"2015 was a year of significant development activity for the Group with the continued expansion of the Selco branch network, bolt-on acquisitions in the UK merchanting market and the purchase of Isero which now gives the Group a presence for the first time in the Netherlands market. The Group anticipates reporting operating profit for 2015 in line with the guidance provided in the Interim Management Statement issued on 12 November 2015."  – Gavin Slark (12 January 2016).

2015 Half Year Results

Grafton Group plc announced its 2015 Half Year Results, on Thursday, 27 August 2015, at 07:00 (BST).

The following information was released on the day.


30 June
2015
£'m
30 June
2014
£'m

% change
Revenue 1,084 1,015 +7%
Operating profit 61.2 50.6 +21%
Profit before tax 57.9 45.9 +26%
Profit after tax 47.0 35.8 +31%
Earnings per share – basic 20.2p 15.4p +31%
Dividend 4.50p 3.75p +20%
Net debt 51.1 101.1 -49%
Total equity 938.9 881.9 +6%
Return on capital employed 12.4% 10.2% +2.2%pts