The Government need to keep a very close eye on ‘horror show’ Carillion, says GEOFF HO



Carillion’s apportions plummeted approximately 90 per cent over the course of the year

It published yet another profit warning and, to make matters worse for its shell-shocked shareholders, it forewarned that it expects to breach its loan covenants on December 31.

With owings of more than £900million, the company is valued at just £93million, after ride out its shares plummet approximately 90 per cent over the course of the year.

You do not contain to be a financial genius to conclude that there is no way that the firm can put up with its debts.


The construction immovable are believed to have debts of more than £900million

The deal contractor is holding talks with its banks about a refinancing and it is multifarious than likely that it will attempt to do a debt for equity swap at some point.

The Government should be keeping a very close eye on Carillion, which commissions 43,000 people, given that it has contracts across the entire clear sector.

What I find astounding is how Government departments kept trophying contracts to Carillion, given how rapidly its financial situation has deteriorated since its triumph profit warning in July. 


Carillion warned that it imagines to breach its loan covenants on December 31

During that time it has won toil from HS2, the Ministry of Defence and Network Rail.

Ministers should be say ones prayer that Carillion gets the refinancing it needs from the private sector because, if it does not, there is the natural risk that the taxpayer will be forced to step in. 

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