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More Gannett bad news: Profits down 53 percent

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    And earnings per share dropped 38 cents a share from the same quarter of 2008. Also, publishing division ad sales dropped 28 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

    Gannettoids are trying to spin this as good news because (and I quote here for laughs): "We finished the quarter on a stronger note with better than anticipated results due primarily to better trends in advertising and greater efficiencies across all of our business segments. Our results for the quarter exceeded the high end of previously announced estimate ranges for revenue, operating cash flow, and earnings per share."

    Based on the preceding line of bull by-product, GCI stock is now up just over a dollar per share (at this moment).


    Starting at the middle of that release and below, it hemorrhages red ink. Digital revenue is up, but it really couldn't have gone anywhere else.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hey, if BS and specious arguments make the stock go up and put off more blood-letting, why complain?
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Small good news for Gannett.
    Employees can carry over five vacation days to next year.
  4. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    And your PTSD? Will that carry over as well?
  5. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Read the numbers carefully and you'll see that some of the revenue from last year's comparable quarter was political and Olympics advertising that obviously isn't happening this year. Back those numbers out and you see that the ad revenue was respectable, all things considered, and that the y-o-y drop-offs are getting smaller each quarter.

    GCI still has a ways to go, but even a serial Gannett hater like me recognizes that they had an OK quarter financially.

    That being said, they still treat their people like shit. But that's a conversation for another day.
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Gannett eats its young.
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Whoa, I guess I feel bad that I can carry over a month's worth of vacation.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Their layoffs are down this quarter as well.
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Is there anyone left to layoff?
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

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