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Share Price:
Up 239.00p
Change Today:
1.40p
Market Cap:
614.04m
Sector:
Household Goods & Home Construction

Crest Nicholson to start reopening sites on May 18

By Frank Prenesti

Date: Wednesday 13 May 2020

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - House builder Crest Nicholson said it would begin a phased restart of work on its sites from May 18 as the government's coronavirus lockdown measures eased.
The company on Wednesday said it had continued to take moderate numbers of new sales and have also been able to process legal completions since early April.

It added that at April 30 net debt was ?93.6m compared with ?68.3m a year earlier and the company had ?255.2m cash at bank.

Most firms in the sector have now announced a resumption of work having been forced to stop construction and shutter sales offices as the government imposed restrictions to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

AJ Bell investment director Russ Mould said the need to get Britain building again "is arguably pretty acute as even a short disruption could set back attempts to build enough new homes to meet demand over the long term".

"Several builders have started to resume activity on site, with Crest Nicholson today the latest to announce its plans to do so. Crest Nicholson is a bit behind the curve with some of its peers already having been back at work in some fashion for several weeks.

"Taylor Wimpey's update this morning feels like a further significant step towards some kind of normality as it announces plans to reopen sales offices and show homes. This move is accompanied by measures we may have to get increasingly used to in the coming months with pre-booked appointments, perspex screens and social distancing markers likely to be part of the new normal across a range of sectors.

"The next question will be whether people feel confident enough to buy and sell homes in the current uncertain environment. The fact several builders managed to complete transactions and take reservations through the lockdown suggests an impressive degree of resilience in the housing market."

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CRST Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 239.00p
Change Today 1.40p
52 Week High 519.00p
52 Week Low 164.50p
Volume 469,104
Shares Issued 256.92m
Market Cap 614.04m

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What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 5
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CRST Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div n/a 19-Sep-19
Paid n/a 04-Oct-19
Amount 0.000p 11.20p

Trades for 21-Oct-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 117,408 @ 239.00p
16:29 5 @ 239.20p
16:29 96 @ 239.60p
16:29 521 @ 239.40p
16:29 48 @ 239.20p

CRST Key Personnel

CEO Peter Truscott
COO Tom Nicholson