Homes people want to buy

About Us

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

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 2017

Financial Headlines



Revenue in the six months to 30 June 2017

(2016: £1.49bn)



Profit before tax in the six months to 30 June 2017

(2016: £352.3m)




Return on average capital employed at 30 June 2017

(12 month rolling average before goodwill impairment)

(2016: 35.6%)


Capital Return Plan payments made in 2017

(2016: 110p)


Underlying operating margin in the six months to 30 June 2017

(before goodwill impairment)

(2016: 23.8%)


Net cash at 30 June 2017

(2016: £462.0m)

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 2016 we completed 15,171 home sales to customers.

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sales in 2016

Strategic Land


acres at 30 June 2017

Net Cash


at 30 June 2017



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