RNS Number:8991C
Redrow PLC
14 September 2004

Tuesday 14 September 2004

Redrow plc today announces its Preliminary results for the 12 months to 30 June


                                                           June 2004           June 2003         Increase
#m except where indicated
Turnover                                                       670.3               608.3           +10.2%
Operating Profit                                               132.7               113.7           +16.7%
Profit before tax                                              124.1               106.1           +17.0%
Return on capital employed                                     29.4%               31.3%
Earnings per share - basic (pence)                              54.8                46.9           +16.8%
Dividend per share (pence)                                       9.0                 7.5           +20.0%

*  Profit before tax 17.0% higher at #124.1m (2003: #106.1m)

*  Proposed full year dividend per share increased by 20.0% to 9.0p (2003: 7.5p) 
   with commitment to increase by the same amount extended to financial years 
   ended June 2005 and June 2006

*  Full year operating margins in Homes at 19.8% (2003: 18.7%) with operating 
   margins in the second half of the financial year at 20.0% (H2 2003: 19.0%)

*  Current land bank increased to 17,400 plots (June 2003: 16,000) representing 
   4 years' supply with another year of significant contribution from the 
   forward land bank

*  Record forward sales position of #398m (2003: #304m)

Commenting on the results, Robert Jones, Chairman of Redrow plc said:

"Redrow has again performed strongly, setting a new record for profit before tax
of #124.1m.

Looking to the future, Redrow entered the new financial year with record forward
sales and a strong and efficient land bank.  The Group has been positioned to
meet the challenges of tomorrow and to deliver profitable and sustainable


 Paul Pedley, Chief Executive                      Redrow plc
 David Arnold, Group Finance Director              0207 404 5959 (14 September)
                                                   01244 520044 (thereafter)

 Patrick Handley/Nina Coad                         Brunswick Public Relations
                                                   0207 404 5959

Further information on Redrow plc can be found at www.redrow.co.uk including,
from 9.00 am, a copy of the Preliminary Results Presentation Pack.


Redrow has again performed strongly, setting a new record for profit before tax
of #124.1m in the year to June 2004, an increase of 17.0% on the previous year.
I am therefore pleased to confirm that the Board is recommending a final
dividend of 6.0p per share that will bring the total for the year to 9.0p, an
increase of 20.0%, in line with the announcement made in December 2003.

The Company remains committed to planning and managing the business to deliver
profitable and sustainable growth.  During the last three years, a number of
successful initiatives have been undertaken to further this objective, in
particular our geographical expansion, our investment in people, the development
of our product range and the expansion of our land holdings.  This enables the
Board to be confident about the Group's capabilities in the future and, as a
result, I am pleased to confirm that the Board intends, subject to unforeseen
circumstances, not only to increase the dividend by 20.0% in the years to June
2004 and 2005 but to extend that commitment by a further year to June 2006.

The Company has increased the number of legal completions in every year since
1990 whilst enhancing the quality of its financial returns with operating
margins and return on capital employed both continuing to be maintained at the
top end of sector performance.  In the year to June 2004, operating margins
increased to 19.8% and return on capital employed was 29.4%.  Since the
flotation in June 1994, the quality of returns coupled with our belief in
listening to the views of our shareholders has resulted in Redrow delivering a
compound annual growth rate of 21.4% in reported earnings per share and a 12.2%
compound annual growth rate in dividend per share.  Total shareholder return
over the period has been 13.1% per annum.

The quality of people in our business is critical to our future.  The Redrow
team, in its widest sense, is exceptionally strong, harnessing talented and hard
working employees at every level together with its supplier and sub-contractor
base.  Our collective futures lie in the mutual objective of delivering to our
customers high quality products in which to live and work in first class
environments and we are grateful to all of them for their enthusiasm and

At the core of ensuring the quality of the Redrow team is our strategy to make
Redrow the employer of choice within our industry.  This requires Redrow not
only to offer competitive remuneration packages at all levels but also to
provide opportunities for our employees to meet their full potential and thereby
contribute to the future success of the Company.  The new training centre
coupled with enhanced induction and appraisal processes are important elements
in achieving this goal and are already contributing to a reduced level of staff

At Board level, the talents and experience of non-executive directors provide an
important contribution in support of the Executive Team.  I would like to take
this opportunity to thank Bob Williams, who retired in November 2003, for his
invaluable assistance over 9 years, especially in his role as Audit Committee
Chairman and for his experience on commercial property development.  We are
pleased to welcome Malcolm King, Senior Partner at King Sturge, in his place and
look forward to his contribution to the Board.

