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

£1.754bn

-4.5%

Revenue in the six months to 30 June 2019

(2018: £1.836bn)

£509.3m

-1.36%

Profit before tax in the six months to 30 June 2019

 (2018: £516.3m)

 

40.5%

-2.88%

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)

31.0%

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

(stated before goodwill impairment)

(2018: 29.7%)

£832.8m

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

16,449

sales in 2018

Strategic Land

c.15,950

acres at 30 June 2019

Net Cash

£832.8m

at 30 June 2019

Operating businesses

31

as at January 2019