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Published on: March 26, 2024

Biggest customers poised to bounce back most

Forterra’s FY23 (to 31 December) earnings were slightly higher than guidance, which was raised in January, with resilient pricing partly offsetting a steep fall in demand among its main end users, large housebuilders. Our estimates are broadly unchanged, other than reflecting a more conservative stance on the final dividend. Despite a cautious tone in the outlook statement, we believe the largest housebuilders may now rebound more strongly than smaller peers.

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