PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) - French construction materials
company St Gobain said it was targeting record annual
results for 2021 as it posted higher interim profits, led by
growth in all its main markets.
St Gobain's first-half operating profit surged to 2.376
billion euros ($2.82 billion) from 827 million a year earlier,
while revenues rose 24.6% from last year to 22.13 billion euros.
"Against this supportive backdrop, we are targeting a very
strong increase in operating income over full-year 2021 to a new
all-time high, and for second-half 2021 we are confident in the
groups ability to deliver like-for-like operating income close
to the previous record of second-half 2020," said St Gobain
chief executive Benoit Bazin. ($1 = 0.8414 euros)
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta. Editing by Jane Merriman)