Seritage Will Not Help Sears Avoid Death Spiral

One also has to wonder what Seritage investors are actually buying. Seritage purchased the properties from Sears for $2.72 billion, yet it only raised $1.6 billion through the IPO. It is unclear how it will generate revenue because all but 11 of the properties it owns are leased back to Sears, a company that’s losing $2 billion a quarter. There’s no guarantee that Sears will be able to cover those lease payments.

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