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Grafton Group plc - Company Capsule
Reference Code: CN0585CC
Published Date: April 2011




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Grafton Group plc - Company Overview

Grafton Group plc (GGP) is a retail and onsite service provision company. The company along with its subsidiaries
specializes in merchanting business, sale of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) products and manufacturing. GGP offers various building
products and pluming related accessories through its network of 522 Builders Merchanting branches trading principally
under the Build base and Jackson brands. Its Retailing segment incorporates the largest Do-It-Yourself retailing business
in Ireland, trading nationally from 41 stores under the Woodie’s DIY and Atlantic Homecare brands, and a seven store
kitchens business that trades under the In-House and Panelling Centre brands. The company primarily operates in Ireland
and the regions of UK. The company under its group portfolio owns several subsidiaries and affiliate companies in both
Ireland and UK regions. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Financial Performance

The company reported revenue of EUR 1,979.80 million during the fiscal year ended December 2009. The company's
revenue declined at a compounded rate of 21.4% during the period 2007-2009 with a year on year decrease of 25.93%
over fiscal year 2008. During the fiscal year 2009, its operating margin was 0.82% as against an operating margin of
4.29% in fiscal year 2008. During the fiscal year 2009, the company registered a net margin of 0.68% as against a net
margin of 2.16% in the fiscal year 2008.

Grafton Group plc - Key Facts

Grafton Group plc, Key Facts

                                  Heron House, Dublin, , 18,
                                                                    Ticker Symbol, Stock
Corporate Address:                Ireland
                                                                                               GN5 (Irish Stock Exchange)
                                                                    Exchange



Telephone                          + 353 1 2160600                  No. of Employees           9,786



Fax                                + 353 1 2954470                  Financial Year End         December



URL                               investor.graftonplc.com           Revenue (in EUR Million)   1,979.80



Industry                          Construction , Retailing          Revenue (in USD Million)   2,749.72



Locations                         Ireland, United Kingdom

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Grafton Group plc - Major Products and Services

Grafton Group plc (GGP) is dedicated building product supply and plumber merchanting company. The company’s key
products and services include the following:

Grafton Group plc, Major Products and Services
Products:

Building products

Dry Mortar

Aluminum and timber windows

Exterior doors

PVC drainage and roofline products

Plumbing products

DIY products

Service:

Mortar delivery at place of construction

Brands:

BuildBase

Jackson Building Centres

Selco Builders Warehouse

ChadWicks

Heiton Buckley

Macnaughton Blair

Plumbase

Woodie's DIY

In-house
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Grafton Group plc - Key Competitors

The following companies are the major competitors of Grafton Group plc:

Pan-United Corporation Ltd

Construction and Materials Trading JSC

Toplivo AD

DIC Investment and Trading JSC

Kopaonik AD




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Grafton Group plc - Key Employees


Grafton Group plc, Key Employees


          Name                             Job Title                      Board Level     Since   Age


Anthony E. Collins         Deputy Chairman                          Non Executive Board   1955    70


Charles M. Fisher          Director                                 Non Executive Board   2009    60


Charles Rinn               Financial Controller, Secretary          Senior Management


Colm O Nuallain            Director - Finance                       Executive Board       1990    56


Fergus Malone              Director                                 Executive Board       1978    67


Gillian Bowler             Director                                 Non Executive Board   1995    57


Leo Martin                 Chief Operating Officer, Director        Executive Board       2006    58


Michael Chadwick           Chairman                                 Executive Board       1985    58


Richard W. Jewson          Director                                 Non Executive Board   1995    65


Roderick Ryan              Director                                 Non Executive Board   2006    53

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Grafton Group plc - Locations and Subsidiaries

Head Office

Grafton Group plc
Heron House
Dublin
Zip: 18
Ireland
Tel: + 353 1 2160600
Fax: + 353 1 2954470



Other Locations & Subsidiaries

Grafton Group plc, Subsidiaries
Atlantic Home Care and Garden Centre Limited
                                                                    Atlantic Home Care Limited
Dublin
                                                                    United Kingdom
Ireland




Chadwicks Holdings Limited                                          CPI Limited
Dublin                                                              Dublin
Ireland                                                             Ireland




CPI Mortars Limited                                                 Grafton Merchanting GB Limited
United Kingdom                                                      United Kingdom




                                                                    Jackson Building Centres Limited
Grafton Merchanting ROI Limited
                                                                    Lincoln
Ireland
                                                                    United Kingdom




Macnaughton Blair Limited                                           Panelling Centre Limited
United Kingdom                                                      United Kingdom




Plumbase Limited                                                    Selco Trade Centres Limited
West Sussex                                             
				
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