Midas construction margin edges up to 0.5%

Aaron Morby 10 months ago
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Exeter-based Midas Group saw pre-tax profit recover to £1.6m this year from just £235,000 in 2016 after its residential business returned to profit and construction enjoyed stable supply chain pricing.

Midas has secured a £25m retirement homes scheme in Portishead for client PegasusLife where work will next month

Revenue remained static at around £213m after the retail business suffered a post-Brexit cancellation of one major scheme and deferral of another.

Midas has also now split its £61m turnover Mi-Space new-build and housing maintenance business into Mi-space Living and Mi-Space Property Services to better reflect its differing markets.

Strenthening residential demand saw the business deliver a £450,000 profit after running up a small loss in 2016.

The main construction division, which operates from six regional offices across the West Country and South up to Southampton, started to restore operation margin to 0.5% after delivering a near £700,000 profit from static revenue of £134m.

Finance director Duncan Rogerson said: “The group enters the new financial year with a strong order book found increasingly on negotiated and two-stage tender opportunities.

“With positions on 21 frameworks, this gives the board confidence that 2017/18 and beyond will see the Midas Group to achieve steady profitable growth.”

 

 

 

 

 

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