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Thursday 17 February, 2011

Redrow PLC

Half Yearly Report

RNS Number : 3725B
Redrow PLC
17 February 2011
 



 

 

Thursday February 17 2011

 

 

Redrow plc

 

Interim results for the six months to 31 December 2010

 

 

Financial Results

 


H1 2011

H1 2010

Revenue

£216.1m

£187.2m

Operating Profit/(Loss)

£12.1m

(£1.6m)

Operating Margin

5.6%

N/A

Profit/(Loss) before tax

£8.5m

(£8.7m)

Legal Completions (homes)

1,312

1,266

Private Average Selling Price

£170,500

£147,300

Net Debt

£51.5m

£49.3m

Gearing

12%

11%

NAV per share

£1.43

£1.41

 

 

Financial highlights

 

·       Revenues up 15% to £216.1m (2010: £187.2m), against backdrop of difficult market conditions

·       Average private selling prices up 16% to £170,500 (2010: £147,300)

·       Gross margin increased to 13.4% (2010: 7.2%) as a result of both volumes and average selling  prices increasing

·       Operating profit of £12.1m representing an operating margin of 5.6% (2010: loss of £1.6m)

·       Profit before tax of £8.5m (2010: loss of £8.7m)

·       Net debt Dec 2010 £51.5m (Dec 2009: £49.3m), gearing 12% (Dec 2009: 11%)

·       Current trading in line with expectations

·       No dividend declared for first half in line with stated policy

 

Operational highlights

 

·       New Heritage Collection proving to be a great success

·       Average New Heritage Collection private selling price of £196,000, 7% higher than equivalent homes in the previous 
 Signature range

·       New Heritage Collection 30% of private sales revenue in H1; collection now features on 50% of  developments, due to 
 rise to around 70% by June 2011.

·       Half year landbank of 13,140  plots (June 2010: 13,170)

 

Steve Morgan, Chairman of Redrow, said:

 

"Redrow continued to make good progress in the first half of the financial year, against the backdrop of a housing market overshadowed by economic uncertainties, tax rises and government cutbacks.

 

"In spite of the challenging conditions, Redrow's decision to return to our traditional values with the introduction of the New Heritage Collection proved to be a great success for the business. Redrow has been transformed over the last two years.  The New Heritage Collection is proving to be an aspirational product for our customers and it has undoubtedly played a major part in repositioning the Redrow brand and lifting the Group's margins. 

 

"While it is still too early to call the spring market the second half has started encouragingly with reservations during the first 6 weeks comfortably ahead of the same period last year.  These figures must be treated with a degree of caution however as they undoubtedly include some "catch up" from the December freeze.  Looking ahead, house prices have been stable for some considerable time now and we do not share the pessimism of some commentators that there will be a major fall in house prices during the coming year. 

 

"Given the improved quality of our land bank, the roll out of the New Heritage Collection and the unquestionable housing shortage, I feel that Redrow is in good shape to continue to make progress."

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Redrow plc

 

Steve Morgan, Chairman                                               01244 527411

Barbara Richmond, Group Finance Director                    01244 527411

 

Tulchan Communications

 

Susanna Voyle/Lucy Legh                                             020 7353 4200

 

 

There will be an analyst and investor meeting at 9.00 am at Merrill Lynch, 2 King Edward Street, London, EC1A 1HQ, The Auditorium.  Coffee will be served from 8.45 am.

 

A live audio webcast and slide presentation of this event will be available at 9.00am on www.redrow.co.uk.  Participants can also dial in to hear the presentation live at 9.00 am on

+44 (0) 20 3140 0722 or UK Toll Free 0800 368 1916.

 

Playback will be available by phone until 3 March 2011 on the following dial-in numbers:

 

+44 (0) 20 3140 0698

UK Toll Free 0800 368 1890

US Toll Free +1 877 846 3918

Conference Reference: 376149#

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

 

I am pleased to report that in the first half of the financial year Redrow continued to make good progress.

 

The housing market during the second half of 2010 was overshadowed by economic uncertainty, tax rises and Government cutbacks.  Yet, in spite of the challenging conditions, Redrow's decision to return to our traditional values with the introduction of the New Heritage Collection proved to be a great success for the business.

