Homes people want to buy

About Us

We are a national housebuilder with a local approach to building new homes.

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Corporate Profile

Persimmon was founded in 1972 and is today one of the UK's leading housebuilders.

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Putting customers before volume

Financial Headlines



Revenue for the year ended 31 December 2019

(2018: £3.74bn)



Profit before tax for the year ended 31 December 2019

 (2018: £1,091m)




Return on average capital employed at 31 December 2019

(12 month rolling average stated before goodwill impairment and includes land creditors)

(2018: 41.3%)

235p per share

Capital Return Plan payments made in 2019

(2018: 235p per share)


Underlying new housing operating margin 
for the year ended
31 December 2019

(stated before goodwill impairment)

(2018: 30.8%)


Cash at 31 December 2019

(2018: £1,048m)

Our History

Our History

Persimmon, one of the UK's leading housebuilders, was established by Life President, Duncan Davidson, in 1972.

Our Brands

Persimmon Homes is our core brand which delivers a range of traditional family housing throughout the UK in places where customers wish to live and work. With a focus on delivering value and quality for our customers, we sell most of our homes under this brand.



sales in 2019

Strategic Land


acres at 31 December 2019

Profit before tax


at 31 December 2019

Operating businesses


as at 31 December 2019