"The first half of 2015 has seen the Group deliver a strong performance across key financial metrics as it continues to execute its strategic plans. The overall outlook for Grafton is positive and despite current challenges the Group is well placed to make further progress in the second half towards delivery of its medium term targets of a 7 per cent operating margin and 15 per cent return on capital employed." – Gavin Slark (27 August 2015)

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