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Persimmon Posts Rise In H1 Profit


Persimmon PLC (OTC: PSMMY) reported a 57% rise in its first-half profit.

Persimmon's pretax profit for the period surged to 208.9 million pounds ($349.3 million), versus a year-ago profit of GBP132.9 million.

Its sales rose 33% to GBP1.2 billion.

Persimmon's net profit jumped to GBP163.2 million, versus a year-ago profit of GBP100.9 million.

The company sold 6,408 new homes, compared to 5,022 homes in the year-ago period, at an average price of GBP186,970. The company sold 28% more homes at 4.3% higher prices.

Persimmon also generated GBP122.0 million of free cash, compared to GBP74.5 million.

Persimmon's shares gained 1.32% to close at $44.47 yesterday.

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