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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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Persimmon delivered a robust performance in the first half of 2018

Financial Headlines



Revenue for the six months to 30 June 2018

(2017: £1.75bn)



Profit before tax for the six months to 30 June 2018

 (2017: £457.4m)




Return on average capital employed at 30 June 2018

(12 month rolling average and stated before goodwill impairment)

(2017: 47.3%)

235p per share

Capital Return Plan payments made in 2018

(2017: 135p per share)


New housing operating margin for the six months to 30 June 2018

(stated before goodwill impairment)

(2017: 27.6%)


Net cash at 30 June 2018

(2017: £1,120.4m)

Our History

Our History

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

Our Brands

The Persimmon Group is one of the largest housebuilders in the UK. In 2017 we completed 16,043 home sales to customers.

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sales in 2017

Strategic Land


acres at 30 June 2018

Net Cash


at 30 June 2018



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