The securing of land opportunities whilst meeting the challenges of the planning
system remains one of the distinguishing characteristics of Redrow, and we have
made further progress this year, expanding the land bank with planning
permission to 15,000 plots.  This is, however, only part of an extensive land
pipeline which not only includes land with planning but not yet taken into
ownership, but also sites being taken through the planning system, and
identified as allocated residential land within emerging local plans.  This
places Redrow in a very strong position with regard to future development, with
the vast majority of the land necessary to develop the Company over the next
three years already under our control.  Redrow is therefore well positioned to
continue its expansion, should market conditions be appropriate.  Furthermore
the vast majority of the land is both brownfield and in sustainable locations
and therefore in accordance with the Government's own declared planning

In March 2004, the Barker Review of Housing Supply was published.  Redrow
welcomed its publication believing it to be a balanced assessment of the housing
issues facing the UK and the Review included many sensible recommendations to
address the critical question of how to secure the country's future housing
needs.  Redrow played an active role in providing information for the original
report and continues to engage constructively with Government in the
consultation process, principally through the industry's representative body,
the House Builders Federation.  Redrow hopes to see a positive outcome from this
consultation process, which would manifest itself in the increased availability
of land for development and a more responsive planning system.  Whilst the Group
is extremely well placed to capitalise on such an outcome there remains,
nevertheless, a number of significant challenges before the recommendations of
the Barker Review can be said to have been fully embraced by the Government.  It
is the Board's view therefore that any significant change for the good arising
from the Barker Review is more likely to be felt in the medium to long term.
Meanwhile, we continue to witness a lengthening in the time taken to achieve
planning across the UK and, in the North West of England, the introduction of a
moratorium on new planning consents which is at odds with pronouncements from
Government seeking to increase housing supply.

Building methods continue to change, recognising both the development of new
materials and modern methods of construction.  Against a background of
continuing skill shortages, these initiatives are of considerable importance if
we are to continue to deliver a substantial building programme.  Our joint
venture with Corus, Framing Solutions, is an important ingredient in achieving
these objectives, as are the initiatives stemming from our own research and
development function.

Redrow recognises its wider corporate social responsibilities.  I would
particularly like to highlight the considerable progress made in the areas of
Health and Safety, where in 2004 we received a RoSPA award, and Customer
Service, where new procedures were implemented across the Group from July 2004.
The Board believes it has a responsibility to the communities in which it
operates and in particular takes a very active role in educating schoolchildren
about the housebuilding industry and especially the Health and Safety issues
associated with construction sites.

Looking to the future, Redrow entered the new financial year with record forward
sales and a strong and efficient land bank.  Whilst the recent strength of the
market has moderated back to a more sedate and sustainable level, the
fundamentals of the housing market remain robust and the deficit between
people's aspirations to own a home and national supply remains considerable.  In
the context of continuing economic confidence and high levels of employment,
home owning remains the preferred choice of the vast majority of our fellow
citizens.  Redrow has been positioned to meet the challenges of tomorrow and to
deliver profitable and sustainable growth for not only the benefit of our
shareholders, but also our staff, customers and the community as a whole.

Robert Jones


This year represents the 30th anniversary of the formation of Redrow and its
10th anniversary as a quoted company.  Over those ten years, profit before tax
has increased from #21.3m to #124.1m, and reported earnings per share from 7.9p
to 54.8p, representing compound annual growth of 19.3% and 21.4% respectively,
the growth in earnings per share being enhanced by the #115.0m share buy back
effected in September 2000.  Financial returns, in particular operating margin
and return on capital employed, have been maintained at the forefront of sector
performance, whilst Redrow's commitment to quality and corporate social
responsibility has been acknowledged through a number of important awards.

The most significant recent achievement, however, has been the positioning of
Redrow to meet the challenges of tomorrow.  The first fundamental key to success
is our people.  Accordingly, our management teams have been strengthened to
ensure that the clear communication of Redrow objectives is complemented by
effective management within the operating companies.  Furthermore, the
development teams and project management capability of Redrow Commercial have
been embedded within the overall Group structure, so providing an improved focus
on and delivery of mixed use developments.