 

For the first six months to December 31st 2010, revenues improved by 15% to £216.1m (2009: £187.2m), mainly due to a 16% increase in the average selling price of our private homes to £170,500.  When social housing revenues are included, the average selling price increased by 13% to £163,700.  The number of legal completions increased by 3.6% over the same period to 1,312.

 

On the back of increased revenue and selling prices, gross margin rose from 7.2% to 13.4%.  Operating profit for the first six months was £12.1m compared to a £1.6m loss in the first half of the previous year, producing an operating margin of 5.6%.

 

Interest expenses reduced by almost 50% to £3.6m (2009: £7.1m) resulting in a pre tax profit for the six month period of £8.5m, compared to a loss of £8.7m in the first half of last year.

 

No dividend has been declared for the first half in line with the Board's stated policy of only paying a dividend once the Group has an appropriate level of earnings cover and taking into account the need to invest in land for future development.

 

Market and New Heritage

 

The housing market was particularly challenging during the second half of 2010. Redrow, however, has continued to make progress on the back of the launch of  the New Heritage Collection. With its high levels of quality, design and specification, demand for New Heritage has been strong.  Overall, during the first half reservation rates reduced to 0.47 per sales outlet per week, compared to 0.55 during the same period last year.  However this figure was distorted by the negative impact of the severe weather conditions experienced across the country towards the end of November and throughout December. 

 

The impact of the New Heritage Collection is being increasingly felt in the Group's performance.  In the first half New Heritage homes accounted for 30% of the Group's turnover and 34% of private reservations.  The average selling price for the Collection was £196,000, around 7% higher than equivalent size homes in the previous Signature range.  With new sites being launched on a regular basis, New Heritage features on 50% of our developments at the time of writing and should rise to around 70% of our total outlets by June 2011.

 

Opening new outlets remains a key objective, with 28 mainly New Heritage Collection sites due to open in the second half of the year.  After forecast closures this will increase our total number of active outlets to 90 by the June year end.

 

Mortgages

 

The switch to New Heritage means Redrow is increasingly focussed on middle market homes, with less emphasis on the first-time buyer market.  However we remain concerned about the impact on the market as a whole of the historically low turnover in first-time buyer housing transactions.  There are many more would-be middle market purchasers who are unable to proceed due to the lack of first time buyers in the housing chain. 

 

The unprecedented low turnover in first time buyer housing transactions is primarily caused by the chronic shortage of affordable high-loan-to-value mortgage products in the market.  Nobody wants to see the return of the irresponsible lending of a few years ago.  Nevertheless 90%+ mortgages, which previous generations of first-time buyers were able to take for granted, are now prohibitive on the grounds of both availability and cost.  With only six lenders covering around 90% of the total mortgage market there is an overwhelming need for increased competition.

 

House building is capable of providing a huge stimulus to the UK economy, with five British jobs being created for every new home built.  In these times of huge economic uncertainty there are considerable gains to be had by resolving the mortgage crisis. An increase in turnover of housing transactions to more normal levels would generate significant revenues for the Government, reduce unemployment and enable the home building industry to start making inroads into the UK's chronic housing shortage.

 

Land and Planning

 

During a period of uncertainty in the planning system we have been pleased with Local Authorities' response to the New Heritage Collection and we have made good progress on obtaining planning permissions on those sites where the principle of development has been previously agreed.

 

1,452 new plots have been secured during the first half, which, after legal completions, land sales and replans, has resulted in a current land bank of 13,140 plots, broadly similar in number terms to June 2010.  Although the number of plots in the current land bank has remained stable, the quality of the land bank has increased significantly as new land has been purchased, in the main, for New Heritage. 

 

A new regional office in Central London has been established, with the intention of concentrating on prime London opportunities.  I am pleased to report that we have secured our first three sites, with a total of 244 plots, which, when completed, will have a development value of approximately £150 million.

 

Average selling prices across the new sites will be significantly ahead of the plots that have been sold.  Excluding London, the average plot cost is now £38,000 (June 2010: £34,000).  When London sites are included the average plot cost increases to £43,000.

