Grafton Group (GRF_u.L, GFTU LN)

  • 2019.8
  • 200.3
  • 81.8

    Closing Price (p): 1008.6

  • RATING 07/10/20

  • PREVIOUS RATING 21/05/20


Company Profile

Grafton is a leading building materials group specialising in distribution, with operations in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. Its principal activities are building distribution and DIY retailing. It also has a smaller manufacturing business in the UK and Ireland. Grafton enjoys strong national and regional market positions. It is, by some distance, the largest building distribution group in Ireland and is also comfortably the market leader in DIY retailing. In the UK, it operates the fast-growing Selco business which has a differentiated offering. Grafton has also established a market leading position in the technical building distribution category in the Netherlands. The group has a long-standing track record of consistently high levels of free cash flow generation, which it has deployed to undertake earnings accretive acquisitions.

Major Shareholders%
Ninety One Plc (Private Equity)9.5
Chadwick Michael8.6
Abrdn Alternative Invest. Ltd.5.7
GLG Partners LP5.1
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP4.3