In addition, the geographical coverage of Redrow has been extended, with the
formation of Redrow Homes (South Midlands) last year and Redrow Homes (West
Country) this year. We intend to extend this coverage further to encompass the
East Midlands region in the near future whilst, at the same time, establishing a
"Regeneration Team" to focus on the highly important East Thames Corridor so as
to capitalise on this major area of growth.  Redrow is a truly national provider
of homes and the expanded corporate and management structure will have the
potential to deliver 7,000 legal completions per annum.

The second fundamental key to success is land.  As a result of our long term
land strategy, the financial year to June 2004 has witnessed significant growth
in our land holdings, so underpinning the future development of the Group.
However, it is important that the strength of our land bank is complemented by
an efficient portfolio of well designed homes and, as previously reported, our
new housing range was launched this year.  The new range combines the kerb
appeal and the quality of design with which Redrow has become synonymous, with
enhanced cost control and improved construction methods, particularly through
the use of increased off-site prefabrication.

The Barker Report, published in March 2004, highlighted the continuing
under-supply of new homes in the UK and the deficiencies of the current planning
regime.  However, it also identified key challenges for our industry,
particularly in the areas of customer service, increased build efficiency and
training.  The Group has already risen to these challenges so ensuring that
Redrow remains at the forefront of our sector.


Redrow Homes has again reported record results, with turnover increasing by
11.2% to #662.7m and operating profit by 17.7% to #131.2m.  These results were
secured from 4,284 (2003: 4,031) legal completions with an average selling price
of #154,700 (2003: #147,900).  As is traditional for Redrow Homes, the legal
completion profile was marginally weighted towards the second half of the
financial year, reflecting the underlying level of organic growth, with 1,996
(46.6%) and 2,288 (53.4%) legal completions in the first and second halves

I referred last year to the significant variations in our regional markets with
the Western and Northern Regions experiencing stronger market conditions than
the Southern Region.  This trend continued through to Spring 2004, when, as a
result of increased interest rates and cautionary statements by the Governor of
the Bank of England, the housing market resumed its "soft landing", first
experienced in the Southern Region eighteen months earlier.  As a result, the
rate of increase in selling prices is moderating, which, when combined with the
underlying level of demographic growth, a continuing shortage of quality housing
and sound consumer confidence driven by high levels of employment, should result
in a sustainable "normal" housing market.

To balance the impact of a "normal" housing market, Redrow Homes has capitalised
on the strength of its land bank and continued to expand the number of active
developments to in excess of 100.  Reservations in the financial year to June
2004 totalled 4,566, in line with the previous year, although, as reported last
year, this comparison includes the highly successful launch, in January 2003, of
Altolusso, the In the City development in Cardiff, where 155 reservations were
secured over the initial launch period with a further 87 reservations prior to
the end of that financial year.  This continuing strong sales performance
enabled Redrow Homes to end the year with a record forward sales position of
2,344 units with a sales value of #398m, representing increases of 13.7% and
30.9% respectively on last year.

Due to continuing cost pressures, particularly in relation to skilled trades,
the focus within Redrow Homes remains on innovation and the continuing
development of key relationships with major suppliers and subcontractors.
Whilst initially, new build techniques may be slightly more expensive, their
wider utilisation combined with increased efficiency will tend to reduce future
costs by comparison with traditional building methods.  In particular, our
utilisation of light steel frames continues to increase and approximately 15% of
production in the year to June 2005 is expected to incorporate this method of
construction, almost double the level of the previous year.   This will deliver
benefits to both Redrow Homes and its customers through reduced build times,
improved quality and lower maintenance.

Operating margins in Redrow Homes have continued to increase, recording levels
of 19.5% and 20.0% in the first and second halves respectively.  The overall
annual operating margin of 19.8% compares with 18.7% last year.  This
improvement is in part due to the strength of the sales market, particularly in
the Western and Northern Regions; it equally reflects the quality of the Group's
land bank and the active management of costs.  However, the Board continues to
believe that, as house price inflation returns to its historical relationship
with earnings, operating margins will, over a period, fall to around 17.0% to
17.5%, a level which is currently considered to be sustainable in "normal"
market conditions.  The period over which operating margins return to these
levels will be dependent upon the rate at which the inflationary element
currently contained within the Group's land bank unwinds.

