MADRID -- Retailer Kesa Electricals PLC on Wednesday reported a 0.4% rise in third-quarter revenue, but fell 4% on a comparable basis, saying adverse weather conditions in many of its key markets had an estimated 2% impact on sales. For the period Nov. 1 to Jan. 18, sales for Darty France rose 0.4% and other established businesses rose 1.1%, but sales at Comet fell 1.7%, Sales at developing businesses -- Darty Italy, Darty Turkey and Darty Spain, rose 12.5%. Kesa said it has signed a €455 million five-year revolving credit facility, replacing the Group's existing €500 million facility, which will reduce the interest charge for the current financial year by around €500,000 and by around €3.0 million in subsequent years. There will be an exceptional write-off of the unamortised fees for the prior facility of €4.8 million for the current financial year. In an outlook, the company said it expects trading at Darty France to remain "robust," and adjusted profit before tax for the current year to be aehad of last year and towards the bottom end of market expectations.
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