CRH results - 12 key points

Shares in the building materials group rose by more than 3% after it delivered better-than-expected results for 2016

1st March, 2017
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CRH has reported a 69 per cent jump in full-year pre-tax profit to €1.74 billion as margins and returns rose in all of its divisions. The building materials group also announced it has agreed six disposals for around €400 million from its European division. Here are the key points in the 2016 results:

- Sales rose by 15 per cent to €27.1 billion as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EDITDA) increased by 41 per cent...

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