Growth for Murphy

Chief executive John Murphy

Total group revenue for the year ended 31st December 2021 was up 14% to £1,270m (2020: £1,114m) and underlying operating profit was up 67% to £21.7m (2020: £13.0m) with strong contributions from all sectors of the business.

The bottom line pre-tax profit figure has yet to be disclosed by Murphy – its 2021 accounts have not yet been filed with Companies House.

However, the company reports that group net assets increased by 20% during the year to £248.6m (2020: £206.6m) – this is attributed to strong operating performance and improvements in property valuations – net cash reserves reached £216.6m by year-end (2020: £173.8m).

Chief executive John Murphy said: “These results reflect the strengthening resilience across the Group and the benefits of actions we have taken in recent years to improve contract selectivity, enhance relationships with our key client base, and to focus on generating a strong cash position.”

He added: “At the year end, we had a high quality and growing order book of more than £2.239bn, up 28% from the previous year, giving us an exciting pipeline of opportunities which underpin our confidence for the years to come, as we look to deliver on our ambition of being the leading family-owned construction business.”

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