The Government has significantly increased the focus on housing, particularly
through the commissioning of the Barker Report which clearly endorses the need
for a substantial increase in the provision of new homes.  This provision is
weighted towards the South-East via the key growth areas of Milton Keynes,
Stansted, Ashford and the East Thames Corridor.  The restructuring of the
Southern Region reported last year has been successfully implemented.  Redrow
Homes (Southern) has relocated to Basingstoke in Hampshire and Redrow Homes
(Eastern) to Laindon, near Basildon in Essex.  Redrow Homes (South Midlands),
based in Northampton, has delivered a meaningful contribution to profitability
in its first full year of trading.  This restructuring, combined with the
establishment of a "Regeneration Team" to focus on the East Thames Corridor has
placed Redrow Homes in a strong position to benefit from the existing and future
Government initiatives to increase housing supply in these areas.


It is the Group's regional coverage that provides the opportunity for future
growth.  As currently structured, each of the three regions has the potential to
deliver between 2,000 and 2,500 legal completions per annum.

Northern, the Group's longest established region, delivered 2,108 legal
completions as compared with 1,982 in the previous year, an increase of 6.4%,
representing 49.2% (2003: 49.2%) of total completions.  The average selling
price increased by 12.8% to #144,900 reflecting both an enhanced mix and the
strength of the housing market. Overall, turnover increased by 19.9% to #305.4m.

Southern achieved 1,042 (2003: 1,091) legal completions representing 24.3%
(2003: 27.1%) of total completions, with an average selling price of #180,300
(2003: #186,400).  Both legal completions and average selling price were
marginally below the levels of the previous year due to the timing of
completions on In the City developments.  Turnover for Southern totalled #187.9m
as compared with #203.4m in the previous year.

Western continues to make significant progress, with legal completions
increasing by 18.4% to 1,134 units and the average selling price by 3.9% to
#149,600 (2003: #144,000).  As a result, turnover grew during the year by 23.0%
to #169.6m, to yield an increase over the last three years of 78.8%.  This
clearly demonstrates Redrow's ability to deliver organic growth in new
geographical areas.


The positioning of our product range in the market place, with an average
selling price substantially in line with the market average, and the maintenance
of a broad portfolio of designs are key components of Redrow's marketing
strategy.  The retention of our distinct specifications, with the Contemporary
range more focused on newer customers to the homes market, the Sapphire and
Emerald ranges satisfying the needs of established home owners and our In the
City schemes meeting the aspirations of city dwellers, enables Redrow to fulfil
the requirements of a broad range of customers.  Indeed, this targeting of a
broad range of customers is fundamental to maximising our potential market

This diversity, however, must be tempered with the need for standardisation
within the construction process, so as to enhance build efficiency and maintain
sound cost control.  The new housing range enables the achievement of all these
objectives.  Based upon a highly flexible portfolio of generic house styles, the
new range combines the quality of design, both internally and externally, which
characterised the Heritage and Harwood ranges, with standardisation within the
construction process.  It also maintains flexibility in elevational treatments
so as to match the local vernacular and satisfy the expectations of planning

In reviewing the product portfolio over the last three years, the most
significant trend has been the increased contribution from the Contemporary
(formerly Harwood) specification.  Whilst the Sapphire and Emerald (formerly
Heritage) specifications still represent, at 57.1%, the majority of legal
completions, over the last three years the contribution from the Contemporary
specification has risen to 32.2%, representing an increase from 695 to 1,379
legal completions.  The average selling price of the Sapphire and Emerald ranges
combined was #178,300 whilst that of Contemporary was #114,800, representing
increases on the previous year of 7.4% and 13.9% respectively.

To complement the standard Redrow portfolio, several In the City developments
continue to be undertaken.  The number of such schemes is carefully controlled
due to the significant management time involved in ensuring the successful
development of each scheme and, from a financial viewpoint, their capital
intensive nature.  During the year, In the City schemes contributed 10.7% of
total legal completions, with an average selling price of #148,700.  Of
particular significance was Velocity in Leeds which was completed during the
financial year and delivered 241 legal completions.  In addition, Jupiter, the
continuing scheme in Birmingham, contributed 175 legal completions.  Other In
the City schemes under development include Odyssey in London, Altolusso in
Cardiff, Neptune Marina in Ipswich and The Boardwalk in Eastbourne.  To balance
the higher capital investment associated with In the City schemes, it is
important to maintain a very strong forward sales position.  It is therefore
pleasing to report that by the financial year end 623 (2003: 595) forward sales
had been secured.

