"The fundamental strengths of the Group’s strong brands and market positions together with the operational improvements made in recent years give us confidence that, despite current challenges, we can deliver the Group’s medium term targets outlined earlier this year.” – Gavin Slark (9 July 2015)

2014 Financial Results

Grafton Group plc announced its 2014 Final Results, on Tuesday, 10 March 2015, at 07:00 (BST).

The following information was released on the day.


2014
£'m
2013
£'m

% change
Revenue 2,082 1,900 +10%
Underlying*


Operating profit 110.1 77.2 +43%
Profit before tax 101.2 64.9 +56%
Profit after tax 80.0 51.7 +55%
Adjusted earnings per share – basic 34.4p 22.3p +54%
Statutory
Operating profit 110.1 80.0 +38%
Profit before tax 101.2 67.7 +50%
Profit after tax 80.0 62.1 +29%
Earnings per share – basic 34.4p 26.8p +28%
Dividend 10.75p 8.5p +26%
Net debt 75.3 133.7 -44%
Total equity 906.3 874.3 +4%
Return on capital employed 11.1% 7.8% +3.3% pts

* The comparative performance for 2013 excludes a non-recurring pension credit of £30.0 million and a property impairment charge of £27.2 million.