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Gannett's profits plunge by 33%

Guardian – 2012-01-31

Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the United States, posted lower than expected earnings for the final three months of 2011.It reported a 33% drop in income to $116.9m (£74m) compared with...

Economist group's profits up by 6%

Guardian – 2011-11-28

Further to my interview with the Economist group's chief executive, Andrew Rashbass, it has released its half-yearly results. They show that the group's operating profit rose in the first half of the...

Economist publisher boosts profits after digital-only subscribers top 100,000

Guardian – 2011-11-28

Publisher of the Economist reports 6% increase in operating profits to £26.2m as ad revenue grows by 12%The publisher of the Economist has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in operating profits to...

Amazon profits slump after heavy Kindle investment

The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 10:05 Amazon’s profits have dropped by 73% in its third quarter, with the company's investment in its Kindle e-readers blamed for the...

Dennis Publishing profits climb 53% to £3.6m

Media Week – 2011-10-17

Dennis Publishing, the company behind magazines including The Week and Men's Fitness, has reported pre-tax profits of £3.6m for 2010.

2010 profits fall at Canongate

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:49 Profits at Canongate for its 2010 financial year fell by 42.7%, which the publisher said reflected the cost of acquiring...

Quercus sees sales drop but profits rise

The Bookseller – 2011-09-27

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 10:33 Quercus saw an inevitable downturn in sales in the first half of 2011 after its Stieg Larsson enhanced 2010 numbers, but still...

Trinity Mirror profits fall 65%

Guardian – 2011-08-12

Improved circulation for Sunday titles after News of the World closure helps to stem the revenue decline for newspaper publisherTrinity Mirror has reported a 65% plunge in pre-tax profits to £28.9m...

Archant reports 60% fall in profits

Guardian – 2011-08-05

Newspaper and magazine publisher's revenues hit by slump in advertising and rising newsprint costsArchant, the regional newspaper and magazine publisher, has reported a plunge in profits of more than...

Washington Post's profits dive by 50%

Guardian – 2011-08-05

Education division's operating income plunges 82% in second quarter, as print and online businesses also sufferThe Washington Post has reported a 50% plunge in profits for the second quarter of 2011,...

Penguin's sales and profits fall in first half as digital rises

The Bookseller – 2011-07-29

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 29/07/2011 - 09:30 Penguin reported lower sales and profits in the first half of 2011 as it adjusted to the "unprecedented challenges"...

Random House profits marginally down in 2010

The Bookseller – 2011-07-29

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 29/07/2011 - 14:59 The Random House Group's turnover for 2010 is understood to have been £296m, staying level with 2009. Profit was slightly...

Profits surge at OUP

The Bookseller – 2011-07-28

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 14:11 Oxford University Press has described a surge in pretax profit by nearly 25% as "excellent", but said it does not underestimate...

Future's £2m US hit to hurt profits

The Independent – 2011-07-16

The magazine publisher Future has given a warning on profits for the second time this year after revealing it expects a £2m hit from worsening US sales.

BBC Magazines profits rise 9.1% to £21.6m

Media Week – 2011-07-12

In what is likely to be its final set of annual results before undergoing a change of ownership, BBC Magazines has recorded a 9% increase in operating profits, despite flat revenues, thanks to...

Economist pre-tax profits leap 20%

Media Week – 2011-06-21

The publisher of The Economist magazine has reported a 20% leap in pre-tax profits, fuelled by a "strong rebound" in advertising and the popularity of its digital offshoots.

Future Publishing reports 45% fall in profits

Guardian – 2011-05-20

Magazine publisher says market remains challenging as revenues fall to £68mFuture Publishing, home to titles including Total Film and Classic Rock, has reported a 45% fall in pre-tax profits in the...

Yell profits drop as print revenues fall 18%

Media Week – 2011-05-17

Yell Group, the indebted directories publisher, has reported pre-tax profits slipped 5.7% to £66.3m in the 12 months to the end of March.

E-books among's top sellers as its parent's profits tumble

The Bookseller – 2011-04-27

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 09:39 has reported a steep drop in profit despite boosting sales by over a third. also revealed that one print...

"Prudent" Egmont profits rise

The Bookseller – 2011-04-21

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 07:45 Egmont UK remains acquisitive but is predicting a "flat" year ahead. The specialist children's publisher reported sales down...

