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Bargain UK housebuilders, but which should you go for?

Bargain UK housebuilders, but which should you go for?
Our latest Premium Research takes a close look at all the leading UK housebuilders, several of which are yielding more than 10%, but with so many to choose from, which should you go for? Rather than trying to pick individual winners it might be worthwhile buying a basket of stocks as our research here suggests.

We favour housebuilders with little or no debt, which support the attractive dividend payments, decent operating margins and broad geographical exposure. We also suggest a smaller alternative play to the mainstream housebuilders, whose share price has fallen significantly over the past few months. Read on for our review of all the main players.

Major UK housebuilders by market capitalisation
Major UK housebuilders by market capitalisation


1. Persimmon (PSN)

The nationwide housebuilder constructs over 16,000 new homes a year in more than 380 locations

Mkt cap: £6.0bn

Index: FTSE 100

Revenue year ending 30 April: 2018 £3.6bn

Net income: £787m

Most recent update: 7 November 2018

A decent third quarter trading statement for the period from 1 July to 6 November 2018 with private sales 3% ahead of last year. Persimmon is fully sold up for the current year and has £987m of forward sales reserved…

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