Time Inc. reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Time Inc. President and CEO Rich Battista said, “I am pleased with our second quarter Adjusted OIBDA of $88 million, which was roughly flat year-over-year. Our revenues continued to be impacted by disruption through the first half of 2017, as we said on our last call. Despite that revenue disruption, we executed in a highly disciplined way, which enabled us to beat Adjusted OIBDA expectations. The third quarter represents an important turning point for the Company as we are seeing strong momentum and sequential improvement of year-over-year trends for total advertising revenues. Today, we are reaffirming our 2017 Adjusted OIBDA outlook.” Battista continued: “On our last earnings call, we outlined aggressive actions—building on what we had accomplished to date—to reduce costs, expand margins, rationalize our portfolio and extend our brands into new growth revenue streams. We’ve been moving with speed and, most significantly, we are announcing today, a strategic transformation program based on a thorough review of Time Inc.’s business. Through this review, we have greater confidence in our path to accelerate the optimization of costs and revenue growth drivers. We have already targeted more than $400 million of run-rate cost savings, with the majority of initiatives expected to be implemented over the course of the next 18 months. Click Read More below for additional detail.
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) announced today thirdquarter 2022 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $.22 compared with $.32 in the same period of 2021. Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (defined below) was $.21 in the third quarter of 2022 compared with $.23 in the third quarter of 2021.
Operating profit increased to $51.0 million in the third quarter of 2022 from $49.0 million in the same period of 2021 as higher digital subscription revenues at The New York Times Group segment more than offset expected operating losses at The Athletic Media Company (“The Athletic”). Adjusted operating profit (defined below) increased to $69.0 million from $65.1 million in the prior year, as a result of the same drivers. Adjusted operating profit at The New York Times Group segment increased to $78.6 million from $65.1 million as digital subscription revenues more than offset lower print subscription, print advertising and other revenues. See “Key Highlights” on the following page for additional metrics.
Meredith Kopit Levien, president and chief executive officer, The New York Times Company, said, “The biggest story of our third quarter was continued progress on the bundle, with mounting evidence that our strategy is working. It was our best quarter yet for bundle net additions, with a record number of starts and a record percentage of our total starts taking the bundle. As a result of our efforts, we now have more than a million bundle subscribers, well on our way to our next mile marker of 15 million subscribers by 2027.
“Our third quarter results demonstrate steady progress toward becoming the ‘essential subscription’ for every English-speaking person seeking to understand and engage with the world. We did so by advancing the three pillars of our strategy: leading in news, helping people make the most of their lives and passions, and putting those ideas together in a bundle that makes The Times indispensable in the daily lives of millions more people.
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