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Share Centre Share of the Week: Travis Perkins

Written by: Graham Spooner, The Share Centre
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, picks Travis Perkins as share of the week.

“As a result of increased house prices and a shortage of housing in the UK, new construction and planning permissions means suppliers to the industry, such as Travis Perkins, are likely to benefit. The company continues to cut costs, leading to an improvement in margins and an update in October reported trading to be in line with expectations.

“The company is in the second year of a five year strategic plan aimed at optimising space, improving customer options, leveraging scale and improving management of their businesses. The group’s management also aim to increase returns on capital from 12 per cent to around 16 per cent over the next four years and trends in its markets remain encouraging.

“As the share price has once again been heading in the right direction, we recommend Travis Perkins as a ‘buy’ for long term, medium risk investors. The company’s debt levels continue to fall and a focus on cost efficiencies and cash generation should lead to future improvements in shareholder returns.”

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