UK ad decline hits Gannett profits

Guardian – 2011-04-18

paidContent: Double-digit rise in publisher's digital revenue fails to offset slump in print income. By David Kaplan

Profits surge at HarperCollins during 2010

The Bookseller – 2011-04-14

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 14/04/2011 - 09:21 Profits at HarperCollins surged £25.3m due to "exceptional rights income" in its most recent set of financial results filed at...

Profits up at W H Smith amid "soft" book market

The Bookseller – 2011-04-14

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 14/04/2011 - 09:57 Like for like book sales at W H Smith have fallen by 3% in a "soft" market as the retailer reported a 3% increase in profits to...

Richard Desmond's papers 'to almost double profits in two years'

Guardian – 2011-04-07

Barclays Capital document provides insight into sort of valuation the entrepreneur's Express and Star titles might fetchBarclays Capital is hoping to entice potential bidders for Richard Desmond's...

Stieg Larsson's publisher hits record profits

The Independent – 2011-04-06

The success of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy drove UK publisher Quercus to record results in 2010, allowing the company to announce its maiden dividend.

Profits surge at Quercus, launches new imprint

The Bookseller – 2011-04-05

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 05/04/2011 - 09:38 Profits surged to £7.5m at Quercus last year, as the independent announced HarperCollins publishing director Susan Watt is to set...

Telegraph owner profits up 11 per cent

The Independent – 2011-03-18

Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the company that publishes The Telegraph newspaper, score a profits rise of 11 per cent last year. The group filed its accounts with Companies House yesterday, which...

Telegraph Group unveils £60m profits for 2010

Guardian – 2011-03-18

Rebound in advertising market and merger of print and digital operations lead to 'substantial' increaseProfits at Telegraph Media Group jumped 11% to almost £60m in 2010 thanks to a rebound in...

Profits drop 17% at Hachette in 2010, after 'spectacular' 2009

The Bookseller – 2011-03-10

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 10/03/2011 - 09:18 Profits at Hachette Livre fell almost 17% in 2010, a year in which the company's revenues "returned to normal" following the...

Profits at Anova increase 300%

The Bookseller – 2011-03-09

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 14:49 Profits at Anova have increased by almost 300% to £640,000 in 2010, according to provisional figures released by the independent...

WPP reports 28% rise in profits

Guardian – 2011-03-04

Advertising and marketing services company WPP says recovery in 2010 was more 'violent' than expectedSir Martin Sorrell's WPP has reported a 28% increase in pre-tax profits to £851m last year,...

HMV shares plunge on new profits warning

Guardian – 2011-03-01

HMV is now negotiating with its bankers to change its borrowing conditionsShares in HMV Group plunged by almost 25% in early trading on Tuesday after the troubled high street retailer issued its...

Penguin has best-ever year as Pearson profits leap

The Bookseller – 2011-02-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 28/02/2011 - 09:42 Penguin UK had its best ever year in 2010 as parent company Pearson reported a profits increase of 21% to £857m. For the...

Profits and sales up at John Smith

The Bookseller – 2011-02-28

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 28/02/2011 - 16:12 Strong sales in its UK campus stores have helped John Smith & Son to report a sales increase of 3.1% in its latest trading...

Ad slump hits New York Times profits

Guardian – 2011-02-03

Declines in advertising and circulation bring down New York Times Company's operating profit by 7.1% in fourth quarter of last yearNewspaper advertising remains in the doldrums and contributed to a...

Profits slip at New York Times

Guardian – 2011-02-03

Profits at the New York Times Company's in the final quarter of 2010 fell 26% compared to the same period the previous year largely due to declining print advertising. Ad revenue dropped more than...

Time Warner profits lifted by Harry Potter and advertising recovery

Guardian – 2011-02-02

Warner Studios and HBO parent reports 26% increase in fourth-quarter profit to $769m, boosted by hit films such as Harry Potter and InceptionHarry Potter and an improvement in TV advertising helped...

Jamie Oliver serves up healthy profits for FT publisher Pearson

Guardian – 2011-01-20

Celebrity chef's book Jamie's 30-Minute Meals is huge seller for PearsonJamie Oliver is helping Financial Times publisher Pearson to serve up record profits following the success of the celebrity...

Waterstone's improves, but HMV warns over profits

The Bookseller – 2011-01-05

Waterstone's delivered an improved...

