Halma delivers sustained shareholder value.
We consistently deliver record profits, high returns,
and strong cash flows with low levels of balance sheet
gearing. We have a 35-year track record of growing
dividend payments by 5% or more every year.
Our strategy is to have a diverse group of businesses building strong competitive advantage
in specialised safety, health and environmental technology markets with resilient growth drivers.
These growth drivers include increasing Health and Safety regulation, demand for healthcare and
demand for life-critical resources. They ensure that demand for our products is sustained, in both
developed and developing regions, through periods of significant macro-economic change.
Organic growth generates the resources we need to fund acquisitions and keep
increasing dividends. We generate organic growth by increasing levels of investment in people
development, new product development and in establishing platforms for our businesses to grow
in international markets.
Our portfolio consists of small to medium-sized manufacturing businesses operating in 23 countries
and we have major operations in Europe, the USA and Asia. Our principal customer sectors
are commercial and public buildings, utilities, healthcare/medical, science/environment, process
industries and energy/resources. This market diversity contributes to our ability to sustain growth
through economic cyclicality.
We manage the mix of businesses in our Group to ensure we can sustain strong growth and
returns over the long term. We acquire businesses to accelerate penetration of more attractive
market niches, we merge businesses when market characteristics change and we exit markets
which offer less attractive long-term growth and returns through carefully planned disposals.
Halma’s resilient market qualities, sustained investment in organic growth and active portfolio
management position us strongly to maintain high levels of performance and create shareholder
value in the future.
Total Shareholder Return (five years)