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USA

Ferguson is the leading distributor of plumbing and heating products in the USA. It operates nationally serving the residential, commercial, civil and industrial markets.

7

Business units

1,423

Branches

13

Distribution centres

23,986

Employees

Business units

We operate seven business units in the USA offering different categories of plumbing and heating products and solutions to fit the customers’ needs. Six of the business units predominantly serve trade customers with one serving mainly consumers. There are no direct competitors that operate across all of our markets. Each business unit has its own competitors which range from large national companies, including trade sales by large home improvement chains, to small, privately owned distributors. At the end of the year we operated 1,423 branches serving all 50 states with 23,986 associates. The branches are served by 13 distribution centres, providing same day and next day product availability, a key competitive advantage. 

Blended Branches

The Blended Branches business provides plumbing and heating solutions to customers across the residential and commercial sectors for Repairs, Maintenance and Improvement (“RMI”) and new construction.

1

Market position

60%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2016/17

Waterworks

The Waterworks business is the largest waterworks distributor in the USA. It distributes pipes, valves and fittings (PVF), hydrants, meters and related water management products alongside related services including water line tapping and pipe fusion. Waterworks sales tend to be part of large planned projects to public and private water sewer authorities, utility contractors, public works/line contractors and heavy highway contractors on residential, commercial and municipal projects across the water, sanitary sewer and storm water management markets.

 

1

Market position

16%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2016/17

B2C E-commerce

The B2C e-commerce business sells home improvement products directly to consumers via a network of online stores, the primary brand is build.com. the business is supported by a call centre of product experts to provide product advice and to assist customers with orders.

1

Market position

7%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2016/17

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

The HVAC business is an industry leader in wholesale heating and cooling distribution offering heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies to specialist contractors.

3

Market position

7%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2016/17

Other

The other business units include:

The Fire and Fabrication business supplies fire protection systems to commercial contractors.

The Industrial business is a supplier of PVF and industrial maintenance, repair and operations (“IMRO”). The Facilities Supplies business provides products, services and solutions to enable reliable maintenance of facilities across multiple RMI markets including multi-family properties, government agencies, hospitality, education and healthcare. 

The Facilities Supply business provides products, services and solutions to enable reliable maintenance of facilities across multiple RMI markets including multi-family properties, government agencies, hospitality, education and healthcare.

10%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2016/17

Our performance

£11,824m

revenue (79% of group)

£950m

trading profit

8.0%

trading margin

5-year performance £m (%)

Quarterly like-for-like revenue growth (%)

Revenue by market sector (%)