 

Harrow Estates is now fully integrated into the Group.  The five sites acquired at the time of the takeover are all contributing to the various Redrow regions.  Planning permission has been obtained at the large former chemical site at Cambridge and remediation of the site is well under way.  Two further brownfield sites in Leeds and the Cotswolds are at the advanced stage of planning, albeit planning negotiations are proving difficult.  The Harrow team is currently progressing a number of opportunities and has disposed of one office building during the period.

 

Although we have long been critical of the unwieldy and grossly bureaucratic old planning system, we still have major concerns as regards the Coalition Government's Localism Agenda.  In our experience, many local authorities are using Localism as an excuse to substantially reduce housing numbers and slow down the planning process even further.

 

The Government contends that the New Homes Bonus will prove to be the catalyst to encourage Local Authorities to speed up the planning process and to approve more new homes.  Unfortunately our experience on the ground does not support  that view.  Instead we are increasingly being met by a reduction in planned numbers for new homes and grossly unrealistic expectations of what we are expected to deliver in the way of planning gain. 

 

We remain in uncertain times and, due to a combination of affordable first time buyer mortgages and planning uncertainty, the house building industry is being prevented from providing the stimulus to the economy that it should be delivering.

 

Outlook

 

Redrow has been transformed over the last two years.  The New Heritage Collection is proving to be an aspirational product for our customers and it has undoubtedly played a major part in repositioning the Redrow brand and lifting the Group's margins. 

 

By the June year end we will have worked our way through all bar the last handful of our old Debut and In the City product, which has been holding back the Group's average selling price.

 

House prices have been stable for some considerable time now and we do not share the pessimism of some commentators that there will be a major fall in house prices during the coming year. 

 

While it is still too early to call the spring market the second half has started encouragingly.  Reservations in the first six weeks are comfortably ahead of the same period last year, averaging 0.65 sales per outlet per week.  These figures must be treated with a degree of caution however as they undoubtedly include some "catch up" from the December freeze.  Nevertheless it is also encouraging to note that visitor levels are the highest recorded during the same period for several years.

 

Given the improved quality of our land bank, the roll out of the New Heritage Collection and the unquestionable housing shortage, I feel that Redrow is in good shape to continue to make progress.

 

Steve Morgan

Chairman

 

Consolidated Income Statement (Unaudited)

 




12 months



    6 months ended

ended



      31 December

30 June



2010

2009 

2010







Note

£m 

£m 

£m 

Revenue


216.1 

187.2 

396.9 

Cost of sales


(187.1)

(173.7)

(355.2)

Gross profit


29.0 

13.5 

41.7 






Administrative expenses


(16.9)

(15.1)

(29.0)

Operating profit/(loss) before financing costs


12.1 

(1.6)

12.7 






Financial income


0.2 

0.9 

1.8 

Financial expenses


(3.8)

(8.0)

(13.8)

Net financing costs


(3.6)

(7.1)

(12.0)






Profit/(loss) before tax


8.5 

(8.7)

0.7 






Income tax (charge)/credit

2

(5.0)

2.4 

(0.2)

Profit/(loss) for the period


3.5 

(6.3)

0.5 

Profit/(loss) per share from      -  basic

4

1.1p

(2.6)p

0.2p

continuing operations               -  diluted

4

1.1p

(2.6)p

0.2p

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)




12 months



    6 months ended

ended



      31 December

30 June



2010

2009 

2010







Note

£m 

£m 

£m 

Profit/(loss) for the period


3.5 

(6.3)

0.5 






Other comprehensive income





Actuarial gains/(losses) on the defined benefit pension

5

2.9 

(5.0)

(7.3)

scheme





Deferred tax on actuarial gains/(losses) taken directly to


(0.8)

1.4 

2.1 

equity





Effective portion of changes in fair value of interest rate


0.9 

0.7 

1.8 

cash flow hedges





Deferred tax on change in fair value of interest rate


(0.3)

(0.2)

(0.5)

cash flow hedges





Other comprehensive income/(expense) for the period


2.7 

(3.1)

