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 2018

Financial Headlines



Revenue for the year ended 31 December 2018

(2017: £3.60bn)



Profit before tax for the year ended 31 December 2018

 (2017: £966.1m)




Return on average capital employed at 31 December 2018

(12 month rolling average and stated before goodwill impairment)

(2017: 51.5%)

235p per share

Capital Return Plan payments made in 2018

(2017: 135p per share)


New housing operating margin for the year ended 31 December 2018

(stated before goodwill impairment)

(2017: 28.2%)


Net cash at 31 December 2018

(2017: £1.303bn)

Our History

Our History

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

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sales in 2018

Strategic Land


acres at 31 December 2018

Net Cash


at 31 December 2018

Operating businesses


as at January 2019