Over the last few years, the Government's focus on brownfield development,
particularly in our towns and cities, has resulted in a marked shift in the mix
of new homes provided by our industry.  Indeed last year, the industry built
more apartments than detached homes.  Redrow is not immune from this trend,
although as previously stated, the investment in capital intensive schemes is
carefully controlled.  As a corollary to this mix change, over the last twelve
months the average size of a Redrow home has reduced by 4.5% to approximately
1,000 sq. ft.  It is important in formulating future housing policy that the
Government recognises the needs and aspirations of all existing and future home
occupiers and maintains a balanced approach to the provision of new homes.


Land is one of the fundamental keys to success and represents a major component
in the Group's future growth, profitability and sustainability.  During the
financial year, the current land bank has been extended from 16,000 plots to
17,400 plots, representing, on an historic basis, a four year land supply.  Of
these plots, 15,000 are owned with planning, an increase on the previous year of
1,000 plots.  The balance of 2,400 plots is held under contract, awaiting, in
the vast majority of cases, the granting of a satisfactory planning consent.

However, it is the effectiveness of this land bank that is of primary
importance.  Redrow Homes owns with planning all the land required to deliver
the budgeted completions for the new financial year.  In addition, virtually
100% of the currently anticipated legal completions for the year ended June 2006
are on land owned or controlled by the Group.  This places Redrow Homes in an
extremely strong position to continue to deliver sustainable growth in the

During the financial year approximately 5,300 plots were acquired for a total
consideration of #179.1m, representing an average plot cost of #33,900.  This
plot cost reflects an increasing trend due to the rebalancing of the overall
land bank in favour of the Western and Southern Regions to support future
growth.  To a large degree, this trend is matched by a corresponding increase in
the average selling price of the homes to be constructed on the land acquired.
At the financial year end, the average plot cost of the land bank had increased
from #22,900 to #27,300, which, when expressed as a percentage of the average
future sales revenue, represents an increase from 14.8% last year to 16.1% for
the current year.  At this level, our land bank remains one of the most cost
effective in the industry.

The forward land bank remains a major provider of development land, with 28% of
the land acquired during the current financial year sourced through this route,
complementing the 30% contribution during the previous financial year.  At the
financial year end the forward land bank contained 1,800 plots where planning
permission has been secured and negotiations are proceeding for the acquisition
of the land.   An additional 6,200 plots are allocated in either draft or
adopted local plans.  The forward land with planning includes future major
developments at Dunfermline, Fife (700 homes) and Bracknell, Berkshire (750
homes).  Our forward land bank, the quality of which is clearly demonstrated by
its planning pedigree and the annual contribution of development land, will
continue to support our financial returns in the future.


The combination of residential and commercial development expertise continues to
be an important component in the overall sourcing of future schemes.  The
Government's focus on sustainable development, combined with major land
opportunities created by the drive for efficiency within the U.K.'s
manufacturing base, has provided Redrow with a number of opportunities to
utilise this mixed use expertise in tandem with our planning and project
management capabilities.

The most significant example of this approach secured during the financial year
is the 2,500 acre brownfield site at Bishopton near Glasgow.   Redrow has
entered into a development agreement with BAE SYSTEMS to promote the site
through the planning system with the potential to provide to the Group a 100
acre commercial and retail development, together with a residential scheme of
approximately 1,500 homes.

At Buckshaw Village, near Chorley, Lancashire, significant progress has been
made during the year.  Following the grant of a satisfactory planning
permission, the 31 acre land sale to Aldi Stores Ltd, for a 650,000 sq. ft.
distribution warehouse, was completed.  In addition, a further 14,000 sq. ft.
industrial unit on the initial speculative phase was sold to complement a land
sale for the construction of a 110,000 sq. ft. distribution centre.  Finally, as
regards the commercial element, an agreement to lease has been entered into with
Vernon Carus Ltd for a 100,000 sq. ft. unit, with the resulting investment
having already been pre-sold.  Both practical and legal completion should occur
during the new financial year.  Residentially, following a highly successful
sales launch twelve months ago, this multi-phased development has yielded
approaching 100 legal completions during the financial year, with in excess of a
further 50 forward sales.

At St. David's Park, following the successful completion of Optima, the next
phase of  the office park, Vista, a 30,000 sq. ft. office complex, is nearing
practical completion.  The investment sale of Evolution, the nursery office unit
scheme totalling approximately 15,000 sq. ft., was financially completed in July
2003.   Outline planning permission has been secured for a further phase of
residential development with the associated detailed consent for 75 homes
currently being progressed.