Gannett, a Major News Publisher, Doubles Profits

New York Times – 2010-07-17

The company’s second-quarter profit more than doubled from a year earlier, helped by rebounding broadcast revenue and a 12 percent drop in expenses.

Thatcher unlikely to fight court ruling on book profits – 2010-03-17

Colin Thatcher is dismayed with a court ruling that says he can't make any money from a book he wrote about his case, but Thatcher's publisher says the convicted killer is unlikely to appeal.

Profits Jump at Hachette; December E-book Sales Soar

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-10

Hachette Book Group USA contributed the majority of the 24% earnings increase for Lagardere...

Pearson profits rise by 13% as FT publisher embraces digital future

Independent – 2010-03-02

Shares in Pearson hit an eight-year high yesterday after the publisher of the Financial Times and Penguin books announced a 13 per cent increase in pre-tax profits.

FT publisher Pearson reports soaring 2009 profits

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-01

British media group Pearson, publisher of the Financial Times newspaper and Penguin books, said Monday that net profits jumped by almost 50 percent last year, buoyed by its US education division.

Newspaper Shares Rise on Q4 Profits

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-25

Shares of newspaper companies rose Wednesday, helped by a series of positive quarterly results.

Analysts Expecting Bigger Profits, Less Revenue in New York Times Co. Q4 Report Wednesday

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-08

The New York Times Co., publisher of the third largest U.S. newspaper, is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter earnings before the stock market opens Wednesday.

Profits Reach $25.8 Million at McClatchy

New York Times – 2010-01-28

The news media company reversed a loss and announced plans to extend a deadline for repaying debt.

Profits up 7% at Hachette

The Book Seller – 2009-03-12

Lagardere's publishing business Hachette saw...

FT ad revenue down but profits leap 32%

Media Week – 2009-03-02

LONDON - FT Publishing's ad revenue declined 3% in 2008, although overall the company managed to increase pre-tax profits by 32% year on year, boosted by its digital and subscription activities.

Wolters Kluwer profits down 3 percent in 2H 2008

International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-25

Wolters Kluwer NV, a publisher of medical, legal and accounting journals, said Wednesday that net earnings fell 3 percent in the second half of 2008 and that it was weathering the economic crisis...

News Corp profits fall by 42% to $818m$

Times Online – 2009-02-05

News Corporation, the parent company of The Times, swung to an operating loss of $7.6 billion ($£5.2 billion) in the fiscal second quarter, down from earnings of $1.4 billion a year earlier, as the...

NYT Co. Profits Slide 48% In Q4 -- Even Digital Down

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-28

The New York Times Co. Wednesday reported its fourth-quarter earnings from continuing operations fell 48% on write-downs on severance costs and non-cash charges on the value of the International...

After Layoffs, McGraw-Hill Media Division Profits Up 45 Percent

Folio Mag – 2009-01-27

For BusinessWeek publisher McGraw-Hill, cost containment was a major priority in 2008 and will be into 2009, president and CEO Harold McGraw III said in year-end financial statement released today....

Dutch printer maker Oce profits down 98 pct

International Herald Tribune – 2009-01-12

Dutch printer maker Oce NV said Monday its earnings plunged 98 percent in the fourth quarter, as business slowed sharply amid the global economic downturn, and said it would seek to cut costs.

Future Publishing defies downturn as profits rise

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-11-27

Future Publishing has reported a 9% boost in adjusted operating profit in its preliminary results for the year ending September 30. By Mark Sweney

Profits Down at Playboy, Primedia

Folio Mag – 2008-11-06

The soft economy continues to take its toll on magazine publishers. Two more—Playboy and Primedia—reported financial losses today through the first nine months of the year.

Independent News & Media's UK profits slide

Guardian – 2008-08-27

Half-yearly profits tumbled 35.6% at Independent News and Media UK, which includes the Independent and Independent on Sunday. By Stephen Brook

Barnes & Noble's 2Q profits decline 15 percent

International Herald Tribune – 2008-08-21

Barnes & Noble Inc., the largest U.S. bookseller, said Thursday that second-quarter profit fell 15 percent as it confronts sluggish consumer spending.

Trinity to reduce costs as print profits drop

PrintWeek – 2008-08-08

Sly Bailey has vowed to cut costs at Trinity Mirror after the company's latest interim results showed a 26% decline in print profits.