(3.9)

net of tax





Total comprehensive income/(expense) for the period


6.2 

(9.4)

(3.4)

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)



 As at

            As at



  31 December

        30 June








           2010

           2009

       2010


Note

              £m

              £m

           £m

Assets





Intangible assets


1.9 

1.8 

1.8 

Plant, property and equipment

6

14.5 

14.0 

14.6 

Investments


2.2 

2.2 

2.2 

Deferred tax assets


71.2 

79.5 

77.2 

Trade and other receivables


9.3 

8.3 

7.4 

Total non-current assets


99.1 

105.8 

103.2 






Non-current assets available for sale

6

1.4 

2.7 

2.3 

Inventories

7

577.9 

533.3 

539.7 

Trade and other receivables


3.9 

6.9 

12.2 

Cash and cash equivalents

9

14.3 

21.8 

21.9 

Total current assets


597.5 

564.7 

576.1 






Total assets


696.6 

670.5 

679.3 






Equity





Issued capital

11

30.9 

30.9 

30.9 

Share premium


58.7 

58.7 

58.7 

Hedge reserve


(0.2)

(1.6)

(0.8)

Other reserves


7.9 

7.9 

7.9 

Retained earnings


345.0 

338.5 

339.2 

Total equity


442.3 

434.4 

435.9 






Liabilities





Bank loans

9

62.5 

61.1 

50.0 

Trade and other payables

8

10.7 

20.6 

17.1 

Deferred tax liabilities


0.6 

0.6 

0.6 

Retirement benefit obligations

5

1.5 

2.1 

4.4 

Derivative financial instruments


0.1 

Long-term provisions


8.5 

9.2 

8.7 

Total non-current liabilities


83.8 

93.7 

80.8 






Bank overdrafts and loans

9

3.3 

10.0 

19.0 

Trade and other payables

8

162.5 

126.4 

138.6 

Derivative financial instruments


0.3 

2.1 

1.1 

Current income tax liabilities


4.4 

3.9 

3.9 

Total current liabilities


170.5 

142.4 

162.6 






Total liabilities


254.3 

236.1 

243.4 






Total equity and liabilities


696.6 

670.5 

679.3 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity (Unaudited)

 



Share





Share

premium

Hedge

Other

Retained


capital

account

reserve

reserves

earnings


£m

£m

£m

£m

£m







At 1 July 2009

16.0

58.7

(2.1) 

7.9

213.0 







Total comprehensive income/(expense) for the

-

-

0.5 

-

(9.9)

period






Net proceeds from shares issued

14.9

-

-

135.4

At 31 December 2009

30.9

58.7

(1.6)

7.9

338.5







At 1 July 2009

16.0

58.7

(2.1) 

7.9

213.0 







Total comprehensive income/(expense) for the

-

-

1.3 

-

(4.7)

period






Share based payments

-

-

-  

-

0.2 

Movement in LTSIP/SAYE

-

-

-  

-

(4.7)

Net proceeds from shares issued

14.9

-

-

135.4 

At 30 June 2010

30.9

58.7

(0.8)

7.9

339.2 







At 1 July 2010

30.9

58.7

(0.8)

7.9

339.2 







Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

0.6 

-

5.6 

Movement in LTSIP/SAYE

-

-

-

0.2 

At 31 December 2010

30.9

58.7

(0.2)

7.9

345.0 

 

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement (Unaudited)




            12 months



               6 months ended

            ended



                 31 December

            30 June








       2010

          2009

              2010


Note

          £m

            £m

                 £m

Cash flow from operating activities





Operating profit/(loss) before financing costs


12.1 

(1.6)

12.7 

Depreciation and amortisation


0.6 

0.6 

1.4 

Adjustment for non-cash items


2.0 

(6.1)

(8.3)

Operating profit/(loss) before changes in


14.7 

(7.1)

5.8 

working capital and provisions










Decrease in trade and other receivables


6.3 

5.6 

2.0 

(Increase)/decrease in inventories


(38.2)

47.0 

40.0 

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables


18.7 

(13.9)

