Whether you run a paid or controlled magazine, growing and maintaining your subscriber base is one of your biggest budget expenses. Finding ways to cut subscription renewal costs has a big impact on your profitability. Assuming you operate at a 20% profit margin, every dollar saved in your circulation efforts is the equivalent of $5 of new revenue to your bottom line. Each year, I help dozens of consumer, B2B, and regional publishers with their digital strategy. Subscription renewal is one of the first things that we look at because of the ROI. Here are five tactics that we often implement. Click Read More below for additional detail.
*Operating cash flow increased 69% to $67.2 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $39.7 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2020.
*Free cash flow increased to $26.4 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $24.3 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2020.
*Free cash flow less principal repayments of finance leases and financing obligations increased to $14.9 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $14.3 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2020.
*Free cash flow less equipment finance leases and principal repayments of all other finance leases and financing obligations increased to $16.8 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $11.7 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2020.
*Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards totaled 519 million on March 31, 2021, compared with 513 million one year ago.
*Net sales increased 44% to $108.5 billion in the first quarter, compared with $75.5 billion in first quarter 2020. Excluding the $2.1 billion favorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales increased 41% compared with first quarter 2020.
*Operating income increased to $8.9 billion in the first quarter, compared with operating income of $4.0 billion in first quarter 2020.
*Net income increased to $8.1 billion in the first quarter, or $15.79 per diluted share, compared with net income of $2.5 billion, or $5.01 per diluted share, in first quarter 2020.
“Two of our kids are now 10 and 15 years old—and after years of being nurtured, they’re growing up fast and coming into their own,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “As Prime Video turns 10, over 175 million Prime members have streamed shows and movies in the past year, and streaming hours are up more than 70% year over year. Amazon Studios received a record 12 Academy Award nominations and two wins. Upcoming originals include Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, The Tomorrow War, The Underground Railroad, and much more. In just 15 years, AWS has become a $54 billion annual sales run rate business competing against the world’s largest technology companies, and its growth is accelerating—up 32% year over year. Companies from Airbnb to McDonald’s to Volkswagen come to AWS because we offer what is by far the broadest set of tools and services available, and we continue to invent relentlessly on their behalf. We love Prime Video and AWS, and we’re proud to have them in the family.”
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