All The Restaurant Group (TRG) articles

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    Retailer’s Retailer Awards 2021 winners


    The best of the best in the hospitality industry were recognised at MCA’s 2021 Retailer’s Retailer Awards, which were broadcast live on 11 March.

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    TRG’s capital raise will better position it for growth, say analysts


    The Restaurant Group (TRG) announcement of a £175m capital raise, yesterday (10 March), has been met positively by analysts, who believe it better position the business for future growth.

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    TRG revenues down more than 50 percent


    The Restaurant Group (TRG) has seen total revenues down 57% to £459.8m, for the 52 weeks ended 27 December 2020.

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    TRG announces £175m capital raise


    The Restaurant Group (TRG) has announced a proposed capital raise of £175m, by way of a firm placing, and placing and open offer.

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    TRG debt renegotiation met with positive reaction


    The Restaurant Group’s (TRG) announcement yesterday (1 March) that it had renegotiated is debt facilities has been met with positive notes from analysts.

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    TRG commits to new £500m debt facilities


    The Restaurant Group (TRG) has signed commitments in relation to £500m of new debt facilities, which comprise a £380m term loan facility and a £120m super senior revolving credit facility.

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    Hospitality companies see stocks rise on back of roadmap announcement


    Investors have snapped up hospitality and leisure stocks following the announcement by Boris Johnson of his roadmap out of lockdown on Monday.

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    JP Morgan on The Restaurant Group


    JP Morgan has downgraded its revenue forecasts for The Restaurant Group (TRG) as the likelihood of significant restrictions continuing past the first quarter of this year increase; but it remains positive about the group’s expansion prospects, particular through Wagamama. 

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    TRG appoints new non-exec director


    The Restaurant Group (TRG) has appointed Alex Gersh as a non-executive director. He will join the board on 23 February 2021 and will become a member of both the audit and nominations committees.

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    Leading operators come together to establish Zero Carbon Forum


    Burger King, Brewdog, Nando’s and The Restaurant Group are among leading hospitality operators who have come together to establish the Zero Carbon Forum.

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    TRG hopes to move forward with airport sites


    The Restaurant Group is hoping to press ahead with plans to open four new sites in 2021 at Manchester Airport, though opening dates will depend on a return of passenger numbers in the new year, MCA understands.

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    Restaurant Group CEO Andy Hornby: TRG is emerging stronger and leaner


    Under normal circumstances, any CEO of a restaurant group posting a half-year loss of over £200m would be gone. But these are not normal circumstances. So despite that huge fall in pre-tax profits, over half of which was down to restructuring costs, The Restaurant Group CEO Andy Hornby believes the 400-site business is in “good shape, all things considered. You have to judge your performance in the context of what’s going on around you.” Has there ever been context as chaotic as this? “It’s such a strange period,” says Hornby, and it’s fair to say that sales and profits have been so wildly skewed by the events of the last few months that judging any operation by the numbers over the last six months feels pointless.

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    Analysts Verdict: The Restaurant Group


    J.P. Morgan: We expect a positive market reaction to Restaurant Group’s 1H results. The Group shows it is taking decisive action with its restructuring plan exiting underperforming sites and agreeing improved rental terms with landlord and airport partners. Trading performance post-lockdown is encouraging with Wagamama and Pubs seeing solid LFL growth and outperform their markets, while Leisure has traded in line with the market, and Concessions’ sales being ahead of the passenger declines. In response to COVID-19, costs have been reduced and liquidity has been improved with ND of c.£311m being better than management earlier anticipated. We update our model, reducing forecasts and hence lower our Dec-20 DCF based price target to 110p. Remain OW.

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    TRG hopes to be “one of the long-term winners” with 40% retained estate


    The Restaurant Group has reported “very encouraging” post-lockdown trading as it hopes its 60% estate reduction will allow it to emerge as “one of the long-term winners.”

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    TRG revises remuneration policy


    The Restaurant Group has announced its intention to replace its performance-based long-term incentive plan (LTIP) with a restricted share plan. The company’s existing remuneration policy is set to expire in 2021, but given the “exceptional events” of 2020 related to the pandemic, the committee has decided to accelerate its review and has recommended a new plan “which is better aligned to the long-term interests of the company and its shareholders.”

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    TRG director leaves amid leisure restructure


    The Restaurant Group divisional MD Nick Shelmerdine has left the group following the downsizing of its leisure divisions.

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    TRG secures £50m through CLBILS


    The Restaurant Group has secured a loan of £50m through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBISL) as it looks to increase flexibility in its banking facilities.

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    TRG successful in CVA bid


    The Restaurant Group has confirmed that its proposed CVA for its leisure estate has been approved. It said over 82% of all creditors voted in favour of the proposal (75% approval required) and over 65% of the unconnected creditors voted in favour of the proposal (50% approval required).

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    TRG launches CVA to close 125 sites


    The Restaurant Group has announced a proposal to enter a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) for its leisure estate.