Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Redrow Plc LSE:RDW London Ordinary Share GB00BG11K365 ORD 10.5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -28.80 -5.79% 468.60 467.40 469.20 497.20 463.60 497.20 3,831,347 16:35:20
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Household Goods & Home Construction 2,112.0 406.0 92.3 5.1 1,733

Redrow PLC COVID-19 Update

24/03/2020 7:00am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)

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Redrow PLC

24 March 2020


Tuesday 24 March 2020


COVID-19 Update

Redrow plc is providing an update today on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business, along with the measures it is taking to manage the risks to its stakeholders.

Our main priority is to safeguard the well-being of our workforce and customers. Sites currently remain open with strict precautions in place including enhanced levels of cleaning, additional hygiene facilities and social distancing. Our My Redrow online portal enables customers to interact remotely with us online and our centralised systems are supporting many of our colleagues to work from home.

Trading has remained resilient in the first 12 weeks of the second half to 20 March 2020, with the value of net reservations up GBP121m at GBP525m compared to last year. The weekly reservation rate per outlet has averaged 0.86 against 0.72 last year over the same 12 week period. Our order book is very strong, currently standing at over GBP1.4bn. Last week net private reservations were in line with the previous year at 95 plots, but visitors to site were substantially down and the cancellation rate increased. As the Government's escalating measures to contain the spread of the virus take effect, it is inevitable our sales rate will be seriously impaired over the coming weeks and build output will be significantly affected by labour and material shortages. We also expect outlet openings to slip as local authorities delay planning committee meetings.

We have a strong balance sheet together with GBP250m of committed facilities and we are working proactively to protect our cash flow. Net debt currently stands at GBP116m and we expect this to reduce substantially over the coming month as a high volume of homes legally complete. We have put on hold activity in the land market and we are working to actively reduce our work in progress levels across our sites.

Given the ongoing uncertainty, we have also decided to cancel our 10.5p interim dividend amounting to GBP37m which was due to be paid on 9 April 2020 to holders of ordinary shares on the register at the close of business on 6 March 2020. Once we have more certainty over the impact on the industry and our business we will make an announcement over future dividend distributions together with an update on trading.

We are reassured by the measures the Government are putting in place to help businesses. During these unprecedented times we remain focused on delivering quality homes whilst at the same time doing everything we can to protect and support our customers, colleagues and subcontractors.


Redrow plc

 John Tutte, Executive Chairman     01244 527411 
 Barbara Richmond, Group Finance 
  Director                          01244 527411 
 Instinctif Partners                0207 457 2020 
 Mark Garraway                      07814 379412 
 James Gray                         07583 936031 

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