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Grafton Group

Current Price 883.50p Bid 872.50p Ask 875.00p Change -0.51%
Last Updated: 25/05/2019 22:28. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Grafton Group plc is an international distributor of building materials to trade customers and has leading regional or national positions in the merchanting markets in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium. Grafton is also the market leader in the DIY retailing market in Ireland and is the largest manufacturer of dry mortar in the UK. Grafton trades from circa 675 branches and has over 13,000 employees. Its portfolio of brands include Selco, Buildbase, Plumbase, Leyland SDM, MacBlair and CPI EuroMix in the UK; Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley and Woodie's in Ireland; Isero and Gunters en Meuser in the Netherlands and YouBuild and MPRO in Belgium.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2018

Turnover
£2,952.74m
Operating Profit
£187.45m
Dividend Yield
1.81
Dividend Per Share
18.00
Dividend Cover
3.52
P/E Ratio
13.86

Key Personnel

Gavin Slark
Chief Executive
David Llewelyn Arnold
Chief Financial Officer
Michael James Roney
Non-Executive Chairman
Frank Andre van Zanten
Non-Executive Director
Susan Elizabeth Murray
Non-Executive Director
Paul Nigel Hampden-Smith
Non-Executive Director
Vincent Conor Crowley
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
GFTU
ISIN
IE00B00MZ448
Shares in Issue
237,101,770
Market cap
£2,079.38m

Analyst Views (3)

Strong Buy
 
33.33%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
66.67%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
0.00%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
872.50p
Bid Price
872.50p
Ask Price
875.00p
Volume
519978
Change Today
-4.50p
% Change Today
-0.51%
Open
875.00p
Previous Close
872.50p
Intraday High
890.00p
Intraday Low
872.50p
52 Week High
938.50p
52 Week Low
626.50p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Grafton Group Intra-day Chart

Grafton Group News

News in this section is provided by AJ Bell

Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 10 May 2019 | 17:35 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 10 May 2019 | 17:15 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 10 May 2019 | 17:15 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 10 May 2019 | 17:15 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 08 May 2019 | 09:20 Grafton reports rise in revenue, touts further gains in Irish and Dutch businesses 08 May 2019 | 08:41 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 26 Apr 2019 | 08:20 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 15 Apr 2019 | 09:40 FTSE fails to take advantage of weaker sterling 11 Apr 2019 | 16:52 Grafton Group to acquire Polvo for €131m 11 Apr 2019 | 07:24 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 03 Apr 2019 | 11:30 DIY Group Grafton profits up 17% on 'fast' growth in Irish, Dutch markets 28 Feb 2019 | 09:23 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 28 Jan 2019 | 08:50 FTSE ends positive weak on downbeat note 11 Jan 2019 | 16:38 FTSE reverses gains as sterling rises on reports of Brexit delay 11 Jan 2019 | 11:55 UK stocks open 0.6% higher after dovish Fed comments 11 Jan 2019 | 08:48 Grafton Group expects earnings 'slightly' ahead of market expectations 11 Jan 2019 | 07:24 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 14 Nov 2018 | 09:00 FTSE subdued on falling oil prices and strong sterling 13 Nov 2018 | 16:51 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 13 Nov 2018 | 08:40 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 30 Oct 2018 | 16:10 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 11 Oct 2018 | 15:15 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 03 Oct 2018 | 08:40 FTSE struggles to gain momentum amid weak utilities 22 Aug 2018 | 16:54 Housebuilders and miners push FTSE higher 22 Aug 2018 | 11:47 UK stocks open 0.3% weaker as investors digest Trump drama 22 Aug 2018 | 09:09 Grafton Group profit up 18% as revenue firms in UK, Ireland 22 Aug 2018 | 07:19 Grafton agrees to raise debt capital in US 14 Aug 2018 | 08:08 Grafton Group confident for the year as first-half revenue jumps 8.6% 11 Jul 2018 | 08:43

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Tangible Assets
521.6
504.4
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
726.0
646.1
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
26.0
35.6
Total Non-Current Assets
1,273.7
1,186.1
Inventory
350.1
328.5
Trade & Receivables
451.3
413.1
Cash & Receivables
223.0
253.7
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
11.6
5.1
Total Assets
2,309.6
2,186.4

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Short Term Liabilities
652.1
611.3
Long Term Liabilities
361.0
400.5
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
1,013.1
1,011.8

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Net Assets
1,296.5
1,174.6

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Share Capital
8.5
8.5
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
974.3
858.1
Share Premium Account
213.4
212.2
Other Equity
100.3
95.9
Total Equity
1,296.5
1,174.6

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
178.3
186.1
Cashflow Before Financing
55.7
77.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
-31.4
45.1

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Turnover
2,952.7
2,715.8
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
187.5
160.9
Pre-Tax Profit
181.3
154.5
Profit / Loss for the Year
150.4
127.8

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
07 Mar 2019
05 Apr 2019
H1 Dividend
30 Aug 2018
28 Sep 2018
H2 Dividend
08 Mar 2018
06 Apr 2018
H1 Dividend
07 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
H2 Dividend
16 Mar 2017
13 Apr 2017
H1 Dividend
08 Sep 2016
07 Oct 2016
H2 Dividend
17 Mar 2016
15 Apr 2016
H1 Dividend
10 Sep 2015
09 Oct 2015
H2 Dividend
19 Mar 2015
17 Apr 2015
H1 Dividend
03 Sep 2014
03 Oct 2014
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