14 October 2016
At today's Annual General Meeting, the Rank Group Plc (LSE: RNK) (Rank or the Group) will announce the following trading update for the 15 weeks to 9 October 2016.
Rank today announces total Group like-for-like revenue for the 15 weeks to 9 October 2016 has grown by 1%, with total revenue flat. On a channel basis, venues revenue was down 1% and digital revenue grew by 7%.
Grosvenor Casinos' venue like-for-like revenue declined by 1%, principally driven by a lower than average margin and lower customer visits. Mecca venue like-for-like revenue was flat.
Grosvenor Casinos' digital channel continued to grow strongly, with revenue up 30% in the period. Mecca's digital revenue fell by 4% in the period, however trends in recent weeks have been encouraging.
Management's expectations for the full year remain unchanged.
Rank will announce its half year results on 26 January 2017.
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Notes to editors:
1. Figures are not adjusted for customer incentives.
2. Like-for-like excludes the effects of clubs openings, closures and relocations.
3. All comparisons are with the same 15 week period in 2015.
This information is provided by RNS