(4.8)

(Decrease)/increase in employee benefits  


(3.1)

5.2 

7.0 

and provisions





Cash (outflow)/inflow generated from


(1.6)

36.8 

50.0 

operations










Interest paid


(3.3)

(6.7)

(9.8)

Tax received


0.5 

Net cash (outflow)/inflow from operating


(4.4)

30.1 

40.2 

activities










Cash flows from investing activities





Acquisition of business


            - 

            (15.0)

(15.0)

Acquisition of plant, property and equipment

6

(0.6)

(0.1)

(1.4)

Proceeds from sale of plant, property and equipment            6

0.6 

1.4 

1.4 

Net cash inflow/(outflow) from investing





activities


            - 

            (13.7)

(15.0)






Cash flows from financing activities





Issue of bank borrowings


65.0 

62.5 

50.0 

Repayment of bank borrowings


(50.0)

(218.0)

(218.0)

Issue costs of bank borrowings


(2.5)

Purchase of own shares


(5.2)

Proceeds from issue of share capital


150.3 

150.3 

Net cash inflow/(outflow) from financing


12.5 

(5.2)

(22.9)

activities










Increase in net cash and cash equivalents

8.1 

11.2 

2.3 

Net cash and cash equivalents at the beginning





of the period


2.9 

0.6 

0.6 

Net cash and cash equivalents at the end





of the period


11.0 

11.8 

2.9 

 

NOTES (Unaudited)

 

1.         Accounting policies

 

The half-yearly financial statements have been prepared using accounting policies and presentation consistent with those applied in the preparation of the Group's consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2010.

 

New standards

 

a)  Standards and interpretations in issue, effective 2010, but not relevant

 

IFRS 1 - First time adoption of IFRS

 

IFRIC 19 - Extinguishing financial liabilities with equity instruments

 

b)  Standards and interpretations in issue but not yet effective or early adopted

 

•     IFRS 9, 'Financial instruments', effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013.

 

•     IAS 24 (revised), 'Related party disclosures', effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2011.

 

•     IFRS 7 (amendment), 'Financial instruments: Disclosures', effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 July 2011.

 

•     IFRIC 14 (amendment), 'Prepayments of a minimum funding requirement', effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2011.

 

•     Annual improvements 2010, effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2011.

 

Basis of preparation

 

The condensed consolidated half-yearly financial information for the half-year ended 31 December 2010 has been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Services Authority and with IAS 34, 'Interim financial reporting' as adopted by the European Union.  The half-yearly condensed consolidated report should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2010, which have been prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union.

 

The main operation of the Group is focused on housebuilding.  As it operates entirely within the United Kingdom, the Group has only one business and geographic segment.

 

These half-yearly financial results do not comprise statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006.  Statutory accounts for the year ended 30 June 2010 were approved by the Board of Directors on 8 September 2010 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies.  The report of the auditors on those accounts was unqualified, did not contain an emphasis of matter paragraph, and did not contain any statement under section 498 of the Companies Act 2006.

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

 

As with any business, Redrow plc faces a number of risks and uncertainties in the course of its day to day operations.

 

The principal risks and uncertainties facing the Group are outlined on pages 19 and 20 of our half-yearly report 2010/11.

 

2.         Income taxes

 

Income tax charge is recognised based on management's best estimate of the weighted average annual income tax rate expected for the full financial year (27.75% (2010: 28.0%)) before taking into account the impact of the reduction in corporation tax rate to 27% on the deferred tax assets (£2.6m (2010: £nil)).

 

3.         Dividends

 

In line with its stated policy, the Group will not be paying an interim dividend.  No dividend was paid in the

12 months ended 30 June 2010.

 

4.         Earnings per share

 

The basic earnings per share calculation for the 6 months ended 31 December 2010 is based on the weighted number of shares in issue during the period of 308.5m (2009: 242.7m) excluding those held in trust under the Redrow Long Term Incentive Plan, which are treated as cancelled.

 

Diluted earnings per share has been calculated after adjusting the weighted average number of shares in issue for all potentially dilutive shares held under unexercised options.

