Howden Joinery

Another big upgrade to 2020 profit expectations

  • Sectors : Builders Merchants
  • Companies : Howden Joinery

Ratings and price correct at time of issue.

  • Howden Joinery

    Closing Price: 694p

  • RATING 26/09/19

  • PREVIOUS RATING 29/01/15



The consensus 2020 pre-tax profit forecast for Howdens was below £140m as recently as early December. However, following another upgrade to guidance, Howdens is now expecting pre-tax profit for the year of around £185m. This is some 11% above its December guidance. It confirms the group enjoyed an exceptional H2 and highlights that the first half of last year (when it was loss making) was very much a blip. Our lingering concern remains valuation, with Howdens trading on over 20x forward earnings.

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Jan 13 2021, 08:00 GMT