bellway plc-unsponsored adr (BLWYY) Key Developments
Bellway plc Announces Trading Update for the Six Months Ended January 31, 2015
Feb 10 15
Bellway plc announced trading update for the six months ended January 31, 2015. The group has completed the sale of 3,754 homes (2014 - 3,245 homes), an increase of 15.7% compared with the same period last year. As previously reported, the Board expects that the rate of volume growth will be more heavily weighted to the first half of the current financial year. The growth in volume in the north of the country was particularly strong, with the group completing the sale of 1,822 homes (2014 - 1,474 homes) across its seven northern divisions. This represents an increase of 23.6% compared to last year, with significant land investment resulting in a strong performance in Scotland and the North East, where its divisions completed the sale of 327 and 431 homes respectively. The group's southern divisions also performed well, completing the sale of 1,932 homes (2014 - 1,771), a rise of 9.1% compared with last year and demand for its homes in London remains strong. The average selling price of homes sold has risen by 3% to around £219,000 (2014 - £212,071) and the average selling price of private homes sold has risen by 7% to around £240,000. The improvement has been driven by the strong pricing environment and greater investment in primary locations over recent years. Whilst the pricing environment remains favourable, the rate of house price growth has moderated, particularly in and around London, resulting in only modest but sustainable pricing improvements on certain sites. Housing revenue has risen by approximately 19% to over £820 million (2014 - £688.2 million) and the operating margin for the first half of the year is expected to approach 20% (2014 - 15.6%).
Bellway plc Plans to Open Sixteenth Operating Division in the Second Half of 2015
Feb 10 15
Bellway plc is planning to open a sixteenth operating division in the second half of the financial year 2015.
Bellway plc Recommends Final Dividend, Payable on January 14, 2015
Dec 12 14
Bellway plc recommended final dividend of 36.0 pence per ordinary share, if approved at AGM, will be paid to shareholders on 14 January 2015. This will bring the total dividend for the year ended 31 July 2014 to 52.0 pence, an increase of 73.3% and this represents a continuation of the group's policy of paying a regular and progressive dividend to its shareholders, balanced with ongoing capital growth.
Bellway plc to Report First Half, 2015 Sales/Trading Statement Results on Feb 10, 2015
Dec 12 14
Bellway plc announced that they will report first half, 2015 sales/trading statement results on Feb 10, 2015
Bellway plc Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014
Dec 12 14
Bellway plc provided earnings guidance for the year 2014. For the year, the company should be able to deliver significant earnings growth and ongoing improvements in return on capital in the year ahead. The operating margin is expected to be around 20% for the current financial year.