MAISONS FRANCE CONFORT : Turnover for 2010 at 443 ME, an increase of 12%

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Sustained sales dynamics Strong growth confirmed for 2011

Consolidated (¤m) - Unaudited 2010 2009 % Change
1st quarter 90.7 105.2 -13.8%
2nd quarter 113.1 109.1 +3.7%
3rd quarter 103.6 80.6 +28.5%
4th quarter 135.7 100.9 +34.5%
12-month sales 443.1 395.8 +12.0%

Objectives achieved

The Group consolidated Sales for the 2010 financial year was â 443.1m, or an increase of 12%, matching the stated objectives.

This growth includes the two acquisitions in the financial year (Maisons et Résidences Corbioli and Maisons Les Naturelles). For a constant scope, the 2010 turnover increased by +10 %.

Despite a 2010 fourth quarter disturbed by very bad weather in December, the Group achieved an excellent level of activity in the second half year (+32% and +28% for constant scope). This dynamism follows the increase in site starts noted since March 2010, which allowed an increase in the volume of current working sites at the end of December 2010.

Taking these performance levels into account, the Group profitability for the whole of 2010 will be, as expected, improved compared to the 1st half of 2010.

Strong increase in order intake

Order intake is very dynamic. It reached, cumulatively, 7,358 at the end of December 2010, an increase of 20.2% in number compared to 2009 (+16.9% at constant perimeter) and 26.7% in value (+22.7% at constant perimeter).

The change in average sale price remains favourable with a progressive return of second time buyers and an increase in LCB - Low Consumption Building sales.

Commercially, Maisons France Confort is benefiting from both its geographic network and the width of its offer, which coves all customer segments (first time buyers, second time buyers, elderly, investors...).

Strong growth assured for 2011

Due to these dynamic sales and the high increase in construction sites recorded in the latter part of 2010, Maisons France Confort has excellent visibility for the 2011 financial year.

The Group is therefore sure to record high organic growth with profitability returning to its normal level. Maisons France Confort will also draw full profit from:

A structurally buoyant market that benefits from the revision of government measures to encourage first time buyers (PTZ zero rate loans+ no resource condition), A well directed average sale price with the confirmed return of the second time buyer customer base and the progressive development of LCB - Low Consumption Buildings, A sector in a concentration phase where the Group is reasserting its combining role and should firm up quality external growth over the financial year for both the parent company and its subsidiaries, Strong commercial arrangements with both national and a dense regional presence and an innovative labelled (Maison BBC, Maisons Performances) range, New opportunities offered by the thermal renovation market through its participation in Rénovert with the opening of 7 sales points programmed for 2011.

Next press release: 2010 annual results, on 28 March 2011 after stock exchange closing.

Next meeting:

Presentation of 2010 results, on 29 March 2011 at 10:00 at the Hotel Lotti, 7 rue Castiglione, Paris 1er Annual General Meeting, on 20 May 2011 at 10:30

About Maisons France Confort:
Founded in 1919, Maisons France Confort is the oldest builder of single-family homes in France and the second largest builder of single-family homes on individual plots. The Group operates in 20 regions in France, with 280 sales offices and 47 model homes.

Staff size at 31 October 2010: 1,301 people.

Maisons France Confort is listed on the Euronext Paris - Compartment B.

ISIN Code: FR 0004159473 - Index: SBF 250, CAC Mid & Small 90

Commercial website: www.maisons-france-confort.com
Financial website: www.groupe-mfc.com

Next press release: 2010 annual results, on 28 March 2011 after stock exchange closing. Next meeting: Presentation of 2010 results, on 29 March 2011 at 10:00 at the Hotel Lotti, 7 rue Castiglione, Paris 1er Annual General Meeting, on 20 May 2011 at 10:30

Contacts:

MAISONS FRANCE CONFORT :
Patrick Vandromme
Chairman and Managing Director
Tel.: +33 (0)233 80 66 61
Email: pvandromme@maisonfc.fr

Jean-Christophe GODET
Finance & Administration Manager
Tel: +33 (0)233 80 66 61
Email: jc.godet@maisonfc.fr
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Amalia Naveira
Analyst/Investor/Press relations
Tel.: +33 (0)472 18 04 90
Email: anaveira@actus.fr
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