Argos owner reveals 60% decline in profits02/05/2012 - 15:12:09
Argos' owner has pulled the plug on its shareholder dividend after revealing a 60% plunge in annual profits.
Home Retail Group's decision to cut the payout triggered a further 12% slump in shares.
The company, which also owns Homebase, made a profit of £90m (€110.2m) in 2011, down £60m (€73.5m) on the previous year.
The results have fuelled speculation over whether Home Retail plans to cull any of its estate of 748 Argos shops and 341 Homebase outlets.
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