CRH: Full Year Results 2011

The CRH Group recently published its full year results for 2011. Reported sales revenue for the first half increased by 7%; on a like-for-like basis, excluding the impact of acquisitions, divestments and translation, underlying sales increased by 5%. With increased strains in financial markets, the pace of underlying growth, particularly in core Eurozone markets, slowed through the third quarter while heavy September rainfall in parts of the United States also had an adverse impact. However, a strong finish to the year with mild November/December weather conditions resulted in a 4% second-half...

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