Second Quarter highlights: •Total revenues decreased 2% to $560.9 million. Comparable company sales decreased 5% following a decrease of 8% in the second quarter last year. •J.Crew sales decreased 7% to $443.1 million. J.Crew comparable sales decreased 8% following a decrease of 9% in the second quarter last year. •Madewell sales increased 19% to $93.1 million. Madewell comparable sales increased 11% following an increase of 3% in the second quarter last year. •Gross margin increased to 38.6% from 35.7% in the second quarter last year. Click Read More below for additional detail.
Fiscal 2019 Second Quarter Key Financial Highlights
•Revenues of $2.63 billion, a 21% increase compared to $2.18 billion in the prior year, reflecting the consolidation of Foxtel and continued strength at the Book Publishing and Digital Real Estate Services segments
•Net income was $119 million compared to a net loss of ($66) million, which included a $174 million negative impact related to the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the prior year
•Total Segment EBITDA was $370 million compared to $328 million in the prior year
News Corporation (“News Corp” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) today reported financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2018.
Commenting on the results, Chief Executive Robert Thomson said: “News Corp has reported increased profitability and revenue growth during the first half of Fiscal 2019, highlighting the power of premium content and authenticated audiences in a fact-challenged world that craves credibility.
For the second quarter, the Company saw 21% revenue growth and a 13% rise in profitability, reflecting the consolidation of Foxtel and a healthy expansion of revenues in the Book Publishing and Digital Real Estate Services segments.
At News and Information Services, we saw a continuation of positive trends in paid digital subscriptions, including accelerating gains at The Wall Street Journal, and stronger digital advertising revenues in both the U.S. and Australia.
Although our teams have been diligent in pursuing revenue opportunities, the digital platforms, which arbitrage algorithmic ambiguity, remain dysfunctional. It is clear that there has been a regulatory awakening and the time has come for a regulatory reckoning.
more detail at: https://newscorp.com/2019/02/07/news-corp-reports-second-quarter-results-for-fiscal-2019/