RNS Number : 3020R
Alumasc Group PLC
26 October 2023

26 October 2023


('Alumasc' or 'the Group')

AGM Trading Update

Resilient performance, full year expectations unchanged

Alumasc, the premium sustainable building products, systems and solutions group, provides the following trading update ahead of its Annual General Meeting, to be held this morning at 10am:

The Group is pleased to report that, despite well-publicised market headwinds, trading has remained resilient, and performance in the first quarter of the financial year ending 30 June 2024 has been in line with the Board's expectations.

As expected, demand remains subdued in a number of construction sectors, particularly in new build residential. Offsetting this, the Group has seen an increase in overseas sales, including a resumption in deliveries to the Chek Lap Kok airport expansion project in Hong Kong. Demand for new  products launched in the Housebuilding Products division in the last eighteen months has also been robust, helping to mitigate the general slowdown in new housebuilding activity.

The Group continues to invest prudently in areas which enhance revenue growth and improve customer service, operational capability, efficiency and new product development. The Group also continues to manage costs carefully while market conditions in some parts of our business remain subdued, and management have restructured the commercial and sales teams in the Water Management division. This will deliver annualised savings of around £0.8m, while simplifying the management structure and improving capability and customer service.

The Group continues to engage with the Competition and Markets Authority on its proposed acquisition of ARP Group, announced on 23 July 2023, and expects this process to conclude during December 2023.

The Group's balance sheet remains strong, with good cash generation in the first three months of the new financial year, supported by management's focus on working capital.

As noted, the Board is mindful of the current demand headwinds, however it remains confident in the resilience of the Group's business model and management's ability to take effective action to reduce costs where necessary. Consequently their expectations for the year ending 30 June 2024 remain unchanged.

Paul Hooper, Chief Executive of Alumasc, commented:

"I am pleased with the Group's performance, in challenging trading conditions. Our excellent customer service and leading positions in a diverse range of end markets provide resilience, and we are continuing to progress our strategy, investing in areas where we see growth opportunities while controlling costs prudently where appropriate. With a strong balance sheet and a product portfolio which delivers environmental benefits to our customers, we remain well positioned to benefit from the eventual recovery in our end markets."




The Alumasc Group plc

+44 (0)1536 383844

Paul Hooper (Chief Executive)               


Simon Dray (Group Finance Director)    




Peel Hunt LLP (Broker)

+44 (0)207 418 8831

Mike Bell

Ed Allsopp             

Cavendish Capital Markets Ltd (Nominated Adviser)

+44 (0)207 220 0561

Julian Blunt             

Edward Whiley

Camarco (Financial PR)

Ginny Pulbrook

+44 (0)203 757 4992

Rosie Driscoll                                         

+44 (0)203 757 4981




 Notes to Editors:

1      Alumasc is a UK-based supplier of premium sustainable building products, systems and solutions. Almost 80% of Group sales are driven by building regulations and specifications (architects and structural engineers) because of the performance characteristics offered.

2      The Group has three business segments with strong positions and brands in their individual markets. The three segments are: Water Management; Building Envelope; and Housebuilding Products.


This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact or visit

RNS may use your IP address to confirm compliance with the terms and conditions, to analyse how you engage with the information contained in this communication, and to share such analysis on an anonymised basis with others as part of our commercial services. For further information about how RNS and the London Stock Exchange use the personal data you provide us, please see our Privacy Policy.