The CRH Board is recommending a final dividend of 93.0c per share. This would give a total dividend of 115.0c for the year (2019: 92.0c), an increase of 25% over last year.
Other financial highlights include:
Robust performance in a challenging environment
Further EBITDA and margin improvement despite lower activity levels
Continued strong cash generation underpinning financial strength and flexibility
Net debt/EBITDA of 1.3x, lowest level in over 10 years
Strong acquisition pipeline; significant opportunities for future value creation
Recommencing share buyback programme with further tranche of $0.3bn