Media: Murdoch delighted but wary after News Corp's profits surge

Guardian – 2008-08-05

A surge of 59% in News Corporation's bottom line is not likely to hold and 'less robust growth' is imminent, Rupert Murdoch has warned. By Andrew Clark

Reed Elsevier 1H profits beat expectations

International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-31

Reed Elsevier PLC, the London and Amsterdam-based educational publisher and owner of the LexisNexis information service, said Thursday that its first-half profits had beaten expectations thanks to...

Publisher Wolters Kluwer 1H profits fall

International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-30

Wolters Kluwer NV, the publisher of medical, legal and accounting journals, said Wednesday sales and profit both fell in the first half, suffering from the weak U.S. economy.

Mexican media giant Televisa says 2Q profits fell 8.6 percent

International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-18

Mexican media giant Televisa said Thursday that second-quarter profits fell 8.6 percent as financing and others costs rose, cutting into increased sales.

Elsevier increases sales and profits

The Bookseller – 2012-02-16

Elsevier increased sales and profit in 2011 as the company said the decline in print sales was...

Profits Rise Again at Simon & Schuster

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-17

Since e-books first became a meaningful part of a publisher’s business in 2009, results at Simon & Schuster have followed a familiar pattern—a decline in revenue but an increase in earnings....

Pearson sees digital profits rise

BBC – 2012-02-27

Educational publisher and FT owner, Pearson reports a rise in profits thanks to improved digital sales and growth in emerging markets.

Archant sees profits dip 29%

Guardian – 2012-03-06

Norwich-based publisher reveals 2011 operating profit dropped to £10.4m as revenues fell 3%Norwich-based regional publisher Archant has reported a 29.4% year-on-year fall in operating profit for...

Germany Trying to Cut Publishers In on Web Profits

The New York Times – 2012-03-12

The proposal would require Google and other online aggregators to pay publishers if they want to display all or parts of their articles.

Trinity Mirror suffers 40% fall in profits

Guardian – 2012-03-15

Newspaper publisher to cut pension fund payments as profits fall to £74mTrinity Mirror has reported a 40% fall in pre-tax profits to £74m for 2011, and agreed to cut pension fund payments by almost...

Telegraph Media Group profits fall 7.5%

Guardian – 2012-03-26

Daily Telegraph publisher's year on year profits dip to £54.5m due to digital investment and rising newsprint pricesProfits at Telegraph Media Group fell 7.5% year on year to £54.5m in 2011, as...

Mecom shares crash after latest profits warning

Guardian – 2012-06-07

European news publisher's shares slump by almost 50% as it shocks the market with second profit warning in six weeksShares in the media group Mecom slumped by almost 50% to an all-time low on...

Economist publisher's profits rise 9%

Guardian – 2012-06-18

The Economist Group reports year-on-year increase despite UK edition's 17% fall in print advertising revenueThe publisher of the Economist increased pre-tax profits by almost 9% year on year to more...

Online books giant Amazon making huge profits selling e-books on ‘terror, violence’

Hindustan Times – 2012-06-25

Online books giant Amazon has been accused of making profit by selling offensive, racist and potentially dangerous e-books on topics ranging from bomb-making to growing drugs.

Agency lawsuit hits S&S profits

The Bookseller – 2012-08-03

  Simon & Schuster's sales rose 3% year-on-year to $189m in the second quarter...

Kensal Rise Library to get Bilbary profits share

The Bookseller – 2012-08-28

Former Waterstones m.d. Tim Coates plans to help campaigners re-open Kensal Rise Library by...

Fifty Shades drives record revenues and profits for Random

The Bookseller – 2012-08-31

The "spectacular" publishing success of the Fifty Shades trilogy has driven record half...

Bauer Consumer Media's pre-tax profits drop 9.5% to £57.3m

Media Week – 2012-09-05

Annual pre-tax profits at the magazine company behind Grazia and Zoo were down 9.5% to £57.3m in 2011 after a £17.7m drop in revenues.

Dennis Publishing profits climb 14% to £4.1m

Media Week – 2012-10-02

Dennis Publishing is to report a 14% increase in annual pre-tax profits to £4.1m for 2011 and is expecting further improvement this year.

W H Smith profits expected to top £100m

The Bookseller – 2012-10-08

Analysts have predicted profits at W H Smith will top the £100m mark when the high street...

McClatchy Co.'s quarterly profits drop

SacBee – 2012-10-26

The McClatchy Co. reported a drop in quarterly profits Thursday as The Bee's owner contended with an ongoing decline in advertising.

