Building products group Boral (ASX:BLD) reported today showing net profit after tax (NPAT) before significant items is down 7 per cent to $440 million.
Commenting on the results CEO & Managing Director, Mike Kane, says in Australia, despite a marked slowdown in housing starts and lower concrete volumes, revenues were steady.
EBITDA remained strong although it was 6 per cent lower than past year.
Boral North America delivered revenue growth of 3 per cent to US$1.59 billion.
Meanwhile, the company is set to acquire Knauf Asia Plasterboard, to form an expanded 50:50 plasterboard joint venture (JV) in Asia.
Boral will return to 100 per cent ownership of USG Boral Australia & New Zealand.
Shares in Boral (ASX:BLD) are trading 17.64 per cent lower at $4.08.