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Redrow's share price jumps as it announces record results

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Redrow's share price jumped five per cent in morning trading after the housebuilder announced a record set of results.

The figures

Redrow's revenue was up 20 per cent to £1.38bn, which the company said was down to a 17 per cent increase in completions and a seven per cent increase in the average selling price of units.

For the year ending 30 June, the housebuilder made a pre-tax profit of £250m, an increase of 23 per cent on last year's figure.

6 September 2016 @ 8:30amRedrow (RDW)

In the first 10 weeks of the year, sales were up eight per cent.

Why it's interesting

The government's Help to Buy scheme boosted Redrow's completions, the company said, helping it to continue to deliver growth.

Anthony Codling at Jefferies Bank said: "Once again Help to Buy takes a leading role in today's results. Help to Buy (for those with access to it) is a fine antidote to Brexit Blues."

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What Redrow said

Steve Morgan, chairman of Redrow, said: "I am delighted to report that for the third consecutive year Redrow has delivered a record set of results.

"Our strategy of continued growth for the business is on track and I am confident this will be another year of significant progress for Redrow."

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