Profits stable at Quarto as shareholder vote approaches

The Bookseller – 2012-11-01

Quarto has reported a drop in revenue but stable operating profit over the last nine months, with...

Time Warner profits buoyed by cable TV success

Guardian – 2012-11-07

Subscription revenues boost at HBO and CNN helps to offset advertising dip during London Olympic GamesTime Warner has reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as it lost less cable...

Crossrail hits Foyles profits

The Bookseller – 2012-12-14

Foyles' annual profit has dived by 25%, hit by the continuing disruption from the...

Hearst Digital Subscriptions Now Generating Profits

Folio Magazine – 2013-01-02

800,000 paid monthly subscribers at end of 2012, 80 percent new to file.

HarperCollins turnover up but profits drop

The Bookseller – 2013-01-14

HarperCollins saw a rise in turnover but a fall in profits last year, according to its results...

Quercus: 2012 profits to be 'below expectations'

The Bookseller – 2013-01-25

Quercus has reported that it expects profit before tax in the year to 31st December 2012 to be...

Profits fall at Penguin in 'momentous' year

The Bookseller – 2013-02-25

The Penguin Group saw a 1% rise in sales to £1.05bn in 2012 (£1.04bn in 2011)....

'Systematic transformation' ups profits at Reed Elsevier

The Bookseller – 2013-02-28

Reed Elsevier has reported revenue and pre-tax profit growth in 2012, with the company saying it...

Archant's profits slide by 40% – and it could face £13m tax bill

Guardian – 2013-03-12

Regional newspaper group reports post-tax loss of £2.2m as it makes provision for possible corporation tax paymentRegional newspaper group Archant has reported a 40% fall in profits for 2012, and...

Trinity Mirror reports 75% fall in pre-tax profits

Guardian – 2013-03-14

Pre-tax profits fell to £18.9m in 2012, with revenues plummeting by more than £50m, partly due to launch of rival Sun on SundayTrinity Mirror has reported a 75% fall in pre-tax profits to £18.9m...

Fifty Shades of Grey publisher Random House posts record profits

Guardian – 2013-03-26

Operating profits leapt 75% at Bertelsmann-owned publisher in 2012 as Fifty Shades trilogy sold more than 70m copiesEL James's Fifty Shades trilogy sold more than 70m copies in 2012, driving Random...

Digital Delivers... Profits

Publishers Weekly – 2013-03-29

E-book sales had a major impact on all of the major trade publishers' 2012 performance, with Random House coming out the biggest winner thanks to the success of the 50 Shades trilogy.

German Publisher Axel Springer Seeks Classified Profits

Business Week – 2013-04-05

The newspaper giant fights to regain lost ad revenue

Profits rise at S&S in first quarter

The Bookseller – 2013-05-02

Profits at Simon & Schuster have risen in the in the first quarter of 2013, despite a fall in...

Putting the Brand Before the Book Produces Profits

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-13

Helen Nathan came up with a brand and marketing plan before for her series of baking books for kids before the books were written. Today, licensing deals yield 4x her book royalties.

Telegraph Media Group increases profits

Guardian – 2013-05-24

The Telegraph Media Group (TMG) managed to increase its operating profit last year, making £58.4m on a turnover if £327.5m. In the previous year, it made £55.7m. According to the financial...

Twitter UK reports retained profits of less than £100,000

Guardian – 2013-07-05

Company, which has 100 staff in Dublin, refused to confirm that UK sales were routed through Ireland and not subject to UK taxTwitter, which is tipped for an $11bn (£7.3bn) stock market flotation in...

Gannett's profits slide by 6.5%

Guardian – 2013-07-22

Shares in Gannett fell today in pre-market trading after the US media company reported that revenue declines in its newspaper division have dragged down its overall earnings.Despite higher broadcast...

Arms makers boost profits despite Pentagon budget headwinds

Reuters – 2013-07-24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. arms makers reported higher quarterly earnings on Wednesday despite Pentagon budget cuts, with many raising their full-year forecasts, but the companies' order books...

Trinity Mirror profits flat despite ad revenue drop

Guardian – 2013-08-01

Publisher says sales of the Daily Mirror are resilient but it expects market to remain 'difficult' for the rest of the yearTrinity Mirror, publisher of the Daily Mirror, has reported flat pre-tax...

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