Japanese supermarket operator Seiyu today [Monday] warned investors it expects to post a further loss of ¥29bn (US$236.2m).

The loss is a stock appraisal loss on the forthcoming disposal of a non-bank financing unit to the Lone Star Group of the US, reported Reuters. Last month the company reported it forecast a stock appraisal loss of ¥22.7bn for debt-heavy subsidiary Tokyo City Finance, which Seiyu expects to sell on 29 November, but now expects the total loss to be closer to ¥51.7bn.

Due mainly to the originally announced stock appraisal loss, Seiyu suffered a group net loss of ¥22.39bn for the half year ended in August, the report continued.