Persimmon continued to perform strongly in 2016

Persimmon plc announced yesterday their Final Results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

A rise in underlying profit of nearly a quarter and growing sales for 2016 were the highlights to the announcement, their focus on disciplined high quality growth delivers excellent full year performance.

Nicholas Wrigley, Group Chairman, said: “Persimmon continued to perform strongly in 2016, meeting market demand with increased output and delivering disciplined high quality growth.

 “The Group has now completed the first five years of its long term strategy which remains focused on growing Persimmon into a stronger, larger business while maintaining capital discipline and robust free cash generation.  The strength of the Group’s operating model is demonstrated by our ability to grow completion volumes by more than 60% and investing c. £2.6bn of cash in land through this period while simultaneously returning over £1.0bn of excess capital to shareholders.  

 “Customer activity in the early weeks of the 2017 spring season has been encouraging. The further increase in the Capital Return Plan demonstrates the Board’s confidence in the Group’s prospects.”

Read the Persimmon plc Final Results announcement in full click here.

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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