December 9, 2016 / 2:45 PM / 9 months ago

Sears Canada posts bigger quarterly loss

People walk past the main Sears store in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark

(Reuters) - Department store operator Sears Canada Inc reported a bigger third-quarter loss as it same-store sales were hit by a lack of attractive financing options due to the termination of a key credit card agreement.

Sears terminated its credit card marketing and servicing agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank in November last year.

The company said Billy Wong, its interim chief financial officer since July, would take over the CFO role on a permanent basis.

The company’s net loss widened to C$120 million ($91.09 million), or C$1.18 per share, in the quarter ended Oct. 29 from C$53.2 million, or 52 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.

Sears Canada’s same-store sales fell 7.1 percent in the quarter, while overall revenue tumbled 21 percent to C$625.2 million.

Reporting by Vishaka George in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Anil D'Silva

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