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Grafton Group

16:51 on 24/11/2017

Current Price 731.04p | Bid 729.00p | Ask 729.50p | Change -0.14%

Company Overview

Grafton Group plc is an independent, profit-orientated growth company, operating in the UK and Ireland whose main activities are builders and plumbers merchanting, DIY retailing and mortar manufacturing. The Group aims to achieve above average returns for its shareholders. Grafton's strategy is to build on strong positions in businesses serving the UK and Irish construction sectors, to develop in related markets, and to grow in businesses with which it is familiar. In the UK, Grafton's merchanting operations are the fourth largest in the market. These comprise 147 plumbers merchanting branches trading under the Plumbase brand, and 163 builders merchanting branches trading principally under the Buildbase and Jackson brands. In Northern Ireland, Macnaughton Blair is one of the leading builders merchants trading from 12 locations. EuroMix is the UK market leader in dry mortar with 8 plants. In the Republic of Ireland, the Group is the largest builders and plumbers merchanting business trading from 31 branches nationally under the Chadwicks brand and from 25 branches nationally under the Heiton Buckley brand. The Group is the clear leader in Irish DIY retailing with 20 Woodie's and 15 Atlantic Homecare stores nationally and, amongst other activities, has manufacturing plants in plastics and concrete products, including EuroMix dry mortar.

Stock Details

Shares in Issue 235,333,153
Market cap £1,407.29m
Sector Support Services
Indices FTSE 250
FTSE 350
UK FTSE All Share

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2015

Turnover £2211.99 million
Operating Profit £128.21 million
Dividend Yield 2.09
Dividend Per Share 12.50
Dividend Cover 2.09
P/E Ratio 14.37
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Important Dates

AGM / EGM 12/05/2015

Key Personnel

Colm O Nuallain Finance Director

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Price Summary

Mid Price ? 729.00p
Bid Price ? 729.00p
Ask Price ? 729.50p
Volume ? 96740
Change Today -1.00p
% Change Today -0.14%
Open 729.50p
Previous Close 729.00p
Intraday High 734.00p
Intraday Low 729.00p
52 Week High 756.50p
52 Week Low 435.10p

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