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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Persimmon delivered a strong performance in the first half of 2019

Financial Headlines



Revenue in the six months to 30 June 2019

(2018: £1.836bn)



Profit before tax in the six months to 30 June 2019

 (2018: £516.3m)




Return on average capital employed at 30 June 2019

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

(2018: 41.7%)

235p per share

Capital Return Plan payments made in 2019

(2018: 235p per share)


Underlying new housing operating margin in the six months to 30 June 2019

(stated before goodwill impairment)

(2018: 29.7%)


Net cash at 30 June 2019

(2018: £1,154.6m)

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 reputation built on quality we sell most of our homes under this brand.



sales in 2018

Strategic Land


acres at 30 June 2019

Net Cash


at 30 June 2019

Operating businesses


as at January 2019