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Life remains far from easy for SSP Group

By Chris Bailey | Wednesday 9 June 2021

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Back in the day we all used to go to one of the 2,800 branded catering, 180 airport and/or 300 railways stations where SSP Group (SSPG) acts as a food supplier. Naturally matters have been a bit different over the last fifteen months, hence why the company’s interim results were pretty shocking with a 78.8% fall in revenue and a loss of nearly £300 million. No wonder it announced a money raising the other month, to help bring down its net debt level to just over £350 million. You can all guess the realities that the operator of Upper Crust since the 1980s and names such as Le Grand Comptoir and Camden food co. has faced as fewer people have travelled to cities, railway stations and airports.

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