CRH plc, the global building materials group, issues the following Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2021.

Key Highlights
  • Positive first-half performance; sales 15% ahead of prior year
  • EBITDA 25% ahead; continued margin expansion in all Divisions
  • Record cash generation supporting further delivery of shareholder value
  • $1.1bn growth investments year-to-date; strong pipeline of opportunities
  • Increasing cash returns; interim dividend +4.5% & ongoing share buybacks
  • Market outlook improving; H2 EBITDA to be ahead of record prior year
Summary FinancialsH1 2021Change
Sales Revenue$14.0bn+15%
EBITDA Margin14.2%+120bps
Operating Cash Flow$1.6bn+55%
EPS ($ cent)100.1c+95%

Albert Manifold, Chief Executive, said today:

“I am pleased to report a good first half as the strength and resilience of our business model once again delivers superior performance for CRH. Our integrated and solutions-focused approach leaves us uniquely positioned for the changing needs of construction, while our continued strong cash generation provides us with the flexibility to invest in future growth opportunities for our business. Based on current trading conditions and the positive momentum that we see across our markets, we expect second-half Group EBITDA to be ahead of a record prior year.”

Announced Thursday, 26 August 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 a webcast and conference call at 8:30am BST, 26 August 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
Jim MinternFinance Director
Frank HeisterkampDirector of Capital Markets & ESG
Tom HolmesHead of Investor Relations