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Travis Perkins: well placed for renewed expansion

Builders merchant-to-DIY group Travis Perkins has unveiled improved results across its businesses. Excluding an exceptional property gain, the company's operating margin rose from 9.8% to 10.1%, an impressive achievement in a tough market. Having completed the consolidation of DIY operator Wickes and with market conditions improving, Travis Perkins is now well placed to accelerate expansion.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Mar 2007
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Travis Perkins: impressive figures provide platform for growth

Just a week after Kingfisher reported lackluster quarterly figures, UK building materials group Travis Perkins has delivered an extremely upbeat set of first-half results. With double digit uplifts in both sales and operating profits, and like-for-like growth at its highest rate since 1993, the company is keen to expand its scale further and looks set to be successful in doing so.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2007
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Travis Perkins: taking advantage of adversity

In contrast to the gloom engulfing many of Britain's retailers, builders' merchant to DIY group Travis Perkins has reported healthy preliminary results for 2007, with revenues up by 11.9% to GBP3.2 billion and an increased operating profit. Looking ahead, the company is keen to use its financial strength to take advantage of acquisition opportunities, despite concerns about weak consumer demand.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2008
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Wolseley hit hard by building industry downturn

Third quarter results from Wolseley, the world's largest supplier of plumbing and heating products, has revealed continued weak trading, with pre-tax profits for the nine months to April 30 down 30% year-on-year. Wolseley's dependence on the highly cyclical building sector means that there is little that it can do to boost sales growth, while its huge debts make cost cutting the top priority.

Published By Datamonitor
23 May 2008

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