Outcry at Foxtons as the chiefs of the company was being paid bonuses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars even as the company made a loss on its annual report. What is more outrageous is that the bonuses were hiked from the last year even after the company made a loss. 22 percent of the stakeholders rejected the remuneration report and said that it was nothing but fat cat pay to the officials who had not even managed to take the company into a profit margin. The shares of the company have plummeted by 36% and are nowhere near the standards that they once were in the past. Thus, it becomes quite difficult in this circumstance that the company can still afford to pay a pumped up bonus to its top officials.
This revolt is bad news in itself. It means that the company will be shamed by the investment association as being a cause of uproar and revolt by its own shareholders. This is bound to hurt the reputation and n turn the market standing of the company. In addition to making losses, the company also revealed that the number of houses that it has sold in London has dropped to a record low in number. It has never put forth a result as bad as this one that it just did. In the same quarter last year, it had outperformed itself but this year proved to be the undoing of the company as it has posted its lowest quarterly report. In the middle of this storm, it was bound that someone would be losing his chair in the company, the financial chief, Mark Berry was said to have mutually agreed to leave his position in the company and vacate his capacity.
It was evident that someone would have to face the axe as the company was making losses while the executives were getting bonuses lose to a million and half a million dollars. Thus, after this storm blew over, Mark Berry was relieved of his capacity, his chair remains empty. The board of the company has also blamed the uncertainty that surrounds the fate of Britain and the conditions surrounding the Brexit situation as to why the company performed so badly. What remains to be seen is the direction in which they will go from here.
The shares of the company have dipped 4.7 percent, and the stock prices have fallen. In the coming quarters, the company expects to make up for the losses that it has sustained in the subsequent quarter. After the AGM, certain new course of action was announced that would lead the company to new heights and make the future brighter. Foxton hopes to minimize its loss and climb back in the market on the back of some solid performance in the coming quarter. The future of the company is not dark but their position right now is one that they should be careful of, it can go either way.