SSP Group: announces H1-2024 financial results

London / UK. (ssp) British SSP Group PLC, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, announces its financial results for the half year ended 31 March 2024. The Group saw a good performance in H1-2024. SSP is on track to deliver full-year expectations and well-positioned for medium-term compounding growth and returns.

Chief Executive’s Commentary

Group-CEO Patrick Coveney: «The first half has been a period of continued momentum, and we’ve made good strategic and financial progress. At constant currency, the Group delivered double-digit sales growth in all our geographies around the world – with an exceptionally strong like-for-like sales performance in APAC and EEME. Our momentum is being supported by tailwinds from the high structural growth of the markets in which we operate, our proven ability to win and retain high-returning contracts and by our value creating acquisitions.

«Supporting our top-line growth is disciplined cost management, and we are pleased to have delivered year-on-year Ebitda growth of 24% and to be announcing an interim dividend.

«Trading momentum has continued into the second half, and we are confident in delivering on our expectations for the full year. In particular, we are well set to capitalise on what we anticipate will be a Summer of strong demand in all our markets – including Continental Europe, where the Olympics and the European Championships will help boost footfall in airports and stations. We will also start to realise the benefit of our latest value-creating acquisition in Australia and new market entries in New Zealand and Indonesia.

«As a business we are making good progress on our strategic priorities, thanks to the hard work and commitment of all our colleagues and the support of our clients and brand partners around the world. With our continued momentum and foundations in place for further expansion, we remain confident in our ability to deliver sustainable, compounding growth and returns for all our stakeholders in the years to come.» For additional information please read the company’s PDF file below (308 KB):