LONDON Jan 5 Britain's second biggest
housebuilder by volume Persimmon said its sales were up
since Britons backed leaving the European Union and posted an
expected 8 percent rise in full-year revenue to 3.14 billion
pounds ($3.9 billion).
Persimmon, which built 15,171 homes across Britain last
year, said its sales rate increased by 15 percent between July
and December and that reservations remained healthy during the
autumn season, echoing the positive sentiment expressed by many
of its peers.
It said it would continue to buy land for future
developments, one of the biggest costs borne by a housebuilder,
but added that uncertainty created by the June 23 referendum
outcome might affect its decision-making.
(Reporting by Costas Pitas, Editing by Paul Sandle)