Thursday, 24 November 2016

Research Reveals Scale Of Housing Developers' Profits

A new report from Sheffield Hallam University analysed the financial records of the nine biggest housebuilders between 2010-2015 and found startling results. The nine increased their housing output by 33 per cent from 2012-15. At the same time, revenue grew at more than twice this rate, increasing to 76 per cent, with profit before tax rising by a staggering 200 per cent in this period.  The research also showed that end of year profits for the biggest five firms increased from £372 million in 2010 to over £2 billion by 2015 - an increase of over 480 per cent. Furthermore, dividend payments to shareholders in 2015 by these firms amounted to 43% of yearly profits, raising questions about the levels of reinvestment in housing production taking place. Read more on Housingnet.

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