Half Year Results 

Barratt promises more special dividends

Barratt promises more special dividends

UK housebuilders are alive and kicking, if half-year results from Barratt Developments (BDEV) are anything to go by. Trading in the last six months of 2018 saw operating margins up from 17.9 per cent to 19.2 per cent, while the return on capital employed (ROCE) rose from 28.3 per cent to 29.5 per cent.

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