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CRH is a diversified international building materials company. Co. is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a range of building materials products from the fundamentals of heavy materials and elements to construct the frame, through value-added products that complete the building envelope, to distribution channels which service construction fit-out and renewal. Co. operates seven operating segments: Europe Heavyside, Europe Lightside, Europe Distribution, Americas Materials, Americas Products, Americas Distribution and Asia.
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We reiterate our Buy recommendation with a target price of € 15.60. Aside from the restoration of the market’s confidence, the key point is the upcoming strategic plan expected to be unveiled at end-2019. It should be based on enhancing the operating performance and resuming value creation, which should in turn act as a catalyst for the group's re-rating. Our analysis of the various strategic options indicates a positive risk-reward profile. - ...
Nous réitérons notre opinion Achat avec un OC de 15.60 €. Au-delà du retour à la confiance du marché, l’enjeu demeure le prochain plan stratégique qui sera dévoilé en fin d’année 2019. Il devra être fondé sur un socle d’amélioration de la performance opérationnelle et de retour à la création de valeur afin de constituer le catalyseur d’une revalorisation du groupe. Notre analyse des différentes options stratégiques aboutit à un risk reward positif. - ...
>End of the line for distribution - CRH has announced the signature of an agreement for the divestment of its Europe Distribution to the private equity funds managed by Blackstone for an EV of € 1.64bn (excluding a consideration of € 50m subject to respecting of a number of other contractual clauses). In 2018, this segment generated sales of € 3.86bn (i.e. 14% of group sales) and an EBITDA of € 181m (i.e. 5% of group EBITDA). On this basis, the price paid stands at 10...
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is satisfactory, though accelerated vesting is possible. Potential and actual total variable remuneration exceed guidelines, but not very much. They are moderate in comparison with UK market practice. Overall, the quantum during the year was not excessive. We recommend shareholders vote in favor.
Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Report The structure is weighted more heavily towards short-term performance. One of the performance metrics for the LTI is the payment of sustainable dividends, which is not considered appropriate as executives can potentially influence the payout level. The LTI also includes relative TSR as a performance metric. Nevertheless, the quantum is not excessive and even maximum potential amounts are moderate. On balance, we recommend shareholders vote in favor. Item 4: Approve the Remuneration PolicyThe main concern with the Company's remuneration policy is that pa...
Item 2: Approve the Remuneration ReportThe remuneration structure is unsatisfactory. The main concern at the Company is that the potential maximum incentive pay including the bonus, matching shares on the deferred portion of the bonus and the LTI amounts to 1000% of base salary, which is considered grossly excessive. Actual incentive pay during the year was1.6 times the ECGS limit. Furthermore, variable remuneration is overly reliant on a single performance metric, benchmark profit before tax. A second performance criteria will be used in the coming year. We note that the Company has adjusted ...
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