Morgan Sindall Group plc, the construction and regeneration group, has announced its half year results today (2 August 2016).
The Group has delivered strong profit growth in the first half of this year with operating profit before amortisation and exceptional operating items up 17% to £18.2 million (HY 2015: £15.5 million) on revenue of £1,148 million (HY 2015: £1,152 million). The Group reports an order book of £3,148 million, an 11% increase from £2,826 million, supported by a £3.2 billion pipeline of regeneration schemes, up 1% on the previous year end position. Adjusted earnings per share saw a 22% rise for the period to 29.8p (HY 2015: 24.5p). The interim dividend has been increased by 8% to 13p per share (HY 2015: 12.0p) with the Group on track to deliver a full year result slightly above previous expectations.
“The Group has delivered strong profit growth in the first half, with an improved cash position and lower average net debt across the period. All divisions have contributed, demonstrating the strategic and operational progress made across the Group over the last few years,” says Chief Executive, John Morgan.
“The EU Referendum result has introduced some uncertainty into the markets in which we operate and it’s still too early to determine what the potential impact on the Group will be in the medium and longer term. For the current year, however, based upon current trading patterns, our high quality secured order book and the visible pipeline of opportunities, the Group is on track to deliver a full year result slightly above its previous expectations.”