Barratt boosts building after strong demand

Barratt completed 17,243 homes in the year ending June 30th 2021, 36.8% ahead of last year and 3.4% below the 2019 level of 17,856. Announcing its annual results on Thursday 2nd September, Barratt said revenue reached £4,811.7 million in the year, 40.7% ahead of last year and pre-tax profit was £812.2 million, up 65.1%. Gross

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Barratt’s completion expectations rise

Since the start of the year Barratt has “performed well” with the business expecting to increase wholly owned completions to between 16,000 and 16,250 homes for its full year, a rise from recent expectations. During the period from January 1 to May 2 2021, the volume housebuilder delivered 4,481 total completions against the 3,504 of

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“Strong start” to 2021 for Persimmon

Persimmon has reported a “strong start” to the year, with its current forward sales 23% ahead of last year and 11% improved on the same point in 2019. Giving a trading update on the year to date, the volume housebuilder said its current forward sales position was £3 billion against 2020’s £2.4 billion. The average

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Vistry’s 2020 profit ahead of expectations

Vistry Group achieved an adjusted pre-tax profit ahead of expectations in 2020, with total completions for the year at 6,131. However, the firm reported that its Housebuilding business was particularly affected by Covid-19 in the first half. During the year ending December 31 2020, the business achieved an adjusted pre-tax profit of £143.9 million, ahead

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“Record” first half for Bellway

Bellway has seen “record” volumes in its first half, completing 5,656 new homes, an increase of 6.3% against HY 2020. Issuing a trading update for the six months to January 31 2021 ahead of its interim results announcement on March 24, the housebuilder said it had achieved an “excellent” first half, with housing revenue rising

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Excellent first half delivered by Barratt

Barratt Developments has delivered an “excellent” first half performance, it reported this month, with completions, revenue and profit up on HY 2019. The volume housebuilder’s total completions rose 9.2% to 9,077 homes during the six months to December 31 2020 against the equivalent period the previous year. Its revenue increased 10.1% to £2,494.7 million, with

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16.6% drop for Berkeley

Berkeley’s pre-tax profit fell 16.6% during its first half year it reported last week. During the six months to October 31 2020, the housebuilder’s pre-tax profit dropped to £230.8 million from HY 2019’s £276.7 million. With the impact of Covid-19 permeating the period, Berkeley’s home sales dropped from last year’s 1,389 to 1,104. Their average

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Profit on track for Vistry

Vistry Group is on track to deliver a full year pre-tax profit at the top end of its expected range of £130 million to £140 million it reported in the latest trading update. The group said that during the period from July 1 to November 11 2020, its homes demand had remained “consistently strong” at

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Persimmon “performs robustly”

Persimmon continues to perform strongly despite the challenges of Covid-19 and has today (November 10) reported it is set to achieve a “good result” for 2020. During the period from July 1 to November 9 2020, the volume housebuilder’s average private weekly sales rate per site was 38% ahead of 2019. Persimmon said that stable selling

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“Strong trading” for Redrow

Redrow has seen “strong trading” since the start of its financial year with reservation values and homes turnover up on the equivalent period last year. During the 18 weeks to October 30 2020, the housebuilder said its homes turnover climbed 48% against last year to £657 million. The value of its net private reservations rose

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