CRH plc, the global building materials group, issues Full Year Results for the year ended 31 December 2020.

Key Highlights
  • Robust performance in a challenging environment
  • Further EBITDA and margin improvement despite lower activity levels
  • Continued strong cash generation underpinning financial strength and flexibility
  • Net debt/EBITDA of 1.3x, lowest level in over 10 years
  • Strong acquisition pipeline; significant opportunities for future value creation
  • Full-year dividend per share up 25% to 115.0c; 37 years of dividend delivery
  • Recommencing share buyback programme with further tranche of $0.3bn
Summary Financials2020LFL
Sales Revenue$27.6bn-2%
EBITDA Margin16.8%+120bps
Operating Cash Flow$3.9bn+1%

Albert Manifold, Chief Executive, said today:

"Our 2020 performance is testament to the commitment of our people and the strength and resilience of our business model. Through the repositioning of our business in recent years and our relentless focus on continuous business improvement, we have delivered record levels of profitability, margins and cash generation. Although the near-term outlook remains uncertain, our unique portfolio of businesses together with the strength of our balance sheet leaves us well positioned to capitalise on the growth opportunities that lie ahead."

Announced Thursday, 4 March 2021


Further information, including cautionary statements in order to utilise the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to forward-looking statements is set out in the full release linked below.

CRH will host an analysts' conference call and webcast presentation at 14:00 GMT on Thursday, 4 March 2021, to discuss this announcement. Registration details can be found on the Investor section of the website.

Contact CRH at Dublin 404 1000 (+353 1 404 1000)
Albert ManifoldChief Executive
Senan MurphyFinance Director
Frank HeisterkampDirector of Capital Markets & ESG
Tom HolmesHead of Investor Relations