Kindred CEO: “No item is sacred” when it comes to cost-cutting
Henrik Tjärnström, CEO of Kindred, has said that “no item is sacred” in terms of cutting costs on an earnings call addressing Kindred’s Q4 trading update released earlier today (13 January).
Although Kindred’s Q4 revenue is projected to rise 24.5% year-on-year to £305.0m (€343.1m/$372.2m), Kindred said this was not up to expectations and vowed to take “immediate action”.
Addressing this, Tjärnström said that Kindred would review all areas of cost in order to improve spending for 2023, adding that no cost-cutting is off the table.
“We are looking to review all cost items for efficiency purposes and refreshing our channels for spending in 2023,” he said. “We cannot comment on the overall number at this point.
“But we’re clearly looking across the P&L [profit and loss], and no item is sacred in that sense.”
He said this was due to how vastly the Q4 revenue is set to depart from Kindred’s, and the market’s, expectations.
“We take this very seriously, and the deviation that we see fro..