VM MATERIAUX : 1st half-year turnover 2007: +17.2%

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Consolidated turnover - ¤ millions

2007

2006

Var. (%)

1st half-year

141.2

116.8

+20.9%

2nd half-year

156.9

137.5

+14.1%

Total 1st half-year

298.1

254.3

+ 17.2 %

The consolidated turnover for the first half-year 2007 reached ¤298.1 million, up 17.2% (+7.4% like for like), compared to the first half-year 2006.

This growth was generated by the Group's three activities:

  • The Materials Trading activity accounted for ¤239 million, up 12.8% (+5.5% like for like),
  • The Concrete activity grew by 12.9% to ¤22.6 million (+8.9% like for like),
  • The Industrial Joinery activity continued its rapid growth (+53.3%) to ¤44.6 million (+20.7% like for like).

In the second quarter 2007, growth reached 14.1% compared to the same period last year (+4.1% like for like). This evolution was due to two less working days compared with the second quarter 2006, bad weather in May and June, as well as a slight drop in the number of housing construction projects.

Overall, the Group is ahead of its end-of-year objective that aimed for growth of 16.1%.

Next press release: 1st half-year 2007 results, 31 August 2007.


About VM Matériaux

VM Matériaux works in the Building industry, centred on three areas of business:

  • Building material trading (74% of turnover managed): distribution of materials for the building and public works sector, with a network of 89 specialised agencies, offering locally-based advice to industry professionals and DIY customers;
  • the Concrete industry (13%): industrial pre-cast and ready-mix concrete;
  • Industrial joinery (13%): a full range of fittings for outside use (PVC, aluminium or wooden windows, roller shutters, front doors) and industrial frames.

The Group was originally based in the Vendée region but is now multi-regional. It employs 2,270 people and is developing its business over Western France and in the overseas departments. The Group achieved a turnover of 503.7 M¤ in 2006.

VM Matériaux is quoted on Eurolist, Compartment B.
Index: SBF 250, CAC Mid & Small 190
Codes: ISIN FR0000066540, Reuters VMMP.NT, Bloomberg VMM.FP, Mnémo: VMMA

Find all our financial communication at www.vm-materiaux.fr


Your contacts

VM Matériaux ACTUS
Philippe AUDUREAU, Chairman of the board of directors
Alain MARION, Financial and General Manager
Tel : +33 (0)251 08 08 08
vm@vm-materiaux.fr
Nathalie Boumendil
Investor/Analyst Relations
Agnès VILLERET Press Relations
Tel : +33 (0)153 67 36 36
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