Sports Direct has said it regrets rescuing House of Fraser in its much-delayed full-year results which reveal a fall in profits.
The firm, which bought the department store out of administration a year ago, said: “If we had the gift of hindsight we might have made a different decision in August 2018.”
Sports Direct delayed publishing its results, partly due to uncertainty over the future trading of House of Fraser.
Underlying profits fell 6% to £287.8m.
But Sports Direct said that total sales for the year to 28 April rose by 10.2% to £3.7bn.