 

6 months ended 31 December 2010


Earnings

No. of shares

Per share


 

£m

         millions

      

pence

Basic earnings per share for continuing operations

3.5

308.5

1.1p

Effect of share options and SAYE

        -

0.3

-   

Diluted earnings per share for continuing operations

3.5

308.8

1.1p

 

6 months ended 31 December 2009


         Losses

No. of shares

  Per share


            £m

           millions

       pence

Basic losses per share for continuing operations

(6.3)

      242.7

     (2.6)p

Effect of share options and SAYE

            -

             -

          -

Diluted losses per share for continuing operations

(6.3)

      242.7

     (2.6)p

 

12 months ended 30 June 2010


Earnings

No. of shares

Per share


£m

millions

pence

Basic earnings per share for continuing operations

0.5

275.6

0.2p

Effect of share options and SAYE

         -

2.1

-

Diluted earnings per share for continuing operations

0.5

277.7

0.2p

 

 

5.         Pensions

 

The amounts recognised in respect of the defined benefit section of the Group's Pension Scheme are as follows:

 

Total amounts (charged)/credited against income during the period:



12 months


        6 months ended

ended


        31 December

30 June


2010

2009

2010


  £m

  £m

£m

Amounts included within the Consolidated  income




statement




Period operating costs




Current service cost

(0.7)

(0.6)

(1.1)

Financing costs




Expected return on assets

2.3

2.2

4.3

Interest cost

(2.2)

(1.9)

(3.9)


(0.6)

(0.3)

(0.7)

 

Amounts recognised in the Consolidated statement

of comprehensive income

 

Actuarial gains/(losses)

2.9

(5.0)

(7.3)


2.3

(5.3)

(8.0)

 

Amounts recognised in the Consolidated balance sheet

 

Present value of the defined benefit obligation

(85.0)

(77.9)

(81.1)

Fair value of the Scheme's assets

83.5

75.8

76.7

(Liability) in the Consolidated balance sheet

(1.5)

(2.1)

(4.4)

 

6.         Plant, property and equipment

 

During the period the Group disposed of office premises, held in non-current assets at 30 June 2010 with a carrying value of £0.6m for proceeds of £0.6m.  Acquisitions totalling £0.6m were made during the period.  There was £nil of capital expenditure contracted at 31 December 2010 (2009: £nil).

 

7.         Inventories

 


        As at

As at


        31 December

30 June


2010

2009

2010


  £m

  £m

£m

Land for development

362.3

313.8

321.5

Work in progress

194.2

208.1

202.3

Stock of showhomes

21.4

11.4

15.9


577.9

533.3

539.7

 

Land and work in progress are stated net of net realisable value provisions summarised as follows:

 


Type 1

Type 2

Total


  £m

  £m

£m

Provision at 1 July 2010

192.9 

64.0 

256.9 

Utilised during period

(26.0)

(26.0)

Created during period

15.4 

0.2 

15.6 

Reclassified during the period

(1.3)

1.3 

Released during the period

(13.0)

(2.6)

(15.6)

Provision at 31 December 2010

168.0 

62.9 

230.9 

 

A description of Type 1 and Type 2 land is included on page 55 of the Annual Report and Accounts 2010.

 

8.         Land Creditors          

            (included in Trade and Other Payables)


          As at

As at


        31 December

30 June


2010

2009

2010


£m

  £m

£m

Due within one year

32.4

15.4

20.5

Due in more than one year

10.7

20.6

17.1


43.1

36.0

37.6

 

9.         Analysis of Net Debt


         As at

As at


        31 December

30 June


2010

     2009

2010


  £m

  £m

£m

Cash and cash equivalents

14.3 

21.8 

21.9 

Bank overdrafts

(3.3)

(10.0)

(19.0)

Bank loans

(65.0)

(62.5)

(50.0)

Issue costs

2.5 

1.4 

            -    


(51.5)

(49.3)

(47.1)

 

10.       Bank facilities

 

At 31 December 2010, the Group had total unsecured bank borrowing facilities of £215.0m, representing £200.0m committed facilities and £15.0m uncommitted facilities.

