Taylor Wimpey reports post-referendum trading ‘normal’
Taylor Wimpey PLC release their half year results for the period ended 3 July 2016 today.
Pete Redfern, Chief Executive, commented: “We have delivered a strong operational and financial performance with continued growth in profitability, building over 6,000 new homes across the country during the first half of 2016.
One month on from the EU Referendum, current trading remains in line with normal seasonal patterns. Customer interest continues to be high, with a good level of visitors both to our developments and to our website. We are monitoring customer confidence closely across a number of metrics, including appointment bookings, and these continue to be solid. Whilst it is still too early to assess what the longer term impact from the Referendum result on the housing market may be, we are encouraged by the first month’s trading and by continued competitive lending from the mortgage providers as well as the positive commentary from Government and policymakers.
With a strong order book which has grown to over £2.2 billion as at 24 July, we are c.90% forward sold for 2016. We remain fully committed to the Dividend Policy we announced earlier this year which will deliver increased returns to shareholders.”
To read the half year results in full click here