Galliford Try announce 80% profit surge
Construction firm Galliford Try plc has announced significant 80% profit increases in the last year.
The housebuilder, which has bases in Middlesex, Newcastle upon Tyne, Chelmsford and Saltash, said pre-tax profits rose from £35.1m² to £63.1m.
Galliford Try said it has exceeded its objectives for a three year transformation plan, after it achieved substantial profit increases and ended the year with £23m net cash.
The company will use its success in 2011/12 to develop and expand the business, which it hopes to launch through a “disciplined growth strategy” and a “progressive sustainable dividend policy”.
Despite a challenging economic climate, Galliford Try said its construction order book remained strong, and a number of contract confirmations had supported the company.
Housebuilding completions for the company rose 40% compared with 2011, while margins rose to 11.8% from 8.1% the previous year.
Margins in the firm’s construction unit “remained robust” despite a 0.4% decrease from 2011, and this sector ended the year with a cash balance of £146m.
Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Galliford Try plc., commented: “Against a background of challenging and uncertain economic conditions I am very pleased to report that we have exceeded the objectives of our three year transformational housebuilding plan, delivering a substantial increase in profits and return on capital.
“In addition, we have maintained a high quality construction order book. We have a strong balance sheet and a disciplined growth strategy with a clear focus on improving margins that positions us well to deliver further profitable growth in the new financial year and beyond.”
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