Building manufacturing company Brickworks (ASX:BKW)
report their net profit after tax soared 22 per cent to $71 million for the half year ending January this year, compared to their prior corresponding period.
Underlying earnings before interest, tax and depreciation from continuing operations was down 4 per cent to $163 million. Their revenue dropped 4 per cent.
The company reported performance across their building products as mixed. Australian operations was largely unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic delivering higher earnings. Meanwhile, building activity in the US was severely disrupted.
The company is paying a dividend of 21 cents per share, up 5 per cent to be paid in April.
Shares in Brickworks (ASX:BKW)
are trading 3.9 per cent higher at $19.65.