Shares in Thomas Cook are continuing to fall following last week’s profit warning.
On Monday, shares in the group were down more than 18% and have tumbled almost 70% since last week.
The airline and travel agent has downgraded profit forecasts twice in two months, blaming the heatwave for affecting bookings over summer.
“2018 was a disappointing year for Thomas Cook, despite achieving some important milestones in our strategy for transforming the business,” said the group’s chief executive Peter Fankhauser last week.
“After a good start to the year, we experienced a larger-than-anticipated decline in gross margin following the prolonged period of hot weather in our key summer trading period,” he added.
“Our final result is expected to be around £30 million lower than previously guided, due to a number of legacy and non-recurring charges to underlying EBIT. Within this, profit in our tour operating business fell £88 million as the sustained heatwave restricted our ability to achieve the planned margins in the last quarter.”
Full-year profit expectations were down by £30 million. Earnings to the end of September will be £250 million. Sales of holidays to its own-brand hotels increased by 15%.
Shares in the group (LON: TCG) are currently trading down 18.60% at 24,50p (1303GMT).