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Hill & Smith (HILS) Interim results presentation - August 23

14 August 2023

Hill & Smith Executive Chair, Alan Giddins and Group Chief Financial Officer, Hannah Nichols present interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2023. The group saw a record trading performance with group revenue up 9% and operating profit up 20% on an organic constant currency basis.

Alan Giddins, Executive Chair
00:16 – H1 Highlights

Hannah Nichols, Group Chief Financial Officer
02:08 – H1 financial highlights
03:28 – Group overview
04:38 – Divisional performance
11:07 – Cash Generation
12:49 – ESG
13:37 – Financial framework

Alan Giddins, Executive Chair
14:53 – US Industrial exansion
16:21 – M&A update
20:08 – Investment case
21:04 – Outlook

Hill & Smith PLC is a leading provider of sustainable infrastructure products and services The Group employs c.4,250 people worldwide with the majority employed by its autonomous, agile, customer focussed operating businesses based in the UK, USA, Australia and India. The Group office is in the UK and Hill & Smith PLC is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HILS.L).

The Group’s operating businesses are organised into three main business divisions:

Galvanizing Services: increasing the sustainability and maintenance free life of steel products including structural steel work, lighting, bridges and other products for industrial and infrastructure markets.

Engineered Solutions: supplying engineered steel and composite solutions with low embodied energy for a wide range of infrastructure markets including power generation and distribution, marine, rail and housing. The division also supplies engineered pipe supports for the water, power and liquid natural gas markets and seismic protection solutions.

Roads & Security: supplying products and services to support road and highway infrastructure including temporary and permanent road safety barriers, intelligent traffic solutions, street lighting columns and bridge parapets. In addition, the division includes two businesses which are market leaders in the provision of off-grid solar lighting and power solutions. The security portfolio includes hostile vehicle mitigation solutions, high security fencing and automated gate solutions.

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