7 October 2016
SPORTS DIRECT INTERNATIONAL PLC
("Sports Direct" or the "Company")
FY17 Guidance Update
In the Trading Update provided on 7 September 2016, the Company stated that it expected FY17 Underlying EBITDA to be in the region of £300m. This guidance was based on a GBP/USD rate of approximately 1.30.
In light of recent downward currency movements, the Company entered into a hedging arrangement with respect to the GBP/USD rate. Extreme movements overnight resulted in a crystallisation of that rate at 1.19, resulting in a negative impact of approximately £15m on the Company's FY17 Underlying EBITDA expectation.
In addition, after taking into account the hedging referred to above, if the GBP/USD rate is 1.20 on average for the remainder of FY17, then the negative impact on the Company's FY17 Underlying EBITDA expectation would be in the order of a further £20m.
Sports Direct International plc
Matt Pearson, Acting Chief Financial Officer
T. 0344 245 9200
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