Finally, at Stamford Park, Altrincham near Manchester, the construction of a
20,000 sq. ft. office, representing the second phase of this commercial
development, has recently been completed.  The marketing launch is scheduled for
the autumn to coincide with the completion of the major infrastructure works
required to service the associated residential development of approximately 450


Kate Barker was commissioned by the Government to undertake a review of housing
supply.  Her report represents one of the most authoritative reviews of our
industry and the 36 recommendations extend beyond the pure issues of land and
planning.  Indeed, the report states that "Easier access to land and a
simplified planning system should encourage housebuilders to focus their efforts
on meeting the needs of customers."

The Barker Report identifies a number of key challenges of which three in
particular are fundamental to the future performance of our industry:

"The housebuilding industry must demonstrate increased levels of customer
satisfaction."  During early 2003, Redrow undertook a detailed review of its
business methods.

A substantial part of that review focused on our interaction with our customers
and our ability, or otherwise, to satisfy them during what has become known as "
the customer journey".  As a result of the review, new customer service
procedures were launched in July 2004, with management at all levels focused on
the expectations of our customers.

"The industry should develop a strategy to address barriers to modern methods of
construction."  The formation three years ago of a dedicated research and
development team has enabled the Group to both focus on and evaluate various
modern methods of construction.  In particular the team was instrumental in the
formation and subsequent management of Framing Solutions, our joint venture
company formed to develop and manufacture light steel frames for use in the
housebuilding industry.

"Housebuilders (must evaluate whether they) are investing sufficiently in their
own workforce training as well as addressing the skills needed for modern
methods of construction."  One of the milestones of the last financial year was
the launch of training@redrow, our in-house training facility at Tamworth.  Our
objective in establishing this facility was to provide a proper induction
programme combined with access to high quality training for all our staff.  The
Centre will assist our staff in realising their career aspirations, help reduce
staff turnover and promote Redrow as the employer of choice within our industry.
During the last nine months, over 14,000 hours of staff training have been
provided, equating to 2,600 filled places, with an average attendance of two
training events per employee.  Further, training@redrow was instrumental in
supporting the launch of the new customer service procedures.


Our primary objective is to deliver value to our Shareholders.  To achieve this
objective, Redrow must deliver sustainable and profitable growth.  As the
housing market returns to more "normal" levels, both operating margins and
future growth in selling prices will moderate.  As a result, although mindful of
potential acquisition opportunities, our focus on the delivery of sustainable
organic growth whilst maintaining operating margins and return on capital at the
forefront of sector performance, will be of paramount importance.  Redrow has
delivered growth in legal completions every year since 1990, arguably the peak
of the last housing market cycle, an achievement unique amongst our peer group.
Furthermore, Redrow has entered the new financial year with a record forward
sales position, a highly effective land bank to support future growth, together
with a broad portfolio of homes and a focused customer service strategy to
satisfy the requirements and aspirations of our customers.

Accordingly, barring the impact of factors totally outside the control of the
Group, Redrow can look forward with confidence to maintaining its record of
delivering long term sustainable growth and by so doing deliver value to our

Paul Pedley
Chief Executive

                          12 MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2004

                                                                             Continuing Operations
                                                                                   2004               2003
                                                         Note                        #m                 #m

Turnover - total                                           2                      670.3              608.3
         - share of joint venture                                                  (0.4)              (0.4)
Group turnover                                                                    669.9              607.9

Cost of sales                                                                    (497.0)            (457.7)
Gross Profit                                                                      172.9              150.2
Net operating expenses                                     2                      (39.0)             (35.7)
Operating profit                                           2                      133.9              114.5
Share of operating loss of joint venture                                           (1.2)              (0.8)
Operating profit including share of joint                                         132.7              113.7
Interest payable                                           2                       (8.6)              (7.6)
Profit on ordinary activities before taxation              2                      124.1              106.1
Tax on profit on ordinary activities                       3                      (37.2)             (31.8)
Profit on ordinary shares after taxation                                           86.9               74.3
Dividends                                                  4                      (14.3)             (11.9)
Retained profit                                                                    72.6               62.4

Earnings per ordinary share
- basic                                                    5                       54.8p              46.9p
- diluted                                                  5                       54.6p              46.8p

Dividend per ordinary share                                4                        9.0p               7.5p

The Group has no material recognised gains or losses other than as shown above.

There is no material difference between the profit on ordinary activities before
taxation and the retained profit for the period stated above and their historic 
cost equivalents.

