Woolworths has announced a total first-half loss of $2.09 billion, caused by troubles with the Masters home improvement chain.
It also unveiled Brad Danducci as its new chief executive, when reporting its financial performance for July 1 2015 to December 31 2015.
The hit came from a $3.25 billion one-off impairment on Woolworths’ exit from its Masters home improvement stores.
The loss attributable to equity holders was $972.7 million.
Revenue from Australian food, liquor and petrol declined 2.58 per cent to $24.96 billion.
The company cut its interim dividend from 67 to 44 cents per share, fully franked.
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– with AAP