Currys Digital
Losses less than analysts feared, and cost-reduction programme remains on track

Dixons Retail has posted a pre-tax loss of £25.3m in the first half of its financial year to October 15th 2011, reports ERTonline.

This is a substanial increase on the £6.9m loss it recorded a year earlier, but is better than analysts predicted and net debt has been cut from £215.1m to £143.2m.

The company, which owns Currys Digital stores, also says it's on track to achieve £60m of cost reductions this year as part of a three-year, £150m cost-cutting programme.

In addition, Dixons says it has increased its market share and halved a downturn in like-for-like sales in the UK and Ireland from 10% to 5%. Customer satisfaction levels are also said to be rising.

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