CRH - March 2016
CRH's turnover rose by 25 per cent in 2015 to EUR23,635m while EBITDA advanced by 35.2 per cent to EUR22,198m. The trading profit increased by 39.3 per cent to EUR1277m. The net interest charge rose by 19.9 per cent to EUR295m and there was a EUR101m gain on disposals, compared with EUR77m in 2014, which led to a pretax profit 35.7 per cent higher at EUR1031m. The net attributable profit was 24.4 per cent ahead at EUR724m. Net debt at the end of December was 57.3 per cent higher at EUR9193m and the gearing level rose from 57.3 per cent to 70.6 per cent, as shareholder's funds advanced by 32.8 per cent to EUR13,015m.