CRH - August 2018

CRH's first-half turnover edged ahead by 0.8 per cent to EUR11,944m and EBITDA was up by 0.9 per cent to EUR1130m. The underlying trading profit eased by 2.5 per cent to EUR592m. After a net interest charge four per cent lower at EUR144m and a profit on disposals seven per cent higher at EUR46m, the pretax profit improved by 4.6 per cent to EUR497m. Following a EUR1083m profit from discontinued operations, the net attributable result rose from EUR372m to EUR1461m. Net debt at the end of June was around EUR8055m, compared with EUR6368m in the year-ago period.

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