 

The Group signed a new £200m syndicated loan facility in December 2010 which matures in December 2014.

 

11.       Share capital


           As at

As at


          31 December

30 June


2010

2009

2010


  £m

  £m

£m

Authorised




480,000,000 ordinary shares of 10p each

48.0

48.0

48.0

(June 2010: 480,000,000)




Allotted, called up and fully paid

30.9

30.9

30.9

 

 



Number of ordinary



shares of 10p each





At 1 July 2010 and 31 December 2010



308,607,479

 

12.       Contingent Liabilities

 

Performance bonds, financial guarantees in respect of certain deferred land creditors and other building or performance guarantees have been entered into in the normal course of business.

 

13.       Related parties

 

Within the definition of IAS 24 'Related Party Disclosures', the Board and key management personnel are related parties, being identified as the Main Board together with Group Senior Management.  Summary key management remuneration is as follows:

 



12 months 


       6 months ended

ended 


          31 December

30 June 


2010

2009

2010 


  £m

  £m

£m 

Short-term employee benefits

0.6

1.0

1.7

Post-employment benefits

-

0.1

0.1

Share-based payment charges

0.2

-

0.4


0.8

1.1

2.2

 

During the six months to 31 December 2010, purchases of £1.9m (2009: £1.3m) were made from Travis Perkins plc, a company in which Paul Hampden Smith is an executive director.  At 31 December 2010, an amount of £0.1m (2009: £0.1m) was due to Travis Perkins plc in respect of those purchases.

 

Related party transactions were carried out with Steve Morgan for a total consideration of £0.2m (2009: £0.2m) primarily relating to donations to the Morgan Foundation.

 

13.       Related parties

 

The Group did not undertake any transactions with The Waterford Park Company Limited or The Waterford Park Company (Balmoral) Limited joint ventures.  The Group's loans to its joint ventures are summarised below:

 



12 months 


       6 months ended

ended 


          31 December

30 June 


2010

2009

2010 


  £m

  £m

£m 

Loans to joint ventures

3.2

3.1

3.2

 

14.       General Information

 

Redrow plc is a public limited company incorporated and domiciled in the UK and has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.

 

The registered office address is Redrow House, St David's Park, Flintshire, CH5 3RX.

 

15.       Shareholder enquiries

 

The Registrar is Computershare Investor Services PLC.  Shareholder enquiries should be

addressed to the Registrar at the following address:

 

Registrars Department

The Pavilions

Bridgwater Road

Bristol

BS99 6ZY

 

Independent review report to Redrow plc

 

Introduction

 

We have been engaged by the Company to review the condensed set of financial statements in the

half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 31 December 2010, which comprises the Consolidated income statement, Consolidated statement of comprehensive income, Consolidated balance sheet, Consolidated statement of changes in equity, Consolidated cash flow statement and related Notes to the financial statements.  We have read the other information contained in the half-yearly financial report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements.

 

 

Directors' responsibilities

 

The half-yearly financial report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors.  The directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly financial report in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority.

 

As disclosed in note 1, the annual financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with IFRSs, as adopted by the European Union.  The condensed set of financial statements included in this half-yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, "Interim Financial Reporting", as adopted by the European Union.

 

 

Our responsibility

 

Our responsibility is to express to the Company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report based on our review.  This report, including the conclusion, has been prepared for and only for the Company for the purpose of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Services Authority and for no other purpose.  We do not, in producing this report, accept or assume responsibility for any other purpose or to any other person to whom this report is shown or into whose hands it may come save where expressly agreed by our prior consent in writing.

 

 

Scope of review

 

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410, 'Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity' issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the United Kingdom.  A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures.  A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit.  Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 31 December 2010 is not prepared, in all material aspects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority.

 

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Chartered Accountants

Manchester

16 February 2011

 

Note:

 

a)         The maintenance and integrity of the Redrow plc website is the responsibility of the directors; the work carried out by the auditors does not involve consideration of these matters and, accordingly, the auditors accept no responsibility for any changes that may have occurred to the financial statements since they were initially presented on the website.

 

b)         Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.


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