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Jewson doubles pre-tax profit

Builders’ merchants Jewson more than doubled pre-tax profit and improved revenue to £1.5bn in the year to December 31 2010.
Owned by Saint Gobain Building Distribution Limited, Jewson’s revenues rose to £1.55bn, from £1.48bn with operating profits at £30.4m up over 400% from a recorded loss of £8.3m for the previous year. Pre-tax profits were £99.5m – up from £44.5m, according to figures

The company statement said: “Despite the difficult market conditions, the company has shown resilience also achieving a like for like sales growth of 3.8% after excluding branches opened and closed during the year.”

The rise in operating profit was out down to cost-savings achieved across the business.

Among the actions taken to improve performance has been the integration of the CP Insulations from Saint-Gobain Building Distribution and the transfer of the Jewson International Timber Supplies division’s trade and net assets to Saint-Gobain.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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