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Grafton Group

Current Price 732.50p Bid 731.00p Ask 732.50p Change -0.75%
Last Updated: 18/11/2018 06:00. 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 12,500 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 31/12/2017

Turnover
£2,715.83m
Operating Profit
£160.90m
Dividend Yield
2.20
Dividend Per Share
15.50
Dividend Cover
3.32
P/E Ratio
13.68

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
237,765,520
Market cap
£1,754.71m

Analyst Views (5)

Strong Buy
 
40.00%
Buy
 
20.00%
Hold
 
40.00%
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
732.50p
Bid Price
731.00p
Ask Price
732.50p
Volume
317600
Change Today
-5.50p
% Change Today
-0.75%
Open
737.50p
Previous Close
732.50p
Intraday High
737.50p
Intraday Low
722.50p
52 Week High
845.50p
52 Week Low
678.00p
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 MoneyAM

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 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 14 May 2018 | 12:45 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 14 May 2018 | 12:45 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 14 May 2018 | 12:45 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 14 May 2018 | 12:25 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 09 May 2018 | 11:10 Grafton Group FY outlook unchanged despite ongoing subdued demand in UK RMI market 09 May 2018 | 09:13 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 10 Apr 2018 | 14:00 Director Deals - Grafton Group PLC (GFTU) 10 Apr 2018 | 13:55 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 05 Mar 2018 | 12:10 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 05 Mar 2018 | 10:00 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 01 Mar 2018 | 13:10 Grafton profit, revenue up following strong performance across all segments 01 Mar 2018 | 09:48 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 20 Feb 2018 | 08:40 Grafton acquires Leyland for £82.4m 19 Feb 2018 | 07:46 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 02 Feb 2018 | 08:20 Grafton earnings to be ahead of forecasts 11 Jan 2018 | 09:35 Broker Forecast - Peel Hunt issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 06 Dec 2017 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Grafton Group PLC 27 Nov 2017 | 08:40

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Tangible Assets
504.4
461.7
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
646.1
610.8
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
35.6
38.4
Total Non-Current Assets
1,186.1
1,110.9
Inventory
328.5
292.7
Trade & Receivables
413.1
397.7
Cash & Receivables
253.7
205.9
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
5.1
8.4
Total Assets
2,186.4
2,015.5

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Short Term Liabilities
611.3
558.3
Long Term Liabilities
400.5
392.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
1,011.8
950.3

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Net Assets
1,174.6
1,065.2

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Share Capital
8.5
8.5
Minority Interests
0.0
3.1
Retained Earnings
858.1
751.8
Share Premium Account
212.2
210.3
Other Equity
95.9
91.5
Total Equity
1,174.6
1,065.2

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Cashflow from Operating Activities
186.1
145.4
Cashflow Before Financing
77.0
85.2
Increase / Decrease in Cash
45.1
-12.5

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Turnover
2,715.8
2,507.3
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
160.9
120.3
Pre-Tax Profit
154.5
114.3
Profit / Loss for the Year
127.8
93.1

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
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
H2 Dividend
12 Mar 2014
11 Apr 2014
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