                           CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
                               AS AT 30 JUNE 2004

                                                                                As at                As at
                                                                         30 June 2004         30 June 2003
                                                         Note                      #m                   #m

Fixed assets

Tangible assets                                                                  22.5                 16.5
Investment in joint venture                                                       1.8                  2.1
Other investments                                                                   -                  0.1
                                                                                 24.3                 18.7

Current assets

Stocks and work in progress                               7                     713.4                579.0
Debtors                                                                          11.6                 11.0
Bank and cash deposits                                    8                       1.2                  6.2
                                                                                726.2                596.2

Creditors due within one year                                                  (235.6)              (174.5)
Creditors due after more than one year                                         (134.4)              (134.7)
Provisions for liabilities and charges                                           (3.9)                (3.7)
                                                                               (373.9)              (312.9)

Net assets                                                                      376.6                302.0

Capital and Reserves
Called up share capital                                                          15.9                 15.9
Share premium account                                                            53.2                 52.3
Revaluation reserve                                                               0.3                  0.3
Revaluation of shares in subsidiary                                                 -                    -
Capital redemption reserve                                                        7.0                  7.0
Consolidation reserve                                                             0.9                  0.9
Profit and loss account                                                         299.3                225.6

Equity shareholders' funds                                6                     376.6                302.0

                          12 MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2004

                                                                               2004          2003
                                                              Note               #m            #m

Cash inflow from operating activities                          10              24.5          59.6
Returns on investments and servicing of
Net interest paid                                                              (8.0)         (7.3)
Issue costs of new bank borrowings                                                -          (0.5)
Net cash (outflow) from returns on                                             (8.0)         (7.8)
investments and servicing of finance
Corporation tax paid                                                          (34.1)        (29.2)

Capital expenditure and financial investment
Net (purchases)/sales of tangible fixed assets                                 (7.1)         (2.4)
Payment to joint venture                                                       (0.5)         (2.7)

Net overdrafts acquired                                                           -          (7.9)
Dividends paid                                                                (12.7)        (10.4)
Net cash (outflow) before financing                                           (37.9)         (0.8)
Financing and liquid resources
Issue of ordinary share capital                                                 0.5           0.3
Cash deposits - restricted use                                                 (0.6)         (0.6)
Net movement in bank borrowings                                                10.0          55.0
Net cash inflow from financing                                                  9.9          54.7
(Decrease)/Increase in cash in period                                         (28.0)         53.9
Cash deposits - restricted use                                                  0.6           0.6
Net movement in bank borrowings                                               (10.0)        (55.0)
Net movement in issue costs of bank borrowings                                 (0.1)          0.4
Change in net (debt)                                                          (37.5)         (0.1)
Net (debt) at start of period                                                 (93.2)        (93.1)
Net (debt) at end of period                                                  (130.7)        (93.2)


1. Basis of preparation

The above results and the accompanying notes do not constitute statutory
accounts within the meaning of Section 240 of the Companies Act 1985.  They are
based on the full accounts which have received an unqualified report by the
auditors and will be filed with the Registrar of Companies.  The Group has
adopted UITF Abstract 38 'Accounting for ESOP Trusts' which also amended UITF 17
'Employee Share Schemes' and as a result, the comparative figures for 2003 have
been restated (see Note 6).

2. Segmental information

                                                                      2004              2003
                                                                        #m                #m
Homes                                                               662.7             596.0
Commercial                                                            7.2              11.9
                                                                    669.9             607.9
Share of Framing Solutions JV                                         0.4               0.4
                                                                    670.3             608.3

Profit on ordinary activities before taxation
Homes                                                               131.2             111.5
Commercial                                                            2.7               3.0
                                                                    133.9             114.5
Share of Framing Solutions JV                                        (1.2)             (0.8)
                                                                    132.7             113.7
Interest                                                             (8.6)             (7.6)
                                                                    124.1             106.1

Net assets
Homes                                                               487.1             376.9
Commercial                                                           18.4              16.2
Share of Framing Solutions JV                                         1.8               2.1
                                                                    507.3             395.2
Net (debt)                                                         (130.7)            (93.2)
                                                                    376.6             302.0

In 2004, net operating expenses were comprised of #39.7m administrative expenses
and other operating income of #0.7m in respect of the sale of an office.

