11 July 2017)


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, the Netherlands 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 Roney, 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
Paul Hampden Smith, Non-Executive Director
Susan Murray,  Non-Executive Director
Vincent Crowley, 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, the Netherlands and Belgium. The Group trades from 668 branches, employing approximately 11,000 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: 2016 Full Year Results released on 07 March 2017
Financial Analysis
2016 Full Year Results:
Turnover £2,507m (2015: £2,212m)
Operating profit* £142.0m (2015: £127.3m)
EPS* 47.7p (2015: 41.2p)

*before amortisation of intangible assets arising on acquisitions and exceptional items of £19.7 million

Market Data

Share Information
Shares in issue: 236,968,876 Grafton Units (20 June 2017 excluding treasury shares)
Number of shareholders: 7,270 (7 March 2017)

Registrars

Shareholder Services
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Company Registration

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Company Number

Grafton Group plc is a public limited company registered in Dublin, Ireland.

8149