CRH increases nine-month earnings as sales fall

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Ireland: CRH recorded earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of US$3.40bn in the first nine months of 2020, up by 2% year-on-year on a like-for-like basis from the corresponding period of 2019. The company said that it now expects full-year EBITDA in 2020 to exceed 2019 levels on a like-for-like basis at over US$4.40bn. Sales fell by 3% to US$20.6b but group added that it had “continued strong cash generation.”

Chief executive officer (CEO) Albert Manifold said, “Markets continue to be impacted by the global pandemic and, while we have seen some lower activity levels, I am pleased to report further improvement in trading performance, with an advance in both profitability and margins. The outlook for the coming months remains uncertain and visibility is limited, however I am confident that we are well positioned for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Last modified on 04 December 2020

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