In 2003, net operating expenses were comprised entirely of administrative

3. Tax on Profit on Ordinary Activities

                                                                              2004               2003
                                                                                #m                 #m
Current year
UK corporation tax at 30% (2003:30%)                                          36.8               30.1
Under provision in respect of prior year                                       0.4                  -
Share of Framing Solutions' taxation credit                                   (0.4)              (0.2)
                                                                              36.8               29.9
Deferred tax
Origination and reversal of timing differences                                 0.4                1.9
                                                                              37.2               31.8

Reconciliation of current taxation charge
Tax on total profits @ 30% (2003:30%)                                         37.2               31.8
Under provision in respect of prior year                                       0.4                  -
Origination and reversal of timing differences                                (0.4)              (1.9)
Rolled over capital gains net of expenses                                     (0.4)                 -
not deductible for tax purposes
Current tax charge                                                            36.8               29.9

4. Dividends

The final dividend of 6.0p will be recommended to shareholders for approval at
the Annual General Meeting on 3 November 2004.  This dividend will be paid on 19
 November 2004 to shareholders whose names are on the Register of Members at
close of business on 24 September 2004.  The shares will become ex-dividend on
22 September 2004.  This dividend, when added to the interim, makes a total
dividend for the year of 9.0p (2003: 7.5p).

5. Earnings per share

The calculation of the basic earnings per share of 54.8p (2003: 46.9p) is based
on Group profit on ordinary activities after taxation of #86.9m (2003: #74.3m)
and on the weighted average number of 10p ordinary shares in issue of 158.6m
(2003:158.3m). The average reflects an adjustment in respect of surplus shares
held in trust under the Redrow Long Term Share Incentive Plan.

Diluted earnings per share has been calculated in accordance with FRS 14 based
on the weighted average number of 10p ordinary shares in issue of 159.2m (2003:

6. Reconciliation of movement in equity shareholders' funds
                                                                             2004                 2003
                                                                               #m                   #m
Opening shareholders' funds                                                 302.0                239.2
Retained profit for the period                                               72.6                 62.4
Shares issued                                                                 0.9                  0.5
Credit in respect of LTSIP                                                    1.6                  0.1
Contribution to QUEST                                                        (0.5)                (0.2)
Closing shareholders' funds                                                 376.6                302.0

The change in accounting policy resulting from the adoption of UITF 38 and the
amended UITF 17 has resulted in the comparative figures for 2003 being restated
as follows:


At 1 July 2003 as previously reported                                                   301.3
Shares owned by Employee Benefit Trust                                                   (0.5)
Credit in respect of UITF 17 amounts expensed                                             1.2

At 1 July 2003 as restated                                                              302.0

7. Stocks and work-in-progress
                                                                       2004                            2003
                                                                         #m                              #m
Land held for development                                             419.0                           327.3
Work-in-progress                                                      316.4                           257.9
Stock of showhomes                                                      7.0                             9.4
                                                                      742.4                           594.6
Cash on account                                                       (29.0)                          (15.6)
                                                                      713.4                           579.0

8. Bank and cash deposits

Bank and cash deposits at 30 June 2004 of #1.2m (2003:#6.2m) represent balances
on deposit accounts.

9. Amounts due in respect of development land
                                                                        2004                            2003
                                                                          #m                              #m

Due within one year                                                     56.1                            35.2
Due after more than one year                                            29.7                            40.1
                                                                        85.8                            75.3

10. Analysis of cash flow from operating activities
                                                                       2004                            2003
                                                                         #m                              #m
Total operating profit                                                132.7                           113.7
Add back share of joint venture operating loss                          1.2                             0.8
Group operating profit                                                133.9                           114.5
Depreciation, including profits and losses on
disposal of fixed assets                                                1.1                             1.7
Increase in stock and work-in-progress                               (134.4)                          (61.1)
Movement in debtors, creditors
and provisions                                                         23.9                             4.5
Cash inflow from operating activities                                  24.5                            59.6

11. Half Year Comparison
                                                             6 months to                    6 months to
                                                                 30 June                    31 December
                                                                    2004                           2003

Unit sales                                                          2,288                         1,996

                                                                      #m                             #m
Turnover                                                           359.3                          311.0

Operating profit                                                    72.1                           60.6
Interest                                                            (4.7)                          (3.9)
                                                                    67.4                           56.7

12. Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Redrow plc will be held at St. David's Park Hotel,
St. David's Park, Flintshire on 3 November 2004, commencing at 12.00 noon.
A copy of this statement is available for inspection at the registered office.

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