April 26, 2017 / 6:15 AM / 4 months ago

BRIEF-CRH sees H1 EBITDA growth after "satisfactory" start to year

April 26 (Reuters) - CRH Plc

* A satisfactory start to 2017 with Q1 sales up 4 percent compared with a strong Q1 of 2016

* Group EBITDA for seasonally less significant first half of year is expected to be ahead of last year

* Based on current momentum, further progress in second half of year is anticipated

* In Europe, like-for-like sales growth of 6 percent was supported by stabilising trends in certain key markets

* Our expectation is that challenging market conditions in Philippines will continue in H2 Further company coverage: (Reporting By Padraic Halpin)

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