SSP shakes the tin, will WH Smith be next?
With revenues across its UK and continental European operations down as much as 85%, SSP Group, the operator of food concessions at rail stations and airports, has tapped shareholders for more money. WH Smith is probably thinking of doing the same.
As the majority of rents it pays to landlords are set as a percentage of revenue, travel concession stand owner SSP Group (LON:SSPG) has some in-built cost controls, but it’s yet another business which has little to fall back-on during the crushing challenges of the coronavirus outbreak.
Cash generated over the past few years has been used to support high dividends and more recently share buybacks. The latest buyback of up to £100m has now been suspended…
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