VM MATERIAUX : 2007 Turnover: up 18.4% - Objectives exceeded

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IFRS - ¤m
Consolidated Turnover
2007 2006 Var. % Var. %
at constant scope
Materials trading 480.3 419.5 + 14.5% + 6.5%
Concrete industry 47.0 39.3 + 19.6% + 14.8%
Industrial joinery 86.1 58.0 + 48.5% + 16.6%
Holding 19.4 17.1 + 13.5% + 13.5 %
Intersector trade elimination -36.2 -30.1 + 20.4% + 13.7%
TOTAL 596.5 503.7 + 18.4% + 8.1 %

For the 4th quarter of 2007, VM Matériaux reported a turnover of ¤157 million, up 17.6% compared to the 4th quarter of 2006 (up 7.2% like-for-like), despite two less working days and a slight fall in new construction projects. Total turnover for the year 2007 increased to ¤596.5 million, up 18.4 % compared to the year 2006 (up 8.1 % like-for-like) and exceeded the objective which had been revised upwards (¤590 million).

This growth is based on excellent performance across the Group and on a development strategy balanced between internal investment and external growth.

Next press release  Annual Results, on 17 March 2008, after stock exchange.


ABOUT VM MATÉRIAUX

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

  • Building material trading (78% of turnover managed): distribution of materials for the building and public works sector, with a network of 112 specialised agencies (incl. 19 overseas), offering locally-based advice to industry professionals and DIY customers;
  • the Concrete industry (8%): industrial pre-cast and ready-mix concrete;
  • Industrial joinery (14%): 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 2.600 people and is developing its business over Western France and in the overseas departments. The Group achieved a turnover of ¤596.5 mn in 2007.


VM Matériaux is quoted on Euronext Paris, Compartment B. Index: SBF 250, CAC Mid & Small 190

Codes: ISIN FR0000066540, Reuters VMMP.NT, Bloomberg VMM.FP, Mnemonic: VMMA

Contacts

VM MATERIAUX ACTUS FINANCE & COMMUNICATION
Philippe AUDUREAU - Chairman of the board of directors Nathalie BOUMENDIL
Analysts/Investors relations
Tel.: +33 (0)153 67 35 74 - Email: nboumendil@actus.fr
Alain MARION - Financial and General Manager
Tel.: +33 (0)251 08 08 08 - Email: vm@vm-materiaux.fr
Eva DAVEAU - Group Communication Manager
Tel.: +33 (0)251 08 08 08 - Email: edaveau@vm-materiaux.fr
Coralie Vogt
 Press Relations
Tel.: +33 (0)153 67 35 79 - Email: cvogt@actus.fr

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