Shares in focus: Travis Perkins – building momentum

This builders’ merchant is well placed to profit from Help to Buy, says Phil Oakley.

Travis Perkins traces its roots back over 200 years, but today’s company arose from the merger of Travis & Arnold and Sandell Perkins in 1988. The group has been very successful at growing on its own, as well as buying competitors and entering new markets.

It is Britain’s biggest builders’ merchant, with a 15% market share. As well as selling building materials to tradespeople and the construction industry, it has strong positions in the markets for plumbing, heating